Upcoming dates


June 8-26


Embark on an inward journey to discover your highest self and true purpose through ancient yoga teachings, introspection, and self-love. This is a soul-rocking, life-changing opportunity to dig deep, connect to your inner Light, paint, play, laugh, cry and love. Understand samadhi (universal oneness) by connecting deeply with nature, learning about local ecology, farming and conservation. Frolic in crystal blue waters, snorkel magical coral reefs, paddle majestic mangrove tunnels, with InnerSea Yoga Teacher Training! Study with Laruga Glaser! Discover how to live your dharma by unveiling your inner Light.

Our training is designed to help you connect with and nurture your inner child through play, art, movement and nature. We will explore ancient teachings with dance, painting, journaling, and acro yoga. Connect barefoot to the Earth and move with intention.


Bonaire, a Caribbean island municipality of the Netherlands, lies off Venezuela’s coast in the southern Caribbean. Its reef-lined coast is protected by Bonaire National Marine Park. Beyond its rich marine life, the island shelters lizards, donkeys and birds within its immense Washington Slagbaai National Park, marked by beaches, lagoons, caverns and desert-like hills.

Your retreat home is less than 900 meters from the aqua blue waters and white sandy beaches. Enjoy a private pool, in a nice neighborhood in Belnem, air conditioning in all the rooms, private ensuite bathrooms and lush tropical gardens. 

Join Our Next Yoga Teacher Training!

Apply to an upcoming immersion in Bonaire.


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You’re ready to learn more about the true meaning of yoga so that you can build and maintain a daily yoga practice.
You’re in a state of transition, rediscovering your Self.

You often grapple with questions like, Who am I and why am I here?


You know that only you can change your life; you are ready to feel empowered to take the next steps.

You love to play and find a deep connection with nature.
You’ve touched the depth of your innerSea and want to learn tools to access it at will.
“Courtney Fletcher is the owner and is an Angel of a soul. InnerSea Yoga Academy changed my life. It wasn’t just about learning yoga positions, it was learning everything about yoga, philosophy, physiology, and spirituality! Courtney is someone that I plan to know the rest of my life. A beautiful life changing experience!”

~ Pamela Talvacchia


At InnerSea Yoga Academy, we believe that our natural state is one of peace and tranquility — that an ocean of bliss already lies within you. And yet, most of us experience turbulent, choppy waves due to our identification with the external world and a narrow perception of our Truth.

Our mission at InnerSea Yoga Academy is to provide the transformational tools you need to calm the waves of your mind so you can reclaim your innate potential and awaken to your Truth — the ocean of wisdom that is the depth of your soul.

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Our study focus is centered around the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar. We will discuss each sutra thoroughly, breakdown common hatha and vinyasa asanas and work through sequencing and language for teaching classes. You will learn and practice many traditional pranayama and meditation techniques daily, immersed in the serenity of natural forests.

The textbooks and coursework fulfill the Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training requirements.

75 Contact hours
Learn the language used to cue common asanas and how to sequence your own classes. By the end of the course you will feel ready to begin offering classes in your own unique style.
15 Contact hours
Gain insight from a certified teacher with over 8 years of experience. Learn to apply methods for all ages and levels of experience to achieve the desired learning and healing for your future students.
10 Contact hours
An overview of basic anatomy as it applies to common poses will be presented. You will learn about how yoga brings balance to each bodily system, and how they integrate for optimal health.
20 Contact hours

Dive into the major philosophical texts guiding modern yoga. Learn the concepts for full integration of mind, body an soul.

Yoga Class

5 Contact hours

Practice teaching as the lead instructor and receive feedback from experienced teachers.

view a typical day’s schedule


Join Our Next Yoga Teacher Training!

Apply to an upcoming immersion in Bonaire.


reserve your spot today



Students will stay in a luxury Guesthouse situated in the area Belnem, the South part of the Island..

Students who complete this training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).
Excursions during the training include Eco hikes (medicinal plants, local wildlife, beach), Farm Trip, an Ocean swim and meditation and a Paddle Tour.




Hi, I’m Courtney, an ex-gymnast, spinally fused, 18-year yogi, Ashtangi, trained in India, with a gypSEA soul whose practice draws from hatha, kundalini and vinyasa. My heart-centered approach evokes an understanding of interconnectedness through a focus on self-love, nature and seva (service). The intention being for my students to discover the light within that ignites their path to inner peace, the connection which opens the heart to universal love.

After 10 years as a competitive gymnast, lower back surgery brought my athletic ability to a halt. Looking for a way to ease the pain and regain strength and flexibility, I discovered yoga and immediately fell in love with the practice, quickly learning its transformational power over the mind and path to freedom. Embarking on this journey meant a lifelong quest for self-knowledge, love, and humility. In 2010 I volunteered in India and earned my yoga teaching certification. My time in India inspired me to establish my own NGO, Kids’ Foundation for Uniting Nations which connects and inspires kids around the world to initiate positive change through service.



Tara Ubachs (50) is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher and teacher trainer (E-RYT 500 and YACEP) registered with Yoga Alliance. Born in the Netherlands, but with Indian roots and a grandfather who was a Vedic pandit, she was introduced to the various branches of yoga at an early age; mantra chanting, meditation, pranayama, assisting Poojas (fire ceremonies) and reciting Vedic Sanskrit texts.

It was not until later in life, 39, that she discovered yoga asana, physical yoga practice. After practicing Bikram yoga intensively for five years, including participation in the Dutch national championships in 2015 and 2016, she was drawn more to her roots. Ashtanga yoga brought together all the aspects she had been exposed to from early on in life. She attended an intensive yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India with Yogi Kamal Singh, and followed this up with a Pranayama Teacher Training (50hrs) with Sunil Sharma.

She continues to practice with world renown Ashtanga teachers like Kristina Karitinou, Heather Serna and Laruga Glaser. But follows Petri Räisanen as her main teacher and has the privilege of assisting him during his retreats with, what his wife Wambui Njuguna-Räisanen calls, her healing hands.

Tara has a special gift of bringing community together and built a Mysore community in Arnhem, the Netherlands and Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands, where she currently lives.

Laruga Glaser
special guest teacher
Laruga Glaser has been practicing Ashtanga yoga continuously for over 23 years. Starting at the beginning of her 20s, she was immediately drawn to the practice after working with other forms of yoga years prior. After establishing a committed practice she then deepened her studies traveling to Mysore, India annually to practice at KPJAYI where the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois taught and now his grandson, R. Sharath Jois teaches. Laruga has made more than 14 trips to Mysore and is on a mission to continue to learn and grow as a student as well as a teacher. She is one of the few in the world who have been given the distinction of being certified to teach up to Advanced B, which is not easily given and takes many years to earn. Through it all, Laruga teaches as an act of deep sharing and love for what yoga develops in each individual, facilitating space to open, challenge, and inspire those to realize their inherent potential, and has been personally invited all over the world to do so.


*Early bird rate ends 60 days prior to start date
**Price does not include transportation to Bonaire or text books.
***Email us about the cost of tuition only (if you already have a place to stay in Bonaire).
****Prices include all coursework, excursions, and accommodations.

Frequently Asked QUESTIONS

How Do I Pay My Balance?

$500 deposit is required to hold your spot. The remaining balance must be paid 30 days prior to arrival. There are 3 options to pay the balance:

1. Bank transfer, Zelle (courtney@innerseayogaacademy.com), or TransferWise: “InnerSea Yoga Academy LLC” at Bank of America 2853 County Road 210 W, St. Johns, FL 32259, account number 898142597337,  routing number: 026009593  SWIFT code: BOFAUS3N.
2. PayPal, “send money to friends and family” to fletcher.courtney@gmail.com
3. Venmo @innerseayogaacademy

What Is The Daily Schedule?

6-8AM Morning meditation and pranayama. Yoga class 8-9AM Breakfast
9-10:30AM Philosophy, Yoga Sutras
10:30AM-12PM Asana workshop
12-1PM Lunch
1-3PM Anatomy & Physiology or Teaching Methodology 3-5PM Practice teaching
5-5:30PM Satsang
5:30PM Dinner

Where Is The Campus?

Bonaire, an island municipality of the Netherlands, lies off Venezuela’s coast in the southern Caribbean. Its reef-lined coast is protected by Bonaire National Marine Park. Beyond its rich marine life, the island shelters lizards, donkeys and birds within its immense Washington Slagbaai National Park, marked by beaches, lagoons, caverns and desert-like hills.

Students will stay in the beautiful Oasis Guesthouse Bonaire which is a luxury Guesthouse on Bonaire, situated in the area Belnem, the South part of the Island.

Oasis has comfortable luxury one- & two-bedroom suites with boxspring beds, air-conditioning and private ensuite bathroom. Relax in the evenings and on days off in the pool surrounded by tropical gardens. Students will have access to a fully equipped kitchen to prepare their own meals and snacks.

Super central situated for every activity or if you like to go to the centre. It is only a few minutes away from:
– The Southern Scuba diving sites
– Windsurf heaven Sorobon – Lac Bay
– Kiteboarding Beach Atlantis
– The beautiful snorkeling place ‘The Cargill Salt Pier’
– The centre of Kralendijk with restaurants and souvenir shops

What's Included?

Mysore workshops with Laruga Glaser, authorized and world renowned ashtanga teacher
Yoga Festival with sound baths, ecstatic dance, cacao ceremony, soul food and yoga workshops
18 nights accommodation
Certificate of completion
Curriculum, including a comprehensive InnerSea Yoga Academy student workbook Local trips to the beach, farm and paddling
All yoga philosophy, posture, anatomy and teaching methodology classes

What's Not Included?

Airport transfers
Flight to Bonaire (BON)
Days off free time excursions

What's Taught During The Course?

The physical aspects of this course are based in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika the foundation, which branches out into the variety of modern yoga styles. Our students are introduced to the following styles:

Kids Yoga
Acro Yoga
Chair Yoga
Yoga Nidra

What Are The Prerequisites?

The prerequisite for this course is at least one year of consistent, steady yoga practice. This can include asana, pranayama and or meditation. There is no minimum physical ability level, just a basic understanding of asanas will do. We are more focused on understanding yoga as a tool to calm the mind.

Join Our Next Yoga Teacher Training!

Apply to an upcoming immersion in Bonaire.


reserve your spot today

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