Upcoming dates


December 3-20


July 14-31, December 1-18

This is a soul-rocking, life changing opportunity to dig deep, connect, paint, play, laugh, cry and love. Understand samadhi (universal oneness) and the integration of nature and divinity by learning about medicinal plants, local ecology, permaculture, and conservation. Frolic in the waves, paddle magical marshes, unleash your inner child! Go surfing, kayaking, and dolphin watching on your days off!

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.

Found along northeast Florida’s “First Coast,” Jacksonville Beach offers vast stretches of gorgeous white sand beach, a famous fishing pier and boatloads of water activities. Salute this gorgeous sunrise every day with yoga on the beach! Beach volleyball, surfing, fishing and kayaking – Jacksonville Beach has it all. With a variety of restaurants, beaches, museums, nature preserves, theater, amusement park, and much more, there’s something for just about anyone in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. While just outside of busy Jacksonville, this small coastal resort city feels far removed from the hustle and bustle, providing a relaxing beach atmosphere on the Florida coastline.

Your retreat home is located half a mile from the beach. You’ll be able to use our GypSea bicycles to access countless boutiques, galleries, cafes, shopping malls, museums, libraries, beaches, water sports, grocery stores, and lots of restaurants.

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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


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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.


RYT 500

Yoga has been such a wonderful part of my life for over 20 years now, and this practice has helped me grow stronger, more flexible and fearless, both on and off the mat. Yoga inspires me to live each moment more mindfully.

I completed my 200 hour training with Sacred Hot Yoga Method and some advanced training in trauma sensitive yoga, as well as several types of Reiki, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, and other healing modalities. I also am a 300 hour trauma based RYT through Soulwork.

I will always be a student of the practice and am deeply grateful for the loving wisdom my teachers have shared with me.

In my classes, I love to combine creative sequencing, a spirit of healing and a dose of inspiration to help all levels of practitioners deepen their practice. I seek to help others heal and love themselves more by nurturing body, mind and spirit with yoga, and my hope is that you step off the mat feeling refreshed, loved and balanced.

Instructors may vary by course date.



This first time I stepped on a yoga mat was the first time I pulled at a string that seems to be endlessly unraveling. Here I am, years later, pulling and unraveling, pulling and unraveling – only to remember that the work never really ends. This practice has given me my power back – the power of being aware enough to learn in every moment. I’ve learned that the only action between wanting to change and change is choice, that the ability to feel is a gift, & that this moment, right here, has all I need to “know”.

My teaching opens up the door for you to experiment with what you’ve got going on right here. I want to teach you to listen + be heard, to see + feel. Feel home in your body, and most certainly, sexy in your skin.


*Early bird rate ends 30 days prior to start date
**Price does not include meals, transportation to Jacksonville or text books.
***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 2 options to pay the balance:

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.
PayPal, “send money to friends and family” to fletcher.courtney@gmail.com or follow this link: paypal.me/gypseayogaschool

What Is The Daily Schedule?

Training runs from 6 am-5:30 pm Monday-Saturday.

Evenings are for study, practice, and homework. Sundays are off days, but homework, study, reflection, and practice time will be assigned. This is a 15-day intensive course, and we must meet the required 200 hours for the Yoga Alliance 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher designation.

Where Is The InnerSea Yoga Academy Campus?

Casa Sol

South Beach Parkway

Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

How To I Get To Casa Sol?

For an additional cost (usually ~$30-$50), InnerSea Yoga Academy organizes a shuttle to leave from JAX airport at 1:00pm on Sunday, and it is about a 30 minute ride.

Where Can I Get Information On Travel, Hotels And Sites Before And After The Course?

If you want to spend extra time in Jacksonville Beach, you can check out https://www.jacksonvillebeach.org for more info!

What Is Near Campus?

There are many restaurants, grocery stores, shops, and beaches all within walking distance, check out Trip Advisor for all the local spots. The beach is about a 5 minute bike ride from the house (bicycles are provided!).

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.

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