Upcoming dates

Email us to ask about completing the course in modules. Come for 1 week to Costa Rica and finish online.


March 24th-April 28th
July 21st-August 31st


Dive deeper into the aspects of yoga that interest you by completing the advanced 300 hour course immersive live in Costa Rica or five 60-hour special interest modules. These can be completed in-person in Costa Rica, online, or as a combination of in-person and online. Online modules offered: Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Yin, Yogic Philosophy, Anatomy, Raja Yoga

Our live in-person immersive is built around 3 pillars: Trauma Informed Yoga, Philosophy and Meditation. It will include deeper coursework in Trauma, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Philosophy and Adjusting & Sequencing. 


Uvita is a small village on the southwest coast of Costa Rica. It is notable for being located where the mountains most closely reach the Pacific Ocean and is the closest village to Marino Ballena National Park (roughly a 40 minute walk, or 5 minute taxi ride). This tropical hamlet possesses great charm in an unspoiled and serene atmosphere. With palm trees swaying in the wind, providing shady relief from the intense Pacific sun, there is plenty of outdoor options in this tropical paradise.

Uvita is the major stomping ground of Costa Rica’s whale and dolphin species. The nation’s most iconic and oft-spotted whale, the humpback, spends more than eight months a year in these waters – the longest humpback whale season in the world!


You have completed your 200-hour yoga training and are hungry for more knowledge.
You want to go deep into specific yoga focuses and niches.
You want to continue studying with your beloved teachers.
You are looking for YACEP (continuing education) credit.
The InnerSea Yoga Academy staff went above and beyond providing us with hands on training and unlimited resources. Courtney and her staff “walk the walk”. They are the real deal. I came with no expectations and left a new woman. I have been inspired beyond what I thought myself capable of. I am beyond gratitude to all of them.

~ Amanda Schmidt


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.


InnerSea Yoga Academy takes the student on a journey, she utilizes different teaching modalities that are designed to challenge us to grow, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. If you feel intuitively pulled towards attending this training…follow and honor your instinct. I highly recommend Inner Sea Yoga Academy.

~ Lureta Whitewing

This training program is a journey of knowledge, inner-self, and physical activity. I walked away from this program with a greater intelligence on the practice of Yoga but also with a greater understanding of myself as an individual. Thank you thank you thank you for everything!

~ Madeline Marie

Best Experience of my life! Everything about InnerSea Yoga Academy was amazing! The facility was beautiful! I walked away with more knowledge and friends than I could have ever hoped for! Absolutely incredible.

~ Stacey Lynn

The InnerSea Yoga Academy staff went above and beyond. I am so glad I chose this School for my training. Looking forward to continuing my yoga education with InnerSea Yoga Academy. If you are serious about becoming a yoga teacher, this is the best place to start.

~ Margaret Ward

I loved every single part of this amazing journey! Courtney has such an amazing presence and creates the perfect atmosphere to shine as bright as you can. I cannot thank InnerSea Yoga Academy enough for everything they have done for me. This was a total game changer!

~ Shannon Jacques

“The best yoga school in Costa Rica. 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

Join Our Next Yoga Teacher Training!

Apply to an upcoming immersion in Costa Rica.


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Hospedaje el Bosquecito is located beside a small creek and forest, the sound of water brings a tranquil atmosphere and wildlife sightings are the norm. Services are a short walk away.

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This course includes 3 home-cooked vegetarian meals per day Monday through Saturday. Enjoy fresh local produce and healthy wholesome food prepared mindfully to energize your practice.

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On your days off, delve even deeper into nature and really see all that Costa Rica has to offer! Go zip-lining, surfing, whale watching, snorkeling, horseback riding, or even waterfall repelling! 

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Hi, I’m Courtney, an ex-gymnast, spinally fused, 18-year yogi, Ashtangi, trained in India, 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.



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.

Instructors may vary by course date.


*Early bird rate ends 30 days prior to start date
**Price does not include transportation to Uvita or text books.
***Email us about the cost of tuition only (if you already have a place to stay in Uvita).
****Prices include all coursework, excursions, meals (except Sundays) 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)

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?

Hospedaje el Bosquecito
600 metros este del Banco de Costa Rica
Uvita de Osa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, 60504

How To I Get To Hospedaje El Bosquecito?

For an additional cost (roughly ~30-50 USD), InnerSea Yoga Academy organizes a shuttle to leave from SJO airport at 1:00 pm on Sunday (the day before training begins). The ride takes approximately 3.5 hours. The driver will meet you outside of Malinche restaurant with a sign. You’ll find the restaurant out and to the right after baggage claim. You are welcome to arrive the night before and find a hotel near SJO, then return to SJO for the 1:00 pm shuttle the next day. If you need additional travel information, please contact the Uvita Information Center.

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

If you want to spend extra time in Costa Rica, you can contact the Uvita Information Center. Website: uvita.info, Phone: +50627438072, E-Mail: uvitainfocenter@gmail.com

What Is Near Campus?

There are many local restaurants, grocery stores, and laundry service all within walking distance. You can check out Tripadvisor for all the local spots. The beach is about a 40-minute walk from the hotel, and there are rivers and waterfalls about a 5-minute walk away.

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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Apply to an upcoming immersion in Costa Rica.


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