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THE 500-HR

Are you serious about deepening your yoga practice? Do you desire to open a yoga studio or build a successful yoga business? The InnerSea Academy 500-Hour yoga training is an intensive, life-altering program to help you achieve profound life shifts and radical soul alignment as you pursue your yoga goals.

Five hundred hours of training is the highest international standard you can achieve as a yoga teacher. Our 500-hour training combines our introductory level 200-hour yoga course with our advanced 300-hour yoga teacher training.


Join us in Costa Rica for your full 500-hour course completed in 7 weeks. Or come for your 200 hour and complete the 300-hour modules online from the comfort of your home.

After completing this program, you can register as an advanced yoga teacher or RYT500 with Yoga Alliance. Gain the tools and confidence you need to grow an impactful and successful yoga business, and launch your new yoga career with an in-depth knowledge of the history and origin of yoga asana, meditation and philosophy.

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You are ready for the highest level of yoga certification.
You want a career change.
You plan to teach regular yoga classes.
You intend to open a yoga studio.
You plan to create a yoga retreat business.
You are a dedicated yoga student who wants to enhance your practice and deepen your knowledge.
“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


We honor yoga as a path to self-knowledge, love and freedom. Embarking on this journey means a quest to become your most divine self.

We are committed to raising the collective consciousness through a heart-centered approach to yoga that includes meditation, breath, movement and service. InnerSea Yoga Academy donates a portion of all profits to Kids’ Foundation for Uniting Nations.


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.


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

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

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

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

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

Join Our Next Yoga Teacher Training!

Apply to an upcoming immersion in Costa Rica.


reserve your spot today



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 repel down some waterfalls!

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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.

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 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  Sunday) 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:

Zelle: courtney@innerseayogaacademy.com

Paypal: “send to friends & family” to fletcher.courtney@gmail.com

What Is The Daily Schedule?

Training runs from 6am-5:30pm Monday-Friday, and evenings are for study, practice, and homework. Saturdays and Sundays are off days, but there will be assigned homework, study, reflection and practice time. 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 (usually ~$30-$50), GypSea Yoga School organizes a shuttle to leave from SJO airport at 1:00pm, and it is about a 3.5 hour ride. The driver will meet you outside of Malinche restaurant with a GypSea Yoga School sign. The restaurant is located outside and to the right after baggage claim. You are welcome to come the night before, and find a hotel near SJO, then come back to SJO for the 1:00pm shuttle the next day.

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

Which Books Do I Need?

Please bring with you (hard copy or digital copy is fine): Yoga Sutras of Patanjali translation & commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda, Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar, The Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long.

What Is Near Campus?

There are many restaurants, grocery stores, and laundry service all within walking distance, check out Trip Advisor 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 minutes walk. There is a local farmer’s market on Saturdays from 8am-12pm.

What Are The Prerequisites?

The prerequisite for this course is at least 1 year of consistent, steady yoga practice.

Join Our Next Yoga Teacher Training!

Apply to an upcoming immersion in Costa Rica.


reserve your spot today

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