The story of InnerSea Yoga Academy begins with you. Your true nature, your essence, your Source, your Light. For each of us is a manifestation of pure awareness, of unconditional love; That is our natural state. What draws us out of this ocean of wisdom is that we falsely identify as separate. We cling tightly to small aspects of ourselves, constantly changing pieces, and the effort to hold on is so great that we suffer as a result. It is like trying to catch a waterfall in your hands — a futile attempt to hold what is outside ourselves… Until we turn within. Until we seek the ocean of wisdom that is the depth of our soul.


Our mission at InnerSea Yoga Academy is to provide the teaching and support you need to connect to the innate Truth that already lies within you.

We began this journey under the name of Gypsea Yoga School as we are all in a constant state of change and becoming, and the sea is where we find connection and profound bliss. However, this identity has proven to be shallower than intended, as the changing aspects of ourselves are such a small portion of our whole being. In fact, the ever-steady consciousness (Brahman in Sanskrit) is the totality of existence. We already are Pure Awareness. Our new brand, InnerSea Yoga Academy, reflects this teaching.

Therefore, let the outside world be a mirror. Every time you begin to look outward, let the reflection you see to guide you back to your innate ocean of wisdom within.

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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 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




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.


200 & 300-Hour
Yoga Teacher Trainings In
Uvita, Costa Rica
Embark on a journey to discover your highest self and true purpose through ancient yoga teachings, introspection, and self-love. Discover how to live your dharma and connect to your inner child as you connect, paint, play, laugh, cry and love. Our soul-rocking, life changing yoga teacher training immersions are located in some of the most spectacular places on the planet.

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Yoga Teacher Trainings &
Continuing Education Courses
Gain the confidence and knowledge you need to safely and successfully teach yoga. Feel empowered to become a yoga instructor and pursue racial change in your life. Our online Yoga Alliance-certified yoga courses combine advanced teachings on anatomy and asana with life-changing workshops on philosophy and personal development — all from the comfort of your home.

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Yoga Mentorship Program
With Courtney
Understand your mind and apply proven strategies to harness its full potential. Troubleshoot what’s holding you back from stepping into your highest purpose. Our invitation to Pure Awareness is a unique opportunity to study with our founder, Courtney Fletcher. Receive weekly meditations and theory, the opportunity to discuss your most burning questions about the nature of reality, and more.

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