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April 7-24 · May 5-22 · June 2-19 · July 7-24 · August 4-21 · September 1-18 · October 6-23 · November 3-20 ·         December 1-18


January 5-22 · February 2-19 · March 2-19 · March 30 · April 16 · May 4-21 · June 1-18 · July 6-23 · August 10-27 · September 7-24 · October 5-22 · November 2-19 ·
November 30-December 17

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, hike a magical rainforest, paddle majestic mangrove tunnels and unleash your inner child. Go zip-lining, surfing, whale watching and explore magnificent waterfalls 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. Understand how food is grown on a permaculture farm, connect barefoot to the Earth and move with intention.


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!

Join Our Next Yoga Teacher Training!

Apply to an upcoming immersion in Costa Rica.


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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.
“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


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.


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.


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

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

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.


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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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During your course we’ll visit a local waterfall, take a walk through the bamboo forest, go for a river swim, practice on the beach, & visit a local permaculture farm! On your days off, you can explore more!

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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.



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.


*Deposit is non-refundable. 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 3 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.
Venmo @innerseayogaacademy

PayPal, “send money to friends and family” to fletcher.courtney@gmail.com

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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