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YTT Amelia Island, FL Sept. 2019

August 31-September 14th, 2019

Join an island-adventure of a lifetime, a soul-shaking and life-changing opportunity to dig deep, connect with your inner child, paint, play, laugh, cry, and love. Advance your personal practice through an in-depth study of authentic, traditional asana, prayanama, and meditation teachings. Learn the asanas of the ashtanga vinyasa primary series, dive into the philosophy of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and practice a variety of traditional pranayama and meditation techniques. Discover your personal teaching style, and how to share the gift of yoga with proven business insights. Practice yoga asana and meditation on one of the most beautiful beaches in Florida. Watch dolphins playing in in the waves off your front porch and enjoy the sea breeze with your morning coffee. Relax in the evenings under towering oak trees draped with Spanish moss or explore all that the local town has to offer. Open yourself to our heart-centered approach with combines traditional techniques with modern yoga therapy safety for a spiritually-based diverse teaching experience.

This is a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher Certification. Enjoy the opportunity awaken with the sunrise and practice daily beside the ocean. You will receive ample one on one feedback, as the group size is very limited. Our course is focused on yoga as a lifestyle, which means the practice is carried off our mats and throughout our day as we create space to find the quiet place within ourselves. Meditation and spiritual study is emphasized as a way to heal and create space amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life. The course manual that has been created by Courtney and is an incredibly thorough and useful tool as you continue beyond the course. We also provide a network of support when the course is over; our instructors are available to offer feedback even after graduation.


6:00AM Asana & Pranayama Class
7:30 AM Meditation
8:00 AM Breakfast Break
9AM Yoga Sutras & Bhagavad Gita
10AM Asana Workshop
12PM Lunch Break
1PM Lecture & Small Group Activities (Teaching Methodology, Anatomy & Physiology)
3PM Practice Teaching
4:30 PM Evening Satsang
5:30 Break


Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach, but hard to forget. With 13 miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike. (from AmeliaIsland.com)

Things to Do on Amelia Island:

  • Kayak
  • Paddleboard
  • Surf
  • Eco-Tours
  • Secluded State Parks
  • Historical Port
  • Fort Clinch State Park
  • Gourmet Restaurants
  • Kiteboarding
  • Boutique Shopping
  • Downtown Fernandina
  • Fishing
  • Cumberland Island
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Beach-combing
  • Bird-watching
  • Amelia Island Downtown Tasting Tours (November 16th)
  • Fernandina Beach Market Place Farmers Market (November 17th & 24th)
  • Amelia Community Theatre Presents: ACOUSTIC SESSIONS (November 19th)


15 nights accommodation
200-hour yoga teacher training program
Custom comprehensive course manual
Eligibility for Yoga Alliance certification
Integrated daily asana, pranayama, and meditation practices
Island-style training in the eight limbs of yoga
Lessons on ethics for yoga teachers
Practice teaching sessions
Yoga philosophy and lifestyle classes
Transportation to and from Jacksonville International Airport

Not Included: Additional activities or excursions, Airfare, Personal expenses, Meals

Required Reading (to purchase and bring with you):

Packing List:

– Required Reading
– Yoga Mat
– Sunscreen
– Water-bottle
– Beach Attire (bathing suit, flip flops, cover ups)
– Yoga Clothes (loose fitting, comfortable for practicing yoga)
– Toiletries
– First Aid
– Copies of Travel paperwork
– White Graduation Outfit
– Journal
– Pens
– Colored Pencils


Courtney Fletcher – Lead Facilitator

RYT500, E-RYT 200, YACEP, Reiki 

Courtney, founder of Gypsea Yoga School is an ex-gymnast, spinally fused, 14-year yogi, Ashtangi, trained in India, with a gypSEA soul whose practice draws from hatha, kundalini and vinyasa. Her heart-centered approach evokes an understanding of interconnectedness through a focus on self-love, nature and seva (service). The intention being for students to discover the light within that ignites their path to inner peace, the connection which opens the heart to universal love. Learn more here.

Monica Ann Pellegrino – Lead Facilitator, Pranayama Teacher

E-RYT 200, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Crystal Healer, Reiki Master Teacher

Being a natural intuitive most of my life, I started my studies with natural, holistic, and healing therapies in 2010. I began the journey for my own passionate search in finding awareness and love for myself. It was serendipitous, of course, and came to me in a part of my life when I needed it to show up the most. This is exactly what healing therapies do. I had been sick with no explanation from doctors, woke up from a routine ENT procedure and had no use of my left arm. Then I lost my father to ALS. We have all been through not so pleasant times. These times allowed me to learn that I needed healing on all levels, not just the physical form, much like so many others in the world.

Since 2010, I have been following my heart and learning that there is always more that can be done on my own part to excelerare my healing by simply being aware and loving myself. I learned how to accomplish this through continuously studying different holistic healing therapies. These therapies led me to becoming a master crystal healer, a 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher, licensed massage therapist, Master Shamballa Light Warrior, and Master of Integrated Energy Therapy. After learning, growing, and healing myself personally, I now know how to share these beautiful healing modalities with everyone. Any person who is open to learn, and willing to align themselves with love and light can learn how to make anything possible. Becoming my own self love warrior is the most rewarding journey I have ever been on. I am blessed every day to share my story and passion with everyone and guide others by shining my light so bright that their own inner self love-warrior starts to shine. We are all healers, we are all light, we are all love. Namaste!



Deposit $500

Shared Room $2799

Private Room $2899


*Prices include all coursework, excursions, accommodations. Price does not include meals.

Terms & Conditions

All deposits are non-refundable.

The Full balance of program fees are due 30 days prior to the start date of the program. Final date to withdraw from a program and not be responsible for the final payment is 30 days prior to the start date of the program.

No refunds will be granted 29 days or less, prior to start date of program, or thereafter.

Student will provide written notice via email, to gypseayogaschool@gmail.com, of request to withdraw from the program. The email must arrive within the period of 30 days or more before the program start date, to be deemed official notice and to not be charged for the program.

Should a student opt to transfer program dates or locations, any Program Fee differences will apply. Transfers are NOT available once we are within 30 Days of the start of the original Program applied for. At this stage the Refund Policy details apply.