Advance your practice.

Awaken your truth

200 Hour YTT

Advance your practice.

Awaken your truth

200 Hour YTT

About the YTT Experience

Yoga teacher training

A Life-Changing Experience

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, paddle magical marshes, unleash your inner child! Go surfing, kayaking, and dolphin watching 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. Connect barefoot to the Earth and move with intention.

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Jacksonville Beach, FL

A yoga paradise

Found along northeast Florida's "First Coast," Jacksonville Beach offers vast stretches of gorgeous white sand beach, a famous fishing pier and boatloads of water activities. Salute this gorgeous sunrise every day with yoga on the beach! Beach volleyball, surfing, fishing and kayaking – Jacksonville Beach has it all. With a variety of restaurants, beaches, museums, nature preserves, theater, amusement park, and much more, there’s something for just about anyone in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. While just outside of busy Jacksonville, this small coastal resort city feels far removed from the hustle and bustle, providing a relaxing beach atmosphere on the Florida coastline.

Your retreat home is located half a mile from the beach. You'll be able to use our GypSea bicycles to access countless boutiques, galleries, cafes, shopping malls, museums, libraries, beaches, water sports, grocery stores, and lots of restaurants.

Why Choose GypSea Yoga School

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Heart.
Compassion

Unparalleled staff support

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Whale Tail.
Ocean.

Unique location

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Light.
Your path

Self actualization

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Water drop.
Unity

Universal consciousness

I can't recommend training with GypSea Yoga School enough. I will always cherish my time in Costa Rica and I believe that any training / retreat with them will be an extremely good use of your time and hard-earned money.

Chrissy

These guys rock! Had an absolutely amazing experience with wonderful co-students in authentic jungle setting, yet comfortable accommodation and great vegan food. Thanks GypSea Yoga School for making this a great experience...

Kristine

GypSea Yoga is just amazing! The course itself was a journey into self discovery, self love and pushing limits. I highly recommend this class for anyone looking to deepen their own practice or wanting to venture into the teaching world.

Karolina

Early bird prices start at $3299 USD

Apply today for upcoming trainings

200 Hour YTT Yoga Alliance Coursework

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.

TECHNIQUES, TRAINING & PRACTICE

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.

TEACHING METHODOLOGY

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.

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

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. We’ll also include energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.)

YOGA PHILOSOPHY, LIFESTYLE & ETHICS

20 Contact hours

Dive into the major philosophical texts guiding modern yoga. Learn the concepts that make up the building blocks for full integration of mind, body an soul.

PRACTICUM

5 Contact hours

Practice teaching as the lead instructor and receive feedback from experienced teachers.

Required textbooks

The following three textbooks are required texts for the 200 YTT course.

Investment

Room TypeOccupancyEarly Bird RateRegular Rate
Shared Room2-4 people$3299 USD$3,399 USD

*Early bird rate ends 30 days prior to start date
**Price does not include transportation to Jacksonville Beach, meals or text books.
***Email us about the cost of tuition only (if you live in Jax)
****Prices include all coursework, excursions,  and accommodations.

200 Hour YTT Dates

Dates
May 15-June 1, 2022
June 12-29, 2022
July 17-August 3, 2022
August 14-31, 2022
September 11-28, 2022
October 9-26, 2022
November 13-30, 2022
December 4-21, 2022
2023: January 15-February 1, February 12-March 1, March 12-29, April 9-26, May 14-31, June 11-28, July 16-August 2, August 13-30, September 10-27, October 8-25, November 12-29, December 3-20

Email us to ask about completing the course in modules. Come for 1 week to Florida and complete the other module in Costa Rica or finish online!

You are surrounded by great vibes and beautiful people at GypSea Yoga School!

Kacie

If you are looking for some awesome, knowledgeable people to work with, these are the guys.

Ruchi

Highly recommend GypSea Yoga School on your journey of expansion, healing, and higher consciousness.

Jolie

Frequently Asked Questions

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South Beach Parkway

Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

For an additional cost (usually ~$30-$50), GypSea Yoga School organizes a shuttle to leave from JAX airport at 1:00pm on Sunday, and it is about a 30 minute ride. 

If you want to spend extra time in Jacksonville Beach, you can check out https://www.jacksonvillebeach.org for more info!

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.

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.

$500 deposit is required to hold your spot. The remaining balance must be paid 30 days prior to arrival:

  1. Bank transfer, Zelle (305-240-5470), or TransferWise: "Courtney Fletcher" at Bank of America 3200 Flagler Ave. Key West FL 33040, account number 898049989637,  routing number: 063000047 SWIFT code: BOFAUS3N.
  2. Paypal “send to friends & family” to fletcher.courtney@gmail.com

There are many restaurants, grocery stores, shops, and beaches all within walking distance, check out Trip Advisor for all the local spots. The beach is about a 5 minute bike ride from the house (bicycles are provided!). 

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

Meet your instructors

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Bonnie Brazeau

Lead Facilitator
E-RYT 500

Bonnie is an E-RYT 500 certified yoga instructor based in Southern California. Bonnie’s yoga journey began at a young age inside a small Bikram studio in Ann Arbor, MI. She continued to hold a Bikram practice as a way to cross train for race running, until she discovered the Mysore style practice of Ashtanga yoga. Immediately hooked and in love with the routine, she dove in and became a dedicated practitioner.

Since then she has studied many styles of yoga, and continuously studies various forms of movement. Her practice now, though still stemming from an Ashtanga background, is more free flow and sensation inspired. She challenges her body to find new ways to move from each side of the mat, and finds passion and self-discovery through this intuitive style.

Her style of teaching stems from breath. She reminds students that yoga practices are really just breath practices, and draws awareness inwards to focus on sensation rather than appearance. With this in mind, she is strong believer that all of life is yoga and whether you are driving your car, catching a wave, or laying on your mat- if your breath can be found then your yoga is present.

Dina Brereton

Lead Facilitator
E-RYT200, RYT 500, Reiki Master, Life Coach

Experienced educator with a passion and history of bringing people and groups together to work more cohesively and communicate more effectively with each other in an outdoor adventure setting. Dina completed her Outward Bound Instructor Course in 2013, worked as the Team Building Coordinator for 4 years at one of the largest YMCA camps in the country, and received her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training certification with GypSea Yoga School in the summer of 2018. Her passion lies in helping people tap into the best version of themselves. To help facilitate this further, she received her life coach certification in October of 2020 and 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2021, and is ready to help you discover what is possible for you and your future.

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Courtney Fletcher

Founder, Lead Facilitator
E-RYT 500, YACEP, REIKI MASTER

Hi, I’m Courtney, an ex-gymnast, spinally fused, 18-year yogi, Ashtangi, trained in India, with a gypSEA soul 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 YTT Sample Itinerary

Time of DayActivity
6:00 AMAsana & Pranayama Class
7:30 AMMeditation
8:00 AMBreakfast
9:00 AMYoga Sutras & Bhagavad Gita
10:00 AMAsana Workshop
12:00 PM (NOON)Lunch
1:00 PMLecture & Small Group Activities
(Teaching methodology, Anatomy, Physiology)
3:00 PMPractice Teaching
4:30 PMEvening Satsang
5:30 PMDinner

*Itinerary subject to change depending on scheduled excursions and weather