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SUP yoga Teacher Training

 

Take your SUP Yoga practice further with  SUP YOGA Teacher Training  in Sarasota, Florida in November 2016.  (Do you have a group of at least five interested yoga teachers? We can come to you!)

 

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Next training:

November 11-13th, 2016

Sarasota, Florida

 

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Each class is limited to only ten participants!

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This SUP Yoga Teacher Training combines the best of yoga teacher training, waterman skills training and the experience of a SUP Yoga professional for the best SUP Yoga Teacher Training program you can find.  You will not find a better, more comprehensive SUP Yoga training.

During this two and half day course students will learn the basics of stand up paddleboarding, ocean safety, how to guide a SUP yoga class and how to build a yoga studio on the water.

This teacher training is a collaboration between SURFit USA, paddleboard and surf experts,; Reflex Arts, the premiere yoga teacher training school in Southwest Florida,  and Janice Baxter, a yogi with over 30 years of yoga experience and the head SUP yoga teacher and trainer for SURFit USA.

The course is taught on Lido Key in Sarasota and utilizes the beautiful Sarasota Bay, the Lido Beach Mangrove tunnels and Lido Beach.

Cost is $549 per person and is limited to ten students per session.

During this two and half day course students will learn:  

  • Basics of stand up paddleboarding–including proper paddling technique, turning, navigating when conditions are rough, paddling through waves and more.   All instruction taught  within WPA (World Paddle Association) guidelines.
  • Water Safety:  Understanding how to read the weather–including waves, currents, winds, and basic rescue techniques.
  • Paddleboard Equipment: How paddleboards work, what they are made of and how to choose and use the correct boards for yoga. Also, what gear is needed and legally required, what gear an instructor should always carry and how to use it.
  • How to guide a SUP Yoga class:  Yoga Sequencing on water: Sequences developed specifically for SUP Yoga with poses that are uniquely adapted to use the paddle, board and water to enhance and elevate the experience of the practice.  Every student will have a chance to practice poses and lead a class.
  • How to create a SUP yoga studio:  Learn to assess your environment whether it be a lake, ocean, marina, river or pool; how to negotiate with public and private property, permits, parking and water access, to natural conditions and what kind of gear to use to anchor students and instructors to create a successful SUP yoga practice.
  • How to create a successful SUP Yoga  business:  This aspect of the weekend will provide information on  pricing classes, marketing, and partnering with yoga studios and board rental shops, creating an online presence including booking classes and registration, taking payments onsite, liability insurance and waivers, using social media and more.

Students will receive 20 Yoga Alliance continuing education credits upon completion of the course.

All stand up paddleboard equipment is provided and tuition includes a SUP Yoga Manual,   a 20% discount on future SUP equipment purchases through SURFit USA, a 10% discount on future trainings through Reflex Arts and special extras.

The course is taught on Lido Key in Sarasota and utilizes the beautiful Sarasota Bay, the Lido Beach Mangrove tunnels and Lido Beach.

Schedule:

Friday 4-7 pm:  Meet and Greet, Agenda for Weekend, SUP Yoga Class and  Social Dinner

Saturday: 8-5 :  SUP Basics, Rescue Basics,  SUP Yoga Classes and Demonstrations, Optional sunset paddle

Sunday 8-5:  Sunrise paddle, Students lead classes, SUP Yoga Business Principles.

For those of you travelling from out of town, we recommend staying at the Lido Beach Resort–It is on the water on Lido Beach and about a  1/2 mile walk from the SUP Yoga teacher training site.

Prerequisites:

To receive certifications students must:

  • have at least their 200 RYT (or be working towards it).  Students who do not have their 200 RYT are encouraged to participate in the weekend of SUP yoga immersion but will not receive certification.  A discount of 10% of future Reflex Arts teacher training will be given to all participants.
  • be CPR and First Aid Certified (or planning to get certified)

More details about the program:

This SUP Yoga Certification Program combines the best of yoga teacher training, waterman skills training and the experience of a SUP Yoga professional for the best SUP Yoga Certification program you can find.  You will not find a better, more comprehensive SUP Yoga Certification!

SURFit USA, founded by waterman, Aaron Pollard, is a stand up paddleboard/surf  company that offers lessons, tours, training, children’s programs, SUP Yoga, and worldwide adventure tours.  Although based in Sarasota, their programs take them all over the world spreading their passion for stand up paddleboarding and surfing.  SURFit USA promotes the waterman lifestyle for everyone to embrace. For more information on SURFit USA and their programs or to register for the certification class, visit www.surfitusa.com

Janice Baxter has taught Yoga and Meditation for over 40 years and has been in the water since she was a young child.   For 36 years she  lived in Hawaii and swam, competed in outrigger canoes, was a lifeguard, diver, kayaker and still body boards.  Combining yoga and stand up paddleboarding was a perfect combination of her two life loves–yoga and the ocean.  Janice Baxter has been the head SUP yoga instructor for SURFit USA and co-author of the SUP Yoga Certification Program.

Reflex Arts is the premier yoga teacher’s training studio in Southwest Florida.  Reflex Arts is an RYS-200, RYS-500 & RCYS, qualified to offer Yoga Alliance Certification courses in yoga teacher training at the 200 and 500 level and Children’s Yoga. They also offer specialized courses in Chair Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Reiki, and other special skills. For more information on Reflex and their programs, visit, http://www.reflexarts.com/.

Ready to take your yoga practice to the next level? Ready to take your stand up paddleboarding to the next level?

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