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SUP Yoga Teacher Training

  • North Park Lake 10301 Pearce Mill Road Allison Park, PA, 15101 United States (map)

August 9th to 12th, 2018




with Ian Smith

This course is a 2-day SUP Instructor Certification through the Professional Stand Up Paddle Association (PSUPA). This internationally recognized program is beneficial for both independent SUP instructors as well as recreational business owners who offer SUP instruction and rentals. You will learn the skills needed to teach a 1 to 3-hour SUP class confidently and safely. The curriculum includes the PSUPA Water Safety Course and is adaptable to client's specialized needs. Certification is awarded upon completing the course, passing all tests, and achieving a satisfactory evaluation. The certification is valid for 4-years.


  • Risk management, group management, making smart decisions, legal issues, waivers, communication, marine weather, basic navigation

  • How to teach a 1.5 to 3hr basic class or tour

  • Teaching concepts, learning personalities and how to work with each, student phobias, modeling,

  • Learn about paddling equipment, equipment manufacturing, board and paddle design, hydrodynamics

  • On-water teaching techniques such as standing methods, falling, getting back on, turns, forward stroke, balance techniques, paddling straight,

  • Rough water paddling in wind and boat wakes.

  • Teaching kids, games, skill building drills, team building

  • Rescues - flip, dip-pull, towing, board push, rough water rescues, flip rescue for CPR, prone paddling, sitting/kneeling, stirrup rescue


  • Students receive our 107 page PSUPA Instructor's Flat Water 1 manual (and business manual)

  • Access to our Facebook member page to network and discuss industry questions with other instructors

  • Access to our extensive online teaching resources and guides

  • Pro-Deals from Astral, MTI, ProMotion, SurfCo, NUUN, Mile22, OR, Mountaineers Books, McNett, Seattle Sports, etc

  • Online business listing with your contact info

  • Promotion of your business and/or paddling endeavors

Certification Valid for 4 Years: PSUPA certified instructors are required to take a one-day refresher course in their certification every four years to keep their certification valid.


with Melissa Lucciola and Taylee Wilson


  • Taking your teaching from land to water - Class Planning and Sequencing, Modifications and Pose Variations, Use of props

  • Planning Beginner to Advanced Classes on the Water

  • Practice teaching time with the comfort of your peers

  • Anchor systems: Individual, Group and Yoga POD/ Yoga Port set ups

  • Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits: 25 CEUs

  • Evolve Paddleboards SUP Yoga Teacher Training Manual

  • Business of SUP Yoga: Starting a Business, Building your Floating Studio, Permits, Marketing and Managing Clients, Waivers, Liability Insurance, Water Access, Partnerhisps, How to Create Experiences and Classes that Sell Themselves

  • Swag Bag: Awesome Gear from our Sponsors


  • Confidence in starting and successfully running a SUP Yoga and Stand Up Paddleboard Business

  • Full confidence in teaching Beginner to Advanced classes on board, creating YOUR unique SUP Yoga formats and letting your Stand Up Paddleboard love and Yoga passion shine

  • Private FaceBook Group contact with all certified teachers and your instructors for continued support as your business moves forward

  • Evolve Paddleboards SUP Yoga Teacher Trainee Graduate Pro Deals


  • 200hr Yoga Alliance Certification or other Accredited 200hr Yoga Teacher Certification

  • Current PSUPA membership. Sign up here.

  • At least 18-years of age.

  • Have a strong grasp of SUP paddling techniques and directional control. This is not a course for beginners. Not sure of your skill level? Call us to set up a skills assessment clinic prior to the course. We can provide paddle training before the course.

  • Have current hands-on First Aid/CPR certification – or – Wilderness First Aid (with CPR) or Lifeguard Training certification.

  • Be in good physical shape and able to lift and carry all equipment. (25lbs)


  • Equipment provided for duration of training: Evolve Paddleboards Yoga Board, Evolve Paddleboards Paddle, anchor, and PFD


SUP Yoga Teacher Training Package Price ($1,175.00) + PSUPA Annual Membership Fee (required) — $75 per person. Join here. Payment Options Available.  Submit your application below.  Early Bird Pricing thru July 8, 2018: $999.00.

A non-refundable $350 deposit is required to hold your space, with the balance due four weeks prior to the course date. Within four weeks prior to course date the full amount is due when registering. Please sign up using the form below.  



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