SURFit SUP Yoga Teacher Training

Take your SUP Yoga practice further with SUP YOGA Teacher Training in Sarasota, Florida from November 7-9th, 2014. 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. YogaWarrior
-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 30 Yoga Alliance continuing education credits upon completion of the course.

All stand up paddleboard equipment is provided and tuition includes a SUP Yoga Manual, SURFit USA cap, 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.


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 traveling 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.


SurfIt recommends the following for lodging:

Lido Beach Hotel (located on the beach, about 1/2 mile walk from most of the training)
Hotel Indigo (located in downtown Sarasota, about three miles from most of the training)

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