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Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga Teacher Training

For yoga teachers, outdoor guides, and fitness instructors. See prerequisites below.

Take your yoga training to the next level—and your practice onto the water—in Kripalu’s first stand up paddleboard (SUP) yoga teacher training. One of the fastest growing water sports, SUP yoga combines the healthy benefits of outdoor recreation with the fundamentals of asana practice, in a way that is accessible to all ages and skill levels. Our seven-day training provides all the knowledge and skills necessary to confidently and safely take your students or clients off the mat and onto the board in a fun and inclusive way.

In this course, you learn

  • Paddle stroke and turning techniques, maneuvering, board handling, launching, and landing
  • Water safety and rescue basics
  • Trip and class leading skills, group management, and communication on the water
  • Anchoring systems and set-up
  • SUP yoga postures, sequences and transitions

Note Students who meet the essential eligibility criteria after the course will receive SUP Level One Instructor Certification and SUP Yoga Endorsement through the American Canoe and Kayak Association (ACA). Annual membership dues apply.

Prerequisites 200-hour yoga teacher certification and current first aid/CPR certification required.

This program may be taken as part of Kripalu’s 1000-Hour Yoga Teacher Training or as a standalone program.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
Program Theme
All Health, Fitness, and Wellness


Anna Levesque is the author of Yoga for Paddling and an international paddling, yoga, and Ayurveda wellness coach.

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