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SUP YO was founded by Jana Olenio, yoga instructor, travel agent and NH native, and was created from pure passion for nature and outdoor adventure. SUP YO was originally formed in 2011 as a paddleboard yoga company that over time evolved into many other outdoor adventure offerings from day hikes to weeklong worldwide adventure trips.

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Paddleboard Yoga Teacher Training Certification Programs

Paddleboard Yoga Teacher Training Certification Programs

$895 per person
May 3-5, 2024
term-custom-icon Level 3
term-custom-icon Paddleboarding, Yoga, Water Safety, Rescue
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Learn to teach Yoga on a Stand Up Paddleboard

Next Training: May 3-5, 2024 | Hopkinton MA & Hingham MA

Our 25-hour certification course covers the following:

  • Basic Equipment: Use and handling of Paddleboard, Paddle & Anchor, Paddle Types, Basic Board Layout, Transporting boards
  • Basics of SUP: Land & Water: Entering/Exiting, Maneuvering, Proper Paddle Technique, Equipment Selection, Navigate Confidently and Correctly, etc.
  • Paddle Skills continued
  • Instruction for the SUP Beginner:
  • Water Safety: US Coast Guard Laws, Water Safety, Rescue
  • General Safety
  • Logistics: Weather, Surrounding Environment, Varying Levels of Paddlers and Yoga Students, etc.
  • On Land & On Water Lessons
  • SUP Yoga: Anchoring, Classroom orientation, Building your foundation, Sequencing from beginner to advanced.
  • SUP Yoga Gear: How to choose and use the correct boards for yoga. What gear is needed and legally required, what gear an instructor should always carry and how to use it.
  • How to create a SUP Yoga Business of your own

Pre-Requisites:

  • Registered Yoga Teacher – 200 hour or above OR currently enrolled in a 200-hour program
  • Must understand/be able to properly use Stand Up Paddle gear.
  • Must be comfortable on the water with strong paddling and teaching skills.
  • Must be able to swim
  • Must be First Aid & CPR Certified and submit proof of certification prior to course

What You Will Earn:

  • SUP YO Adventures Paddleboard Yoga Certificate – 25 hours
  • Credits can be applied towards your Yoga Alliance Continuing Education (YA CE)
  • Tuition: $895 includes: 25-Hour course, Manual, Rental Equipment
  • Course to be held Friday-Sunday, 8 hours each day + homework
23 Reviews

  • Day 1

    Friday, May 3 (8.5 hours) *Hopkinton location

    8:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Introductions & Onsite Overview
    9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Agenda Overview, Manual Overview, Equipment Overview, Q & A

    10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Paddle Drills on water
    11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Proper Use and Care of Equipment, Basic Board Layout, Paddle Layout, Paddle Types

    12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Lunch
    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Paddle Skills (manual), Paddle Techniques (manual),

    1:30 – 3:00 PM: Paddle Skills (on water), Paddle Techniques (on water)

    3:00 – 4:00: SUP Safety, Student Safety, Safety Regulations

    4:00 – 5:00: Overview of today’s training, pass out homework

    Homework 15 mins

  • Day 2

    Saturday, May 4 (8.5 hours) *Hopkinton location

    8:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Homework Review and Q&A from training day 1
    9:00 AM – 10:15 AM: SUP Yoga Class taught by Jana
    10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga, Sequencing, anchoring
    12:00 PM – 12:30 PM: Lunch
    12:30 PM – 3:00 PM: SUP Yoga practice poses/Round Robin/Anchoring (on water)
    3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Rescue Drills (on water)
    4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Overview of today’s training, pass out homework

    Homework 15 mins

  • Day 3

    Sunday, May 5 (7.5 hours) *Hingham location

    8:30 AM: – 9:00 AM: Homework Review and Q&A from training day 2
    9:00 AM: – 12:00 PM: Anchoring / Round Robin continued

    12:00 PM- 12:30 PM: Lunch

    12:30 – 1:00 Prep for mini classes
    1:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Teach your own SUP Yoga class on water (20 mins)
    3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: The SUP Yoga Business, Closing Q&A, Graduation

  • Cancellation Policy

    A deposit of 50% is required to reserve your space. The balance will be due 45 days prior to the training.
    If you must cancel, please do so within 30 days prior to the event by emailing supyoboston@gmail.com.

    Cancellations up to 30 days before the event will receive a full refund minus a $100 admin fee.
    29-8 days before the event, 50% refund. 7-0 days before, no refunds.

    If the program is cancelled by SUP YO for any reason, you will receive a full refund.

Tour Location

Hopkinton State Park Friday and Saturday

286 Cedar Street, Hopkinton MA

Hingham Harbor on Sunday

0 Otis Street, Hingham MA

Comments

  • Caitlin

    SUP YO adventures has provided me with a whole new experience in yoga and practice that is entirely unique to being out on the water. It is truly transformative. Thank you Jana.

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  • Tanya

    The teacher training with SUP YO was very thorough and also very fun! There is A LOT to learn and Jana was wonderful at making sure we really understood and felt comfortable and confident with all of the skills needed! It’s a wonderful program and an awesome experience. I would highly recommend SUP YO to anyone wanting to teach Paddleboard Yoga!

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  • Anonymous

    The program far exceeded my expectations. There are so many facets I honestly had no idea about. We covered everything thoroughly from safety to running a business. The knowledge built my confidence. I am ready without hesitation to get on the water & lead an amazing class. I would highly recommend it to anyone! Do it!

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  • Claudine

    I absolutely loved the training. It was extremely thorough covering all aspects from safety to running a business. I am confident I could hold a safe, fun class on lake or ocean. I would recommend to anyone! Thank you!

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  • Anonymous

    The communication and support provided by SUP YO prior, during and after training was excellent. Jana, the owner & trainer, and her staff, Anna & Ally, were very knowledgeable, skillful and experienced in teaching us all of the required and very important content; like how to choose the right board, how to adjust your paddle to your height, how to safely use a paddle board on fresh water and salt water, to safely teach a flow. They made us feel at ease right off the bat. I would immensely recommend this training to everyone!

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  • Timea

    I attended the SUP YTT with Jana, it was an amazing experience and I can’t stop raving about it! The program was well laid out for each day, everything was organized and it flowed seamlessly. We had an amazing group of like minded individuals, everyone worked well together and stayed alert as we absorbed hours of intense, but FUN skills, drills, knowledge, technique etc. If you’re thinking about getting your certification in SUP Yoga, look no further!

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  • Anonymous

    If you are passionate about expanding your yoga teaching or personal practice to include the great outdoors, you can’t choose a better option than SupYo Adventures’ paddleboard certification program. This training is comprehensive and incredibly enjoyable to boot.

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  • Anonymous

    It is money well spent!
    You will Come out ready & prepared to teach

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  • June Hogan

    It was an amazing experience! The training was comprehensive and Jana is an excellent trainer. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to train with either. I would definitely recommend the training to my fellow yogis and after experiencing the quality of training, I am looking forward to trying other adventures with SUPYO.

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  • Anonymous

    Excellent SUP YOGA Teacher Training experience! Loved all the time on the water with Jana and Ally! Favorite part was meeting such an amazing group of warm and supportive women who enjoy the outdoors as much as I do!

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  • Katie

    Such a fun teacher training. Jana was a fabulous instructor. She was knowledgable of her craft and was able to share her knowledge in a fun engaging way. Prior to teacher training, I had no idea how much was actually involved in teaching a SUP Yoga class. I feel like I not only learned a lot about SUP Yoga but I also learned a lot about myself as an instructor and as a person. As far as classrooms go… being on the ocean in the warm sun- In the middle of February is pretty damn great if you ask me! I would highly recommend this training!

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  • Anonymous

    The 2021 SupYo Adventures YTT program was outstanding! We were so lucky to learn from Jana whose endless knowledge and thoughtful approach to outdoor adventures cannot be matched. After a year of ups and downs, isolation, and hardship, this training also afforded a sense of normalcy we all were craving. I and my fellow trainees loved being together, learning in our outdoor classroom, and building our skill set so we can offer the same freeing and gorgeous experience for our students. Following training I feel confident to not only lead a paddleboard class, but also empowered to so!

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  • Sara

    Thank you to Jana for putting this training together! It was such a wonderful learning experience. I feel that the 3 days was the perfect amount of time. It really helped that first day we were introduced to paddling techniques, which to my surprise, I had been paddling incorrectly the last two years. This really helped me with speed and agility. After the second day, using round robin teaching really made me forget my fears if this was something I could do or not. By the third day I was so excited to get out and teach in class with the techniques we learned. It was also a joy to meet new friends and have time to get to know one another on this trip. I am more now than ever to get out on the water this summer and teach for SUP YO!

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  • I love the idea of studying, practicing SUP YOGA in nature, meeting new friends, exchanging experiences, spending time together, learning with fun…and Jana is amazing teacher. You can always ask question, she delivered what she promised…

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  • Anonymous

    The chemistry of our group was incredible. I believe that is because Jana is so hands-on to include each participant + is so skilled at cultivating community. Sharing the company of like-minded women in a group setting—particularly after the life-altering pandemic we’ve all been experiencing—was very powerful. The content likewise was excellent. We covered a wide swath of information, from how to read nautical maps + tie anchor knots to proper paddle technique, safety rescues + creative sequencing. I feel prepared to teach not only paddleboard yoga, but also paddle class.

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  • Anonymous

    The chemistry of our group was incredible. I believe that is because Jana is so hands-on to include each participant + is so skilled at cultivating community. Sharing the company of like-minded women in a group setting—particularly after the life-altering pandemic we’ve all been experiencing—was very powerful. The content likewise was excellent. We covered a wide swath of information, from how to read nautical maps + tie anchor knots to proper paddle technique, safety rescues + creative sequencing. I feel prepared to teach not only paddleboard yoga, but also paddle class.

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  • Funnest training EVER!

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  • Ally

    I participated in SUP YO teacher training in 2018. Jana was a fabulous teacher and really helped up grow our paddling technique and learn paddle board safety, how to adapt poses on a board, equipment and the business side if SUP Yoga. This course left me confident to teach a class on the water and adapt to any unexpected “storms” that could arise. I would recommend this training to anyone wanting to learn more about teaching SUP Yoga!

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  • Anonymous

    The Sup Yo teacher training with Jana was an incredible experience. She was relatable, knowledgeable, and helpful! I learned so much about paddling, yoga, and myself throughout this training. Couldn’t have asked for a better training or group of yogis!

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  • Kim Howard

    I can’t say enough about my amazing journey thus far with SUP YO! Jana has built something special, and her passion and knowledge shine through in everything she does. This weekend’s YTT was no exception and just exemplifies what you can accomplish when you let your passion lead the way!

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  • JM

    “Learning the fundamentals of SUP made a great foundation and made a big difference for me and built confidence. I feel like a better paddler, I was always a casual paddler…but this training made me feel like “I can do this!””

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  • Allison M.

    Thank you so much for this weekend! It was incredible!

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  • Anonymous

    The SUPYO YTT was equally filled with serious educational moments as with silly giggles amongst newfound friends. I feel like I left with the knowledge to run a competent, safe, and fun SUP yoga class as well as a new extension to my yoga family.

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