May 16th to 19th 2019 at North Park - Near Pittsburgh PA

With Instruction From:

Taylee Wilson - Evolve Paddleboards, Melissa Lucciola - PuppyLove SUP & Ian Smith - SurfSUP Adventures


Training Includes:

PSUPA Flat Water 1 Certification with SurfSUP Adventures

This piece of our training is a 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.  

What You Will Learn:

  • 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

Certified Instructor Benefits:

  • 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

PSUPA 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.

Course Fees

SUP Yoga Teacher Training Package Price + PSUPA Annual Membership Fee (required) — $75 per person. Join here.

Training ALSO Includes:


We are here to teach you how to bring YOUR teaching to the water. We want you to feel empowered to let your style, energy and passion shine on board!

 What You Will Learn:

  • Taking your teaching from land to water - Planning Classes, Sequencing and flow on the water, Modifications and pose variations, Use of props during class

  • Planning multiple levels of classes on the water from beginner to advanced asana

  • Practice teaching time with the comfort of your peers

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

  • Yoga Alliance continuing education credits 25

  • Evolve Paddleboards SUP Yoga Teacher Training Manual

  • Business of SUP Yoga: building your floating studio, permits, safety on different waterways, tools to be successful working with water

  • Swag Bag: Awesome gear from our sponsors

Certified Instructor Benefits:

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

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

  • Group contact with all certified teachers and your instructors so you have continued support as your business moves forward

  • Evolve Paddleboards SUP Yoga Teacher Trainee graduate pro deals

Requirements to Attend

  • 200hr Yoga Alliance Certification or equal value teaching experience

  • Current PSUPA membership. Sign up here.

  • At least 18-years of age.

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

  • Be in good physical shape and able to swim and to lift and carry all equipment.


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


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