2-Day SUP Yoga Teacher Training
Paddleboard Yoga Teacher Training in the Hamptons, NY
SUP Yoga is an amazing practice for developing core strength and balance, and it’s a wonderful way to enjoy nature’s beauty. The JBYoga 18-hour SUP Yoga teacher certification training will prepare you to confidently and safely teach fun and challenging yoga classes on the water. This two-day course is also appropriate for non-teachers and SUP enthusiasts who wish to immerse themselves in the practice for a weekend—amidst the beauty of the Hamptons! We offer Spring, Summer and Fall trainings (see below).
What This Course Covers
Day One: we will cover stroke technique, safety, logistical concerns, anchoring systems, board selection, and more. Day Two: we will spend more time on the water and build specific sequences, enabling you to take what you have learned into teaching SUP yoga. Over the course of the training, you will gain knowledge in:
- Coast Guard Safety
- Water Safety Protocol
- SUP Paddling Technique
- Marketing Your SUP Yoga
- Sequences, from beginner to advanced
- Logistical Concerns: Weather, Varying Levels of Paddlers, Etc.
Instructor Jessica Bellofatto
I have been teaching yoga for the past 22 years and paddling for the last ten. As a SUP pioneer, I was the first woman in the Northeast to begin practicing yoga on a paddleboard. I became WPA certified as a SUP instructor in the spring of 2012, the same year I became a certified stillwater lifeguard (ocean coming soon; I plan to train and take the test this summer). In 2015, I completed the water safety rescue course through the ASI and the ASI Level 1 SUP Instructor course in Englewood, Florida. I love yoga and SUP and am also an avid SUP racer and surfer. I am honored to be an ambassador for the last 6 years for the company Boga—the first board company to make a board specifically for Yoga. These are the boards you will be paddling and learning sup yoga on. Even if you have no intention of teaching SUP yoga, you’ll learn a ton by immersing yourself more deeply than you could in a standard class. Plus you’ll get to appreciate the ancient practice of Yoga from a new perspective!
Instructor Jessy Nees
Jessy Nees is a yoga teacher, SUP instructor, and SUP Yoga Teacher. Growing up sailing, her knowledge of wind, tides, currents, and knot tying (which certainly comes in handy when building your own anchor line for sup yoga!!) is an integral part of our sup yoga teacher training. Her warmth, easy manner, humor, positivity, and ability to instruct both paddling techniques and yoga postures in a clear and accessible way to all levels of paddlers sets an amazing example for anyone eager to start teaching this practice. In her teaching, Jessy hopes to convey that no matter what direction you choose, as long as you go there with breath and commitment, you’re going the right way. Like a sailboat on the open sea, choose a direction, adjust your sails, and commit.
Instructor Evelyn O’Doherty
Evelyn O’Doherty—SUP instructor, surf instructor, Yoga teacher and SUP racer extraordinaire—will be joining us to offer a two hour stroke clinic to share her years of knowledge and help to hone our skills as paddlers. Evelyn is sponsored by Kialoa Paddles, Starboard SUP, and others and I am honored to be able to include her in this training.
On The Day
Please plan to arrive either evening before, or the first morning for a 8:00am start time. We will have BOGA boards for your use, so no need to bring your board unless you want to. If you do not have your own paddle and PFD (personal flotation device), we can provide those for you.
Transport & Accommodation
We have some limited accommodations in our house for those of you that need a place to stay, which are on a first come, first serve basis at the rate of $90/night. Here are some other options of places to stay for those of you traveling from out of town.
- Enclave Inn have rates that are very low off-season, so call to see if there is a special.
- The Cozy Cottages also possibly offer low off-season rates.
We recommend having your own transportation while you are here. There are Budget and Enterprise car rentals at the East Hampton Air Port. To get to East Hampton, if you are not coming by car:
- The Hampton Jitney bus to East Hampton. Reservations are essential.
- The Long Island Rail Road train to East Hampton. This is the cheapest option.
Tuition & Registration
The cost of the SUP Yoga Certification weekend is $700 for both days. The cost is $400 per day for students who simply wish to immerse themselves in a full day of SUP Yoga, or who need to make up for missing a day on a previous training. There is no certification path for single-day participants. A non-refundable $300 deposit is required to hold your space, with the balance due four weeks prior to the course date. Please sign up using the links button below. Please contact me by email if you prefer to pay by check.
Upcoming 2017 Training dates