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June 16-17, 2018

Spring 2-Day SUP Yoga Certification

Paddleboard Yoga Teacher Training in the Hamptons

Location: East Hampton, NY With: Jessica Bellofatto Cost: $800

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 16-hour SUP Yoga teacher certification course will prepare you to confidently and safely teach fun and challenging yoga classes on the water.

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 weekend, 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 20 years and paddling for the last eight. 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! As the owner of KamaDeva Yoga studio in East Hampton, I’m also an ambassador for Boga Yoga Paddleboards, which provides our training boards. 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. Appreciate the ancient practice of yoga from a new perspective!

Instructor Evelyn O’Doherty

For this year’s training, I am thrilled to announce the addition of Evelyn O’Doherty, SUP instructor, surf instructor, Yoga teacher and SUP racer extraordinaire.  She 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 Friday evening, or Saturday morning for a 8:00am start time on Saturday. 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. You may also need a 3/2 wetsuit and booties depending on the time of the training—ask us! We will have these available for rental if you do not have your own.

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:

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 by May 5th, 2016. Please use the button below to register online, after which you can elect to pay just the $300 deposit required to hold your spot, or the full amount. Please contact me by email if you prefer to pay by check.

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