July 26, 2019

SUP Teacher Training

SUP Yoga & Pilates Teacher Training

SUP Fitness TTC:
2-3 May 
full details coming soon

The courses will take place in East Sussex and are scheduled for:

Yoga/Pilates TTC
28-29 March
25-26 April

9am – 5pm

East Sussex

Who’s this course for:
200hr+ yoga teachers
Qualified, practising Pilates teachers

– Hold a minimum of 200hr yoga/pilates teacher certificate
– Have 20hr SUP experience including 10hr SUP Yoga practice
– Hold a recognised SUP Instructor (minimum Level 1) certificate*
– While ideally completed in advance of the SUP Yoga/Pilates Teacher training course, you do have 12 months post-course to achieve your SUP instructor certificate, at which point your SUP Yoga/Pilates teacher certificate will be issued. 
– Note you will be required to demonstrate foundation SUP skills and competency during the workshop in advance of achieving your SUP Instructor certificate.

* exceptions may be made when SUP Yoga/Pilates sessions take place on pre-tethered SUPs in pools with lifeguards.

Why become a SUP Yoga/Pilates teacher?
The physical and mental health and overall wellbeing benefits of SUP, yoga and Pilates are well-documented, and as individuals we benefit in different ways each and every time we practice regardless of age, fitness level, flexibility or athletic background.

Swapping your traditional studio for the great outdoors, offers a precious opportunity to reconnect with nature and our natural environment and enjoy all that it encompasses. Swapping your traditional yoga/pilates mat for a SUP focuses both the mind and body as all of a sudden the simplest of poses becomes a challenge.

A SUP Yoga/Pilates session typically delivers a full strength and conditioning workout for both the mind and body, leaving your clients rejuvenated and energised and just a little bit blissed out! SUP sessions are a great addition to any yoga/Pilates teachers’ schedule.

You will paddle away from this course equipped with the latest accurate information and teaching methods and with a better understanding of how SUP Yoga/Pilates can improve core stability, strength, balance and proprioception, and be a lot of fun! 

Course overview:
Successful completion of our Yoga/Pilates Teacher training course will enable you to safely and confidently deliver sessions in protected waters no more than 50 metres from shore and/or in swimming pools. In addition to SUP Yoga/Pilates poses and their modifications, the course covers SUP safety and relevant business and marketing skills and practical workshops to refine and enhance your teaching delivery.

This 16 hour, 2 day workshop will equip you with the knowledge to deliver your own SUP Yoga/Pilates sessions in a variety of environments and give you the skills to select your location to ensure the wellbeing and safety of your clients, adapting sessions according to the weather conditions. Additional practical assessments and homework may be required post-workshop to achieve your certificate.

To achieve your SUP Yoga/Pilates Teacher certificate you will need to:

– Safely perform a series of SUP yoga/Pilates poses
– Deliver a SUP Yoga/Pilates lesson including demonstrations and modifications 
– Complete 10hrs assisting SUP Yoga/Pilates instruction at a recognised SUP/watersports school
– Present a valid SUP Instructor certificate

It is also recommended, but not essential for this qualification, that you complete:
– First Aid course (covered in most SUP Instructor Level 1 courses)
– Water Safety Rescue course (covered in most SUP Instructor Level 1 courses)

Course includes:
x2 days practical & theory tuition
Training manual
Access to ongoing online support & materials

What to bring:
SUP board / leash / paddle*
Clothing suitable for weather conditions
Towel & warm, dry clothes
Lunch & refreshments

*Equipment available to hire at additional cost

Course fee: 
£265 per person

To book and for further information contact Helen & Sasha on info@supta.co.uk or by phone on Helen: 07843 418637 / Sasha: 07568 107963

Planning ahead: 
SUP Fitness Instructor Course
Calling all Personal Trainers. Take your classes onto the water in 2020. Register your interest now at info@supta.co.uk  

Course Instructors

Helen Keates
Helen has been teaching yoga since 2008, originally qualifying with CYS in Surrey, and more recently completing her 500hr certificate with YogaLondon in 2016.  Helen teaches Ashtanga, vinyasa, yin and pregnancy yoga in Maidstone, Kent, as well as workshops and retreats.

In addition to her regular yoga classes, Helen has been teaching SUP Yoga since 2014, qualifying with SUPfit.  She fell in love with paddleboarding on local rivers and lakes, seeing nature from a new perspective, and is now a BSUPA Level 2 instructor, and SUP Yoga Ambassador for Hatha Boards. 

Sasha Chisholm
A 500hr yoga teacher, in Ashtanga, vinyasa and yin yoga, Sasha qualified in Goa, India (Kranti, Sampoorna & Preksha Yoga Schools), and Stott Pilates matwork teacher (Harmonise Training Academy, Brighton), Sasha has been delivering yoga and pilates classes in Sussex and Surrey, on and off the SUP since 2016.

Passionate about being on, in or near the water, Sasha is a BSUPA Level 2 Instructor and is active in the SUP community, regularly participating in a wide range of SUP events and challenges.  New for 2019 are SUP & Sail Adventure Escapes in Croatia with and without yoga/pilates teacher training.