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Upcoming Teacher Trainings:

Little Traverse Lake, Michigan July 6-10, 2016 – 40 hours
Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania July 15-17, 2016 – 25 hours
Lake Worth, Texas August 5-7, 2016 – 25 hours
Grand Lake, Colorado August 24-28, 2016 – 40 hours

You love yoga. You love the water. This is what you were made for. Glide has partnered with one of the industry’s leading SUP Yoga providers, Stoked Yogi, to bring you Yoga Alliance and PaddleFit approved SUP Yoga teacher trainings that will take your practice and instruction to the next level – the unstable surface of the water.

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Glide and Stoked Yogi are proud to be innovators in SUP Yoga, paving the way in SUP yoga board design and training curriculum since 2011. We are thrilled that you will be adding stand up paddle board yoga to your teaching repertoire, and our goal is to streamline the process for you to give you the best possible experience.

Training creator and Stoked Yogi founder Amelia Travis has trained over three hundred yoga teachers how to adapt their practice and teaching to the water. In 2016, Stoked Yogi is bringing their globally recognized training program exclusively to Glide Paddle Yoga. With a powerhouse team of gifted teachers, we are excited to offer two different Yoga Alliance approved continuing education programs to meet your needs.

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Teacher training facilitators come from all different walks of life, but have a few things in common: Passion and zest for teaching yoga on the water,  years of experience in a variety of teaching styles and modalities, and a dedication to providing the best education experience possible.


This 3 day, 25-hour stand up paddle board yoga teacher certification course includes:

  • SUP Skills: Forward stroke, turn techniques and maneuvering, board anatomy and handling, launching and landing.
  • Beginner SUP: Clear, concise method for instructing a beginner paddle board lesson.
  • Safety & Rescue: Lifesaving techniques including flip rescue, active & passive drowning victims. Weather and marine hazards, local knowledge.
  • Anchor Systems: Individual and group
  • Aqua Asana: Beginner sequence and how to creatively sequence on the water.
  • Glide by Stoked Yogi SUP Yoga Manual (Level 1)
  • Business of SUP Yoga: Starting your business, insurance, permitting, and defining your brand.
  • Equipment provided for duration of training: Glide Yoga Board, paddle, anchor, and PFD.
  • Swag Bag: Awesome gear from our sponsors including water bottle, sunscreen, hat and tank top – plus a few surprise goodies!

We also offer Private SUP Yoga Teacher Training for international/ESL students, or those looking for individualized business coaching and development.

Colorado SUP Yoga


Traverse City, Michigan

Date Location Trainer Program Tuition*
April 22-24 Dallas, Texas Amanda Quintanilla Level 1 – 25 hours $795
May 11-15 San Diego, California Amelia Travis Retreat – 40 hours $1550
June 19 – 21 Charleston, South Carolina Mary K. Benney & Stevie Rodis Level 1 – 25 hours $795
July 6 -12 Little Glen Lake, Michigan Leda Olmsted Retreat – 40 hours $1,545+
July 15-17 Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania Melanie Smith Level 1 – 25 hours $795
August 24-28 Grand Lake, Colorado Leda Olmsted Retreat – 40 hours $1,545+
  • *Early Bird Discount: Tuition reflects a $100 discount requiring payment in full 30 days prior to training.
  • Military Discount: 10% for Active Duty, Retired, & Dependents (with ID).


Our goal is to support you from the start. We provide training that is approved by PaddleFit, WPA, Yoga Alliance, NASM, and ACE. Not only will we make sure you have everything you need to successfully complete training, including the most comprehensive SUP yoga training guide ever written, but we also give you access upon graduation to a wholesale account with Glide SUP.  You will leave training ready to start your own business, confident and secure in your ability to teach SUP yoga safely and effectively.


We require a 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification or equivalent teaching experience. If you are unsure about your experience, please complete the application and explain clearly your yoga practice and teaching. CPR certification is required before graduation certificate will be issued.


To register, please complete the application in it’s entirety and pay the deposit online.  You will receive a confirmation email including your receipt, invoice for balance, packing list, and detailed itinerary.

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Tuition for this three day certification program is $895*. A non-refundable $450 deposit is required to confirm your space on this course. If the balance is paid 30 days prior to training, a $100 early bird discount will be applied. The balance is due thirty days prior to the course start date. Click here to pay deposit online or contact me by email if you prefer to pay by check.

*Please note that accommodation and meals packages are not included in training tuition and must be purchased separately. For all-inclusive certification retreats, visit us here.

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For every training, we provide you with a variety of nearby lodging options within walking distance of training, along with a list of suggested dining. Many of our destination trainings also offer an inclusive accommodations and meals package. Should you wish to connect with other students to share lodging, please contact us and we will help you get in touch with other students in your training. Airfare and airport transfers are not included in tuition.


All trainings are three consecutive days, starting the first day at 8AM and ending the last day at 5PM. Please arrange your travel plans accordingly. Contact us if you have questions about your flight or travel options.

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Please contact us at travis@glidesup.com if you have any questions – we are here to help! Our goal is to make Glide Paddle Yoga teacher training one of the best experiences of your life. Let us know how we can serve you.