Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga Teacher Training
SUP Yoga Teacher Training
In partnership with Beach Culture
Bahrain's Premier SUP Yoga TT
Take your practice and teachings into the beautiful Arabian Gulf. Together with Beach Culture, you'll be taking a SUP Yoga Teacher Training from Bahrain's only fully licensed and certified natural water sports company. In this 25 hour course, you'll learn everything you need to know to lead a safe and effective SUP Yoga class for shallow and flat water.
June 4-8th, 2018
Beach Culture @ Bahrain Bay Promenade
Training includes: all equipment for duration of training, manual, and 20 contact hours applicable towards Yoga Alliance continuing education requirements.
240Bd early-bird until May 31
What you need to know
Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga, a.k.a "SUP Yoga," is one of the fastest growing practices around the globe. There are only a few Certified SUP Yoga Instructors in the GCC region. This is an opportunity to become a global ambassador for SUP Yoga while deepening your practice. The Beach Culture SUP Yoga Teacher Training will be taught by Founder and water safety instructor, Mohanna Aldoseri, and experienced yoga and certified SUP Yoga instructor, Haunani.
In this 20-contact-hour SUP Yoga Teacher Training, you will learn water safety and how to adapt and modify the practice of yoga for SUP boards and in the water. You will be able to lead SUP Yoga classes for stationary boards in closed water areas within 25 meters from shore or 2 meters height of water. You will be encouraged to share your preferred yoga style and practice on the boards.
What you'll receive in this course:
Water safety considerations for Bahrain's weather and water.
Water hazards and clients' risks.
Water rescue techniques and practicum.
Familiarity with a SUP Board, different types of boards, paddles, accessories, anchoring, and board maintenance.
Pre-class preparations: finding an ideal location and anchoring.
SUP Yoga topics covered in the training include: SUP Yoga history and growth, similarities and differences, fundamentals and considerations for taking your practice onto the water, planning a class, themes, sequencing, adapting and modifications of asana, props on board, and breathing/pranayama and meditations for the water.
Library of poses with modifications
Lead your own SUP Yoga sessions and receive feedback from trainers and fellow teachers in training.
Basic SUP Yoga business and marketing tips
All equipment will be provided for this course.
This training is for you if:
You're a yoga teacher who LOVES the water.
You love the idea of using the hashtags: #wateryogi #oceanaddict #naturelover #yogaoutdoors #natureheals.
You crave to take your practice to a deeper level.
You love practicing outdoors.
You've been looking for a new way to build stronger core strength without compromising mindfulness.
You want to take your clients and students on a new yoga journey that integrates nature and the elements.
What makes this training stand out?
Water safety course and considerations for GCC taught by Bahrain's only ASI trained paddle instructor.
SUP Yoga course taught by Bahrain's only experienced and certified SUP Yoga instructor.
Cultural considerations for SUP Yoga in GCC.
Opportunity for you to lead multiple SUP Yoga sessions with feedback from fellow teachers in training.
Pre-requisites for taking the training:
Certified yoga instructor with a minimum of 200hrs training or equivalent
Confident swimmer in non-pool environment
CPR certification (not older than 3 years old)
Upon successful completion of all 20 contact hours, you will receive a Certificate of Completion for "Beach Culture SUP Yoga Teacher Training." This certification provides you with the skills and knowledge to lead safe and effective SUP Yoga classes:
No more than 20 meters from shore or 2 meters of water
Enclosed water locations with flat water, no breaking waves, swell, or white caps
Minimal or no wind (under 5 knots)
Free from hazards
I want to lead paddle tours and SUP Yoga, how do I do that?
In the SUP Yoga TT you will learn the basics of paddling. These basic skills will help you become a better paddler so you can assist your students and use these techniques if a rescue is necessary in shallow and flat water conditions. However, from our professional experience to be a SUP tour instructor, it's important to dedicate more time specifically to paddling and helping others become a better paddler in a variety of water conditions. To lead SUP Yoga tours with Beach Culture, you will need to complete the Stand Up Paddle Instructors Foundations course (SUP IF).
Can I make-up hours I miss?
Due to Haunani's travel schedule, there are no make-up hours available for the SUP Yoga portion of the training. To receive the certification, you'll need to attend the whole training.
*Note: If you will be taking or have taken the SUP IF course with Mohanna you may skip day 1 of the SUP Yoga training. A confirmed reservation of the SUP IF course is needed to skip day 1 of the SUP Yoga training.
Do I have to bring any equipment with me?
No, all equipment is provided for the dates of the training. If you have your own board and would like to use it, please arrange this with Mohanna ahead of time.
What to bring:
Watersports clothes & dry-land clothes (available each day)
Protective dry case for your phone
Snacks & water
Dry bag (if you have)
Due to the safety and nature of this course, we ask that you leave all cell phones out of reach (in a locker) until you are given free-time to play and explore. This is first and foremost a safety course, so your uninterrupted attention is required. During free-times and practice sessions, you will be free to take photos. The Beach Culture team will also be taking photos to share with you during the training.
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