40 hrs SUP Yoga
Teacher Training

A SUP yoga teacher training supplying you with the practical tools and mental confidence to convert your earth bound yoga teaching to a floating arena.

NEXT TRAINING: APRIL 2020 in Goidhoo, Maldives

Combine your passion for yoga with nature, learn to teach SUP yoga, and join Maldives School of Yoga in this unique 5 day training focusing on expanding not only your yoga skills but your ocean knowledge. 

Held in Maldives, this SUP yoga teacher certification will teach you to how to convert your earth-bound yoga practice to a floating arena. The training will supply you with the practical tools and mental confidence to teach yoga on water, as well as becoming a stronger stand up paddle boarder, and teach safe and creative yoga classes on water.


  • Basic paddle board instruction

  • Equipment overview

  • Paddle technique and paddle strokes

  • SUP specific rescue technique

  • Water safety

  • How to communicate effectively on water

  • Expanding your comfort zone – on and off the board

  • Your voice as a SUP yoga teacher

  • Preparation and how to introduce SUP yoga on land

  • The therapeutic aspects of SUP paddling and yoga

  • Yoga asanas that work best on a SUP board

  • How to design effective SUP yoga classes that will challenge all levels from beginner to advanced

  • How to incorporate meditation and breath work into a SUP yoga class

  • How to adapt your SUP yoga class depending on location and conditions

  • Traditional yoga vs SUP yoga – how to convert your earth bound teaching to water

  • The best sequencing system to use on a SUP board

  • The role of the SUP yoga teacher

  • Partnering with local businesses or build your own SUP yoga business

A large portion of the training focuses on paddle technique, expanding your comfort zone on the board and water rescue. All to make you a confident SUP yoga teacher


– 40 continuing education hours through Yoga Alliance
– Study manual
– E-book, SUP yoga: The meeting between asanas and the healing powers of water
– Board, paddle and equipment rentals for 5 days
– SUP yoga classes with your teacher during the training


You have completed a minimum of 200 hour yoga teacher training
You know how to swim
You feel comfortable and confident being in, on and around water