Our Nicaragua SUP Yoga teacher training, taught by YOLI
instructors Melissa Longfellow and Jenn Perell, is designed for yoga teachers of any style who would like to learn to teach a fun and safe yoga class ~ on liquid! The natural beauty of Las Isletas, the islands on Lake Nicaragua, offers a perfect setting to calm your mind and soul as you do yoga on a SUP!
As part of the YOLI Nicaragua SUP Yoga teacher training, participants will learn:
Yoga Sequencing on water: Intelligent yoga class sequences developed specifically for Stand up Paddle Yoga on Liquid with poses that are uniquely adapted to use the paddle, board, and water to enhance and elevate the experience of Yoga On Liquid.
Stand Up Paddling Skills: Turns, strokes, and the ability to slow down, stop, and navigate confidently and correctly
Stand Up Paddle Gear: Learn all about stand up paddleboards, what they are made of and how to choose and use the correct boards for yoga. Learn about paddles and what other gear is needed and legally required including what gear an instructor should always carry and how to use it.
How to create a Yoga Studio on Liquid: You will learn to asses your environment; lake, ocean, marina, river or pool. What to look for, how to negotiate with public and private property, permits, parking and water access. Learn natural conditions and what kind of gear to use to anchor students and instructors to create a successful Yoga on Liquid environment.
Water Safety and Rescue: How to be prepared and confident to keep all students safe and what to do in case of various situations that call for your immediate and appropriate action. Including how best to contact for help, how to rescue a conscious and unconscious victim, what to do in unexpected rough water, cold water, seasickness, heat stroke, etc.
How to create a successful Yoga on Liquid business: Including pricing classes, marketing and partnering with yoga studios and board rental shops, creating an online presence including booking classes and registration, taking payments onsite, liability insurance and waivers, creating a viral marketing movement using social media and more.
YOLI teacher trainers are certified through Yoga Alliance, the Professional Stand Up Paddle Association, and the World Standup Paddle Board Association.