Imagine floating across the cool water on your yoga mat!
Stand Up Paddleboard yoga is the greatest way to tap into engagement of your core, improve your balance, and enjoy the many gifts of nature and being out on the water.
Class experiences do not have to be limited to those with phenomenal fitness and balance, in fact, they are a great opportunity for those that struggle with balance to be able to WAKE UP the stabilization muscles and proprioceptors so that you can improve your balance while having fun being outdoors.
When classes are led in a mindful manner you will discover that you can maintain a connection to your board and realize the full therapeutic benefits of practicing on the water. That is the Aviana approach to SUP Yoga and Fitness, keep it fun, light, and dialed into the body's intelligence in order to set every student up for success!
SUP Yoga Teacher Training
Offered through a 3-Day Intensive
6 hours each day for 18 contact hours
Additional Training Hours to Be Completed Via
Training Modules and Practice Teaching Hours over the course of the 3 months following the training.
To apply for the training you must have a yoga certification OR a solid yoga practice with a background in group fitness, or movement instruction of some kind.
This training is weather dependent and will be determined within 24 hours out of the start time as to whether or not the class will be able to run based on weather conditions. Please plan to reserve 4 days for the training in the event of a need to postpone a day. In the event that the weather is projected to be inclement for all 3 days, refunds will be issued if the training needs to be cancelled.
The following conditions are contraindicated for this training:
Upcoming Training Opportunities
SUP Yoga and Fitness Certification
With the 10th reserved in the event of inclement weather
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
8:30 - 3:30 pm
$895 which includes an equipment rental from Urban Kayaks for the duration of the training
$750 if you have your own equipment that you will be using*
*Please be sure to have a board, paddle, PDF (life vest), and anchor
Wetsuits are available for rent, which is not included in the equipment rental, in the event that the water temperature is cold
Special discount applies for Urban Kayak employees please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Columbia Yacht Club
111 N. Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60601
Just a 5 minute walk from the Riverwalk location and 2 blocks south of Navy Pier
Discounted 6hr $15 Parking Available at Millenium Park Garage located at 5 South Columbus Drive Chicago, IL 60603. To receive discounted parking, park your vehicle at Millenium Park Garage and pull a parking ticket. Make sure to receive a discounted validation ticket at Urban Kayaks front desk. Upon exiting Millenium Park garage, input orginal parking ticket followed by Urban Kayaks validation ticket. Price will be adjusted. Please call us at 312.965.0035 for assistance. Thank you.
This location is in downtown Chicago so there are food options everywhere. Either plan to bring your own or there is a local cafe which will be offering us a 20% discount to enjoy their menu during our lunch break.
Meet the Instructor...
Holly Johnson is actually THE very first yoga instructor to offer Stand Up Paddle Board classes on Horsetooth Reservoir in Fort Collins Colorado, she pioneered the way for SUP Yoga and Fitness in the Front Range of Colorado starting in 2012!
She has been teaching yoga since 2011 and offers you the professional guidance you need to have a safe and highly effective, while enjoyable class. She not only will guide you with your optimum alignment for ease within each posture, but will help you tap into the soulful offerings of the water and the nature that surrounds you to aid in a deeper level of connection to your yoga practice and self growth.
Need a board for your practice or a fleet for your classes? Aviana Yoga recommends Glide Paddleboards as your source for your Stand Up Paddleboard needs. They offer inflatable and hardboard options to work with your storage needs. Mention Aviana Yoga during your ordering process and SAVE for being a student of ours!