Throughout 2013 and 2014, the ACA SUP Yoga Advisory Workgroup, a volunteer sub-committee of the ACA's SUP Discipline Committee, worked on developing a SUP Yoga program that would be nationally recognized. This two-year curriculum development process culminated with thirteen SUP Yoga experts participating in a facilitated two-day workshop in Maitland, FL. The curriculum was then vetted by the SUP Discipline Committee, the Safety Education & Instruction Council, and then approved by the Board of Directors.
The SUP Yoga Skills Course is designed to introduce/expose the participant to sufficient skill and knowledge so that they can enjoy yoga while on a Stand Up Paddleboard.
• SUP Yoga Skills Course
Who can teach the SUP Yoga Skills Course?
Any currently certified ACA SUP Instructor who holds the SUP Yoga Endorsement. A current list can be found here.
I'm a currently certified ACA SUP Instructor, how do I receive the SUP Yoga Endorsement?
Like any endorsement to your instructor certification, you must take a specific course. Designed for currently certified ACA Instructors, this SUP Yoga Endorsement Course will provide Instructors with the knowledge and skills for yoga (movements and poses) that are safe and functional on a stand up paddleboard.
SUP Yoga Instructor Endorsement Course Prerequisites:
• Be a currently certified ACA Level 1: Introduction to SUP Instructor (or higher)
• Have properly reported to the ACA National Office, two(2) SUP skills courses
• Hold a 200hr Yoga Instructor cert from an authorized provider recognized by Yoga Alliance
· Other 200hr Yoga Instructor certifications may be reviewed on a case by case basis
• SUP Yoga Instructor Endorsement Criteria
Who can teach the SUP Yoga Instructor Endorsement to other SUP Instructors?
A list of those individuals who are currently certified to provide the ACA SUP Yoga Instructor Endorsement Course can be found here.
After nationwide feedback is received on the above course, the SUP Advisory Workgroup will make any appropriate changes to the curriculum. In addition, they will begin to develop an advanced SUP Yoga Skills Course.