Course Information


The ASI SUP Yoga Teacher training course sets the international standard for SUP Yoga.  Deliver sessions in protected waters no more than 50 metres from shore.  It covers SUP safety, SUP Yoga poses, SUP yoga business & marketing skills, with flexibility to deliver your preferred yoga  discipline. 

SUP Yoga Teachers who want to provide general SUP lessons or SUP paddling and tours, should also complete the ASI Level 1 SUP Instructor (Enclosed Flat Water) course.


Conduct “Stand Up Paddle Yoga” sessions in enclosed flat water locations, no more than 50 metres from shore.


SUP yoga locations are defined as:

  • inland waters or coastal locations with flat water, no swell or breaking waves
  • miniminal or no wind
  • free from hazards
  • no more than 50 metres from shore
  • water depth no more than 4ft 

Career Outcomes:

    • Stand Up Paddle Yoga Teacher
    • Industry job roles that require SUP Yoga knowledge (e.g. marketing, sales, retail)

Topics Covered:

    • SUP yoga safety, risk management covering weather, water, equipment and client risks and hazards
    • SUP Yoga equipment  - boards, anchoring systems, accessories
    • Yoga poses modified for SUP and onboard sessions
    • A library of SUP Yoga poses from beginner to advanced levels
    • Providing feedback and SUP Yoga technique correction
    • Yoga session plans and sequences, set up, and ready to use in your own classes.
    • Gaining and maintaining clients – SUP yoga marketing and business skills

Entry Requirements:

Before starting this course, you must:

  • hold a Yoga Teacher Certificate (minimum 200 hours)
  • have completed a minimum of 20 hours on water SUP paddling 
  • have completed a minimum of 10 hours SUP yoga practice 
  • have basic paddling skills and be able to paddle safely, with confidence and correct technique in enclosed flat water locations.

Delivery Options:

The SUP Yoga Teacher course can be completed by:

  • Attending a workshop

Course Requirements:

Delivery Option - Workshop 

This intensive 2 day workshop will focus on completing the major components of the course. Some additional homework is also required to complete assessments and gain practical on-the-job instruction experience.    
Ideal for: students who want to cover theory components in an intensive format.

Workshop course requirements:

To receive your ASI SUP Yoga Teacher crtificate you need to:


At the workshop:

  • Complete workshop theory assessments.
  • Demonstrate SUP Yoga lesson delivery and safely perform SUP yoga poses

After the workshop:

  • Complete 10 hours assisting in SUP Yoga instruction at an ASI accredited or other approved SUP school.  (Exemption: recognition of previous experience can be provided)
  • Submit paddling video demonstrating basic correct paddling technique (free assessment)

​Before or after the workshop:

Note: The ASI Rescue and ASI SUP Wise courses are held both held on one day, and are usually scheduled at the same time as completing this SUP Yoga Teacher course.

Demonstrating competency:
If you are not able to demonstrate ability to safely perform SUP Yoga poses, you can resubmit additional video for assessment for free. 


Workshop: 2 days  (16 hours)
plus post workshop practical hours work experience
You have 12 months from date of workshop to complete all course requirements.

What we provide:

ASI SUP Yoga Teacher manual
Access to ASI correct paddling technique video (16 mins)
ASI membership valid 12 months


The following equipment and clothing is required to complete the training:

  • SUP Yoga or flat water stand up paddle board
  • Paddle
  • Coiled leash (leg-rope)
  • SUP clothing suitable for SUP Yoga

Certificate issued:

ASI Level 1 Stand Up Paddle Yoga Teacher certificate
(valid for 12 months from the date you attended the workshop)

Additional certificate issued:



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