SUP Yoga Instructor

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The ASI SUP Yoga Instructor 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 Instructors 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.

Bonus: Includes video assessment of your paddling ability.

ASI also partners with SUP Yoga Specialists round the world. They deliver the ASI training methodolgy with their own brand.  You get the best of both worlds and the ASI International recognition.  

Course Information


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

Career outcomes:

Stand Up Paddle Yoga Instructor

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 enrolling, you must:

  • hold a Yoga Teacher Certificate (minimum 200 hours)
  • have enclosed flat water paddling skills and be able to paddle safely, with confidence and correct technique. 
  • understand English equivalent to IELTS 6

Correct Paddling Technique


 2 days  (16 hours)
 plus post workshop practical hours work experience

What we provide:

ASI SUP Yoga Instructor manual
One free video assessment of paddling skills
ASI membership valid 12 months

Course requirements:

To receive your ASI SUP Yoga Instructor certificate you need to:

  • Complete workshop theory and practical assessments.
  • Complete the ASI SUP Instructor Water Safety Rescue course
  • Complete the ASI SUP Wise Foundation Skills Clinic (Enclosed Flat Water) course
  • Provide a Senior First Aid Certificate (no more than 3 years old).  
  • After the workshop, submit paddling video demonstrating correct paddling technique (free assessment)
  • 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).
  • Provide personal identification (e.g drivers licence or passport)
  • Provide a Working with Children Check (as applicable to the country are working in. Information)

Note: You can enrol in the ASI Rescue and ASI SUP Wise courses at the same time as completing this SUP Yoga Instructor course.

Demonstrating competency:
If you are not able to demonstrate correct paddling technique, you can resubmit additional video for assessment (US$50 per assessment)

Completion:   You have 12 months from date of workshop to complete all course requirements.


ASI Level 1 Stand Up Paddle Yoga Instructor certificate
(valid for 12 months from date of workshop)

Yoga specialist partners:



Annual renewal.
Renewal information

Enrolment - find workshops:

Asia Pacific-NZ
USA-Canada & America's


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