Instructing yoga on a SUP varies from a studio in that the modification of poses (asanas), the general flow of class, and the environment are all subject to change. In this program we will focus on these variances. Creation and development of a PaddleYoga class also includes tracking weather conditions, knowledge of tides, and mooring procedures. Certified instructors will be able to attend to the needs of both the everyday yogi's practice as well as elite athletes on their journey in the competitive realm of modern SUP racing. As with any sport, without proper attention, awareness and preparation, injury is prevalent amongst athletes and enthusiasts alike. There will be a detailed equipment overview of boards, paddles and equipment handling/care as well as how to pair specific equipment to meet the needs of individual students. The application of yoga is ideal for the overall wellness and safety of all paddlers. Additional topics include business practices for private clients, group yoga classes, as well as meditation.