Paddle Into Fitness® Announces Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga Certification

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Roxy Stand Up Paddle Board Athlete Gillian Gibree leading SUP Yoga Certification in San Diego, California this August

SUP yoga allows you to connect to nature in a totally new way. Where else can you soak up the sunshine, hear the seagulls, and rock gently with the ocean on your board during Savasana?

Coming off an exciting win at the Quiksilver Waterman Collection Waikiki Paddle Festival, ROXY professional Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) athlete and yoga instructor Gillian Gibree is set to lead a Yoga Alliance accredited SUP Yoga instructor certification program this summer.

Since 2010, Gibree’s company, Paddle Into Fitness has sent waves throughout the yoga world. Teaching a popular new fusion called SUP Yoga, Paddle Into Fitness holds weekly classes in southern California where yoga enthusiasts can challenge their balance and strength, while reconnecting with nature.

With the popularity of SUP Yoga on the rise, demand has been high for an accredited certification program, allowing yoga instructors to take their teaching to the next level – on the water.

Gibree and her team of experienced SUP Yoga instructors will be running this four day training at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina in San Diego from August 15-18. Gibree will be leading training in water safety, advanced paddle techniques, and SUP beginner lessons. E-RYT Kathryn McCann and Mandy Burstein will be leading three different SUP Yoga class variations consisting of Gentle Wave®, Nautical Flow®, and Surfers Sculpt®. The training curriculum has been approved by Yoga Alliance® for 30 hours of Continuing Education for Registered Yoga Teachers®.

Paddle Into Fitness® leads exciting Beginner Paddle and SUP Yoga classes at three locations in San Diego and Orange County, California. At Paddle Into Fitness, you will find a unique way to get into shape, have fun, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. In 2011, Paddle Into Fitness was nominated for Best Yoga by the San Diego Union Tribune. In addition to weekly group and private classes, Paddle Into Fitness offers SUP Yoga retreats, a SUP Yoga instructor certification program and in 2012, introduced the first signature SUP Yoga board through SUP Company. For more information, see Follow us on Twitter: @paddlefitness or Facebook: Paddle Into Fitness.

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