Paddle YOGA Certification Teacher Training
Paddle YOGA Teacher Training Registration is now open!
Become an ACE Certified Paddle YOGA instructor! Earn Credits for Continued Education with Yoga Alliance and ACE!
Be a part of the fastest growing alternative fitness program. Expand training your clients in the studio and join us on the water!
Our Instructors Tara McCabe and Trish Miller are Yoga Alliance and PaddleFit Certified. They will teach you Stand Up Paddling technique basics, Water Safety and Regulations, paddle yoga class development, and successful business application.
Yoga and Fitness Students with a sincere desire to study this specialized yoga practice are ideal for this training. Whether you want to teach in the future or explore, enhance and deepen your personal practice, we feel it is paramount that our applicants have a solid foundation in the philosophy, psychology and methodology of Yoga whether a yoga or fitness practitioner.
Lazy Dog is accepting applications for Summer session.
February 1-3, 2013
March 1-3, 2013
April 5-7, 2013
$495 – 2 Full Day Teacher training Course includes board rental, training manual, professional instruction, and ACE Paddle YOGA certification
For more information or to receive application Email Us or Call (305)433-1234
Paddle Fit is a fun and challenging workout focusing on endurance, strength, core, balance and functional movement, a complete mental and physical workout on the water. Paddle Fit keeps your workouts exciting and ever changing as we paddle over the waters surrounding Key West bringing us new and exciting elements to train in every day. By changing up routines and exercises you will see amazing transformations in both your body and attitude. Our Paddle Fit instructor will take you through an hour long fitness session on the water unlike any other. Paddle Fit is not your average workout, so if you don’t want to be average then come join us.
Cost is $15/class or multipack classes available, 10 classes for $100
The Mangroves support the perfect spot for a Yoga session, offering protection from the wind and tides. SUPing is a great way to improve balance, gain core strength, and connect with nature. Toss in a few OMs, some breathing and you have Stand-up paddle board Yoga.
Practicing yoga on a SUP brings a whole new perspective to being fully present in the moment Asanas (yoga postures) create a new challenge while floating, requiring full awareness, acceptance of mother natures mood and of course a sense of humor!
Cobra pose takes on a new meaning as the sun bathes your face and illuminates your soul. Headstand brings fourth buoyant freedom as your feet soar to the sky.
Relaxing in Savasana, the sounds of birds and the fish jumping about allows one to sink into a natural state of bliss. All levels are welcome to experience this new pastime. Any practice can be modified for the beginner or intensified for the advanced. 2 hour class.
Cost is $30/class or multipack classes available, 5 classes for $100
Standup Paddling is a new activity for many. These private or semi-private lessons are geared towards people who have never paddleboarded before. Our guide will teach you the basic techniques and take you on an hour long paddle over the calm protected nearshore waters of Key West. We have stable easy to ride boards. We haven’t met anyone who hasn’t been able to stand up on the board.
Cost is $60 per person for 1
$50 per person for 2 people
$45 per person for 3 or more.
FitFusion and Monthly Moonlight Meditation FitFusion
FitFusion is a beach-based workout. Our instructors will have you running through the sand, strengthening your toes, crawling on your hands, strengthening your fingers and wrists, and have your friends help you in resistance training. We draw from PaddleFit techniques to build strength and PaddleYoga methods to increase balance, tone and overall body-awareness. We end every class with breath work that will also teach budding athletes how to regulate their oxygen intake and increase the pliability of the lungs. This is a great regimen to supplement any activity, especially your paddling.
Monthly Moonlight Meditation is a group meditation led by our instructors for an hour on the water. A popular paddle, be sure to make a reservation.
Cost is $15/1 hour class
Key West Paddle Board Yoga was created in September of 2007. SUP had been on the rise in Key West and Tara was introduced to the sport by friend, Sue Cooper, owner of Lazy Dog. The first paddle yoga class consisted of friends..yogis and non yogis..and KW Paddle Yoga was born.
In 1990, Tara began her exploration of the ocean with a trans-atlantic journey aboard the schooner Westward. She was home..the sea, the stars and the breeze soothed her soul. Tara continued working on the water…from the Caribbean, to Newfoundland, from Alaska, to Key West . The yoga journey began in 2001 when she was pregnant with her first child and her practice and teaching continue to evolve. Tara presently teaches on dry land at Shakti Yoga, and SUP Yoga has allowed her to combine both of her passions.
Tara is a 200 hour trained Yoga Shiromani of Sampoorna Yoga and has also completed a 200 hour training in the Yogic Arts system. This past spring, she completed an ACE Paddle Fit certification course,as well.
Trish joined Key West Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga as an instructor during the summer of 2010. Practicing for over 5 years, Trish’s yogic path was sparked in Key West and only intensified during her graduate studies in New Zealand. While stimulating the mind by delving into the vast annals of cultural anthropology, Trish sought out a balancing element in her life. Hours of research in the library soon reverberated into daily practices, seeking the solice of a small studio in Ponsonby. Using yoga to explore the connections between mind, body and spirit became (and continues to be) a very neccessary journey for her.
Upon completion of her 200HR Yoga-Alliance Certification, she joined Tara in contributing to her favorite way of sharing the experience of yoga: via stand-up paddleboard (SUP). Since then, it has been a roller-coaster of involvement and a supportive embrace from the community. In fact, Trish and Tara just completed Brode Welte’s PaddleFit Certification Course in order to explore an expand this sport in a safe and knowledgable way. The Polynesian tradition of SUP and the Vedic-rooted practice of yoga form a relationship befitting any practitioner seeking a physical, mental and emotional connection.
Trish’s most recent ventures include a 3 month stay in Nicaragua. Leading classes at the Buena Vista Surf Club in San Juan del Sur and at Inan Itah on the island of Ometepe, Trish was able to experience and embrace the very same elements she enjoys while teaching on the calm waters of KW: mother nature.