Category Archives: SUP LIFESTYLE

ISUP I Travel Cancun, Mexico

One of the easiest ways to get to Cancun, from the east coast, is on Jetblue’s direct flight from Fort Lauderdale.

It was one of the smoothest flights we’ve ever been on, leading to a great 5 days there!

inflatable paddle boards in cancun

We took three ISUP’s with us, since there were 3 of us on this trip. The Mistral 8’6″ Wave, the Mistral 9’8″ Wave and the NRS Big Earl 6″.

Once at the Cancun airport, we rented a car and headed to our hotel on Pok-Ta-Pok avenue at the north east side of the Yucatan Peninsula.

At first, it seemed like a paddle board paradise location Continue reading

SUP & YOGA THERAPY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING – AUGUST 2014

Yoga Alliance Instructor Training in “Stand Up Paddle & Yoga Therapy”

As seen in Yoga Journal, Washington Post, The London Sunday Times, Coastal Living, Glamour, Shape, Out Traveler, and many more, the Yoga Energy Studio is your place in Florida!
 
Our SUP & YOGA Teacher Training has been proven to be at such a high-level that not only have our previous students opened up successful SUP & Yoga businesses, some of them have also started their own SUP & YOGA Teacher Training programs!

So sign up with us and become a great SUP & Yoga teacher!

sup & yoga therapy instructor training

2.9 ACE-approved Continuing Education Credits (Course Number: CEP55367)

1.9 NASM-approved Continuing Education Credits (Course Number #930)

May be accepted for other fitness CEUs.

Friday, August 1st – Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 in St Pete, FL.

  • Friday, August 1st from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 2nd from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 3rd from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Private SUP & YOGA Therapy Training always available upon request.

Friday and Saturday include a delicious ayurvedic vegan “working lunch”.

*** Please, note that we strongly recommend you register for the SUP GUIDE LEVEL-1 TRAINING held on the Thursday just before the SUP & Yoga Therapy starts. The SUP Guide Level-1 training teaches you how to guide a trip, safety and rescue, board construction and the business of SUP. This training is not about learning to race or just emphasizing different paddling techniques that other certifications may cover, this is about the knowledge you need to guide SUP trips safely. ***

Brought to you by 500-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Trainers, Certified Yoga Therapists, Professional SUP Instructor Association (PSIA) Lead Instructors, World Paddle Association (WPA), American Canoe Association (ACA) Certified Instructors, American Council on Exercise (ACE) Continuing Education Specialists and International Association of Yoga Therapists Charter School.

See what some of the previous students from around the world have said: PICTURES AND TESTIMONIALS

The world’s oldest tradition combined with the latest in fitness brings you “Stand Up Paddle & Yoga Therapy“.

stand up paddle & yoga therapy

Spend 3 amazing days in sunny St. Petersburg, FL playing and learning on the beautiful waterways while enjoying the view with dolphins and manatees.

On day 1 you will learn the poses that work best on the paddle board. You will also be introduced to the therapeutic aspect of stand up paddling.

On day 2 you will learn how to design fun and effective series that will challenge any level from “beginner” to “advanced”. We will also go further into the yoga therapy aspect of stand up paddling.

On day 3 we will explore how to incorporate meditation, mantras and breath-work into a stand up paddle session.

As we continue to grow with the SUP & Yoga industry, and since we have chosen not to be sponsored by a particular brand, we were able to add two new great features to our SUP & Yoga Therapy Teacher Training:

  • Our students are now able to test drive numerous boards from the leading companies in the SUP & Yoga industry in order to make the best choice for their business.
  • Our students are now able to purchase boards and gear at wholesale and/or just above wholesale in order to get their business established as soon as possible and at the best price.

Prerequisites:

  • Must be able to swim.
  • Must understand and be able to properly use stand up paddle safety gear. The stand up paddling prerequisite can be met with Thursday’s “Stand Up Paddle Guide” Level-1 Training.
  • At least 1 year of a consistent yoga practice and/or a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certification and/or a Personal Trainer Certification.

All paddle boards and gear will be supplied.

You must bring:

  • Towels
  • Sunscreen
  • Five finger water shoes or similar style. This is what we use: Vibram KSO Water Shoes
  • Shorts/pants that can get wet. No cotton, please.
  • Rashguard – Can be found on Amazon: Rashguards
  • Sunglasses with strap
  • Hat or headgear
  • 3-ring binder, paper and pen for notes
  • Snacks and water as needed

Cost is $639.00. This includes a 10% discount on all gear at our “SUP Guide & Adventure Store”. Combine this course with the “Stand Up Paddle Guide” Level-1 Training for only $810.00, savings of $104.00.

Get ready for the next Stand Up Paddle Season! Reserve your space on the water by using the “Buy Now” button at the top right corner or calling Karen at: (727) 466-7994 or emailing: yogaenergystudio@yahoo.com

Click here for the application. Submit application and non-refundable and non-transferable deposit of $200 to reserve your spot in paradise!

There are no refunds on deposits once your application is approved for our training (no exceptions).

Full payment is due two weeks prior to start of the training. All payments are non-refundable.

The NY Times ranked St Petersburg, FL one of the top 52 places to visit in 2014!

Teachers’ Bios:



Train with us!

Train with us!

Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Lakshmi Ragachchha Gachchh Mam Mandire Tishth Tishth Swaha

THE ULTIMATE YOGA RETREAT IN AEGINA GREECE, SEPTEMBER 2014

The Yoga Energy Studio and the SUP Guide & Adventure Store are offering you a completely new way to explore, experience, evolve!

Choose between great Instructor Training Programs (with Yoga Alliance, NASM and ACE approved CEU’s) or the Play-cation of a lifetime.

WHO is this for?

If you love yoga, stand up paddling, and traveling this trip is for you.

yoga retreat in aegina greece

WHERE?

At an Award Winning “Blue Flag” Cove on the Island of Aegina, Greece. Our rooms are right on the beach.

WHEN?

Any time between September 9th and September 24th, 2014. Stay as long or as short as you want.

WHAT?

Choose from one or all of the following Three Mind-Body-Emotion-Spirit experiences, or just come and paddle, ISUP I TRAVEL AEGINA, GREECE.

  1. ADVANCED YIN YOGA THERAPY – LEVEL I – AEGINA, GREECE
  2. SUP & YOGA THERAPY TEACHER TRAINING IN AEGINA, GREECE
  3. STAND UP PADDLE GUIDE LEVEL-1 TRAINING IN AEGINA, GREECE

Also available

  • Group/Private Yoga Classes
  • Group/Private Paddle Trips
  • Group Hikes
  • Lectures/discussions on Jyotish
  • Lectures/discussions on the Bhagavad Gita
  • Lectures/discussions on Primal and Ayurveda Lifestyle
  • Private Primal and Ayurvedic Consultations

WHY?

Aegina, an island off the beaten path, is only 17 miles away from Athens. This island, home to the Temple of Athena, built in 480 B.C. is said to ‘house’ the energy of the Goddess. On a clear day, you can see Poseidon’s temple in Sounio and the Parthenon of Athens. The 3 temples form an isosceles triangle (the holy triangle of ancient Greece).

Aegina_island_Greece_moni_perdika_view

HOW?

Contact us at 727-466-7994 and we’ll answer all your questions, because this is a trip not to be missed.

When you decide that you are going on this life-changing adventure, we will add you to a private facebook group so you can meet every one else and get tips on how to prepare for this trip.

Hosts’ Bios



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As seen in Yoga Journal, Washington Post, The London Sunday Times, Coastal Living, Glamour, Shape, Out Traveler, and many more, the Yoga Energy Studio is bringing to you Primal Lifestyle Coaching, Private Consultations, Body-Weight & Movement Training, Non-Conventional Yoga, Up-skilled Teacher Training Programs, Adventure Coaching, SUP & Yoga and Kayoga.

We are also a SUP GUIDE and outfitter destination. We paddle almost every day, we have no sales pitch, only great advice on paddling! Train with us and get ready to say a hearty YES to your next adventure.

Train with us!

Train with us!

Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Lakshmi Ragachchha Gachchh Mam Mandire Tishth Tishth Swaha

ISUP I TRAVEL AEGINA, GREECE, SEPTEMBER 2014

The Yoga Energy Studio and the SUP Guide & Adventure Store are bringing to you a completely new way to travel and experience paddle boarding.

Our Play-cation destination is Aegina, a magical island located only 17 miles away from Athens.

Aegina_island_Greece_moni_perdika_view

DATES

We will be arriving there on September 10th and leaving on September 23rd, 2014. During this trip, we will be teaching four different paddle board and/or yoga instructor courses. However, you do not have to take any of these courses in order to participate in this trip. Also, you can join us for all 14 days or just part of the time.

WHO IS THIS TRIP FOR

  • Any one who has purchased an inflatable paddle board from us.
  • Any one who is renting an inflatable paddle board from us for this trip.
  • Any one who is doing one or more of our instructor trainings.

COST

There is no package to purchase. You decide on your own airfare, activities and lodging/meals. However, you will have all the information on where we are staying, eating, paddle boarding, hiking, practicing yoga, sprinting, playing, etc.

SOME OF THE THINGS TO DO WHILE IN AEGINA

The weather in September is sunny, warm and energizing. Indeed, Aegina is reputed to have the mildest climate in Greece.

  • Paddle Boarding (around the award winning Blue Flag Beach of Agia Marina, Aegina)
  • SUP Yoga
  • Custom Yoga/Fitness/Ayurveda/Paleo Group or Private Training of your choice
  • Trekking/Hiking – There are numerous day hikes such as the Monastery of Saint Nektarios and Mount Oros, perfect place to watch the sunrise from.
  • Bicycling – There are a number of paved roads and off-road routes for all levels of cyclists to choose from.
  • Sailing

    aegina greece

  • Eat pistachios – The Annual Pistachio Festival is September 18th – 21st. During these 4 days of celebration, you can buy all kinds of products that are made of pistachios on a market at the Port of Aegina town. Lots of food, music, dance, theater & art.
  • Visit other islands for day trips – such as Agistri, only 10 minutes away from Aegina island! Until the 1920s, Agistri was virtually uninhabited, and today it has a permanent population of just over a thousand. The island is covered with pine trees, has many nice beaches, turquoise blue water perfect for snorkeling, and it has many lovely places to eat & drink.
  • Discover the ancient history of the island – such as the temple of Athena in the northern part of the island. 24 pillars of the temple remain, out of a total of 34. It was built in 480 B.C. When the atmosphere is clear, you can see Poseidon’s temple in Sounio and the Acropolis of Athens. It is said that the 3 temples form an isosceles triangle (the holy triangle of ancient Greece).
  • Swimming, enjoying the beaches, sightseeing, wining & dining.

Contact us at 727-466-7994 and we’ll answer all your questions, because this is a trip not to be missed.

When you decide that you are going on this life-changing adventure, we will add you to a private facebook group so you can meet every one else and get tips on how to prepare for this trip.

Hosts’ Bios




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As seen in Yoga Journal, Washington Post, The London Sunday Times, Coastal Living, Glamour, Shape, Out Traveler, and many more, the Yoga Energy Studio is bringing to you Primal Lifestyle Coaching, Private Consultations, Body-Weight & Movement Training, Non-Conventional Yoga, Up-skilled Teacher Training Programs, Adventure Coaching, SUP & Yoga and Kayoga.

We are also a SUP GUIDE and outfitter destination. We paddle almost every day, we have no sales pitch, only great advice on paddling! Train with us and get ready to say a hearty YES to your next adventure.

Train with us!

Train with us!

Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Lakshmi Ragachchha Gachchh Mam Mandire Tishth Tishth Swaha

STAND UP PADDLE GUIDE LEVEL-1 TRAINING IN AEGINA, GREECE

10-hour Training in how to become a Stand Up Paddle Guide

Two upcoming training events, in Aegina Greece:

Thursday, September 18th 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Monday, September 22nd 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

SUP Guide Level I Training

Who is this training for?

  • Any Yoga Teacher taking people out on the water for SUP & Yoga
  • Any Fitness Professional taking people out on the water for SUP & Fitness
  • Any one taking people onto the water on a stand up paddle guided trip
  • Any one or any establishment renting paddle boards
  • Any parent taking their kids on the water
  • Any one who wants to safely enjoy the water while stand up paddling

What this Training is about

  • Gear
  • Safety
  • Towing
  • Rescue
  • Guiding
  • Board construction
  • Teaching Techniques & Methodologies
  • It is NOT about SUP racing, it is about being a SUP teacher/guide
  • This course is based on over 30 years of water experience and over 13 years of guiding/teaching experience.

In this training you will also learn how to properly market and bring this exciting activity into your community.

See what some of the previous students from around the world have said: PICTURES AND TESTIMONIALS

Prerequisites:

  • Must be able to swim.
  • Must understand stand up paddling.

All paddle boards and gear will be supplied.

sup guide level I instructor training

You must bring:

  • Towels
  • Sunscreen
  • Five finger water shoes or similar style. This is what we use: Vibram KSO Water Shoes
  • Shorts/pants that can get wet. No cotton, please.
  • Rashguard – Can be found on Amazon: Rashguards
  • Sunglasses with strap
  • Hat or headgear
  • 3-ring binder, paper and pen for notes
  • Snacks and water as needed

A delicious Mediterranean working lunch will be provided.

Application, Registration & Tuition

Click here for the application. The cost is $378.00 if you register by July 31st, $468.00 any time after that. Call for applicable discounts. Submit application and non-refundable and non-transferable deposit of $100.00 to reserve your spot in paradise!

Get ready for the next Stand Up Paddle Season! You can pay online using the “Buy Now” button, at the top right corner or calling Karen at (727) 466-7994 or emailing yogaenergystudio@yahoo.com.

There are no refunds on deposits once your application is approved for our training (no exceptions).

Full payment is due two weeks prior to start of the training. All payments are non-refundable.

Teachers’ Bios:



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As seen in Yoga Journal, Washington Post, The London Sunday Times, Coastal Living, Glamour, Shape, Out Traveler, and many more, the Yoga Energy Studio is bringing to you Up-skilled Yoga Teacher Training Programs, Health Coaching, Private Consultations, Body-Weight & Movement Training, Non-Conventional Yoga, SUP & Yoga, SUP & Meditation, Kayoga, SUP Guiding and Adventure Coaching. Train with us and get ready to say a hearty YES to your next adventure.

Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Lakshmi Ragachchha Gachchh Mam Mandire Tishth Tishth Swaha

SUP & YOGA THERAPY TEACHER TRAINING IN AEGINA, GREECE

Yoga Alliance Instructor Training in “Stand Up Paddle & Yoga Therapy”

Friday, September 19th – Sunday, September 21st, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

As seen in Yoga Journal, Washington Post, The London Sunday Times, Coastal Living, Glamour, Shape, Out Traveler, and many more, the Yoga Energy Studio is your place in Florida and now in Greece!

The world’s oldest tradition combined with the latest in fitness brings you “Stand Up Paddle & Yoga Therapy“.

Spend 3 amazing days in beautiful Aegina, Greece playing and learning on the irresistible Mediterranean sea.

Who is this training for?

  • All aspiring Yoga Teachers and Fitness Professionals
  • All current Yoga Teachers and Fitness Professionals who want to enhance their portfolio and give their clients more avenues towards health
  • All aspiring Health & Wellness Coaches
  • All current Health & Wellness Coaches who want to upgrade their skills and methodologies
  • Yoga Studio owners who are looking for another avenue of generating income
  • Resorts and Spas who want to offer their guests an exciting way of enjoying nature
  • Any one who wants to enjoy the outdoors while getting paid

This teacher training offers 30 CEU’s to Yoga Alliance Registered Instructors and is an elective course for the following Yoga Energy’s Yoga Alliance Trainings:

It is also approved for

  • 2.9 ACE-approved Continuing Education Credits (Course Number: CEP55367)
  • 1.9 NASM-approved Continuing Education Credits (Course Number #930)
  • It may also apply to other personal training certifications.

About this Training

  • This training allows you to bring your own teaching style onto the water in a safe, fun and effective way.
  • It introduces you to the therapeutic aspect of stand up paddling.
  • It teaches you how to design great series that will challenge any level from “beginner” to “advanced”
  • It teaches you how to incorporate meditation, mantras and breath-work into a stand up paddle session.
  • In this training you will also learn how to properly market and create a successful stand up paddle business bringing this exciting activity into your community.
  • Our SUP & YOGA Teacher Training has been proven to be at such a high-level that not only have our previous students opened up successful SUP & Yoga businesses, some of them have also started their own SUP & YOGA Teacher Training programs!

So sign up with us and become a great SUP & Yoga teacher!

sup & yoga therapy instructor training

Friday, September 19th – Sunday, September 21st, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Private SUP & YOGA Therapy Training always available upon request.

Each day includes a delicious Mediterranean working lunch.

*** Please, note that we strongly recommend you register for the SUP GUIDE LEVEL-1 TRAINING held on the Thursday just before the SUP & Yoga Therapy starts. When on the water, you are a Guide first, a Yoga Instructor second. The SUP Guide Level-1 training teaches you how to guide a trip, safety and rescue, board construction and the business of SUP. Unlike other courses, this course is not about racing or just different paddling techniques. This is about the knowledge you need to guide SUP trips safely. ***

Brought to you by 500-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Trainers, Certified Yoga Therapists, Professional SUP Instructor Association (PSIA) Lead Instructors, World Paddle Association (WPA), American Canoe Association (ACA) Certified Instructors, American Council on Exercise (ACE) Continuing Education Specialists and International Association of Yoga Therapists Member School.

See what some of the previous students from around the world have said: PICTURES AND TESTIMONIALS

Prerequisites:

You must bring:

  • Towels
  • Sunscreen
  • Five finger water shoes or similar style. This is what we use: Vibram KSO Water Shoes
  • Shorts/pants that can get wet. No cotton, please.
  • Rashguard – Can be found on Amazon: Rashguards
  • Sunglasses with strap
  • Hat or headgear
  • 3-ring binder, paper and pen for notes
  • Snacks and water as needed

Application, Registration & Tuition

Click here for the application. The cost is $990.00 if you register by July 31st, $1,080.00 any time after that. Call for applicable discounts. Submit application and non-refundable and non-transferable deposit of $300.00 to reserve your spot in paradise!

You can pay online using the “Buy Now” button, at the top right corner or calling Karen at (727) 466-7994 or emailing yogaenergystudio@yahoo.com.

There are no refunds on deposits once your application is approved for our training (no exceptions).

Full payment is due two weeks prior to start of the training. All payments are non-refundable.

Open up yourself to a whole new world! This course will change your life forever.

Teachers’ Bios:



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As seen in Yoga Journal, Washington Post, The London Sunday Times, Coastal Living, Glamour, Shape, Out Traveler, and many more, the Yoga Energy Studio is bringing to you Up-skilled Yoga Teacher Training Programs, Health Coaching, Private Consultations, Body-Weight & Movement Training, Non-Conventional Yoga, SUP & Yoga, SUP & Meditation, Kayoga, SUP Guiding and Adventure Coaching. Train with us and get ready to say a hearty YES to your next adventure.

Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Lakshmi Ragachchha Gachchh Mam Mandire Tishth Tishth Swaha

Yoga Energy SUP Tribe Co-op!

Yoga Energy SUP Tribe Co-Operative

  • Is paddle board storage an issue for you?
  • Are you tired of the ordinary rental boards?
  • Do you want to paddle more than one style of board on a regular basis?
  • Would you like access to the latest paddle boarding gear?
  • Do you want to be able to take your friends paddle boarding?
  • Are you always wishing you had an extra board?
  • Do you want to experience the different aspects of paddle boarding (i.e. paddle surfing, camping, etc.) without having to buy multiple paddle boards?
  • Still undecided about the board that will best fit your needs?

If you answered yes to any or all of the above you want to join our SUP Tribe Co-Op today!

Get unlimited access to the following collections of paddle boards. The collections will be continuously updated based on new boards becoming available.

Bronze Collection

  • Imagine Surf Surfers
  • Recreational Sit-On-Top Kayaks

$9 rental per board for up to a 24-hr period.

Silver Collection

  • NRS 6″ Big Earl ISUP
  • NRS Mayra ISUP
  • Mistral 8’6″ Wave ISUP
  • Mistral 9’8″ Wave ISUP
  • Mistral 11’5″ Adventure ISUP
  • Mistral 11’5″ Kailua Fit
  • Coreban 9′ Bomb ISUP
  • Coreban 10’6″ Echo ISUP
  • Coreban 12’6″ Sonic ISUP
  • Coreban BG ISUP
  • Boga Yoga ISUP

  • Boga Mahina
  • Boga Yoga
  • Boga Bullet
  • Boga Deep 8
  • Boga El Tiburon
  • Boga Todos
  • Rogue 10′ Honu
  • Glide Bliss
  • Glide Resort Board
  • Imagine Trainer
  • JP-Australia All Around Green Matte
  • JP-Australia Wide Body Blue Matte
  • SUPCO Kala
  • SUPCO Rojas
  • Hungry Pink Rails
  • Hungry Green Jeans
  • Hungry Board White T-shirt

$36 per board for up to a 24-hr period.

Silver Yoga Collection

  • Boga Yoga
  • Boga Yoga ISUP
  • Glide Bliss
  • Mistral 11’5″ Kailua Fit
  • NRS Mayra ISUP

$36 per board for up to a 24-hr period.

Gold Collection

  • Lakeshore Heavenly
  • Coreban EZ-Core 10′
  • Ecolicious Crush
  • Rogue 11′ Hot Rod

$54 per board for up to a 24-hr period.

Platinum Collection

  • Mistral Hot Spot

$198 for up to a 24-hr period.

Co-Operative Rewards

9% of the amount that you invest in board rental, will be rewarded to you. Your reward will be applied towards next year’s membership fees or trainings or store products of your choice.

Rewards will be eligible for use between May 1st – May 10th every year.

How to join

A one-time mandatory 2-hr SUP Safety Training is required before membership approval. The cost for the training is $99.

If you have already successfully completed our SUP Guide Level-1 Instructor Training, the requirement of the 2-hr SUP Safety Training is waived.

The Annual Membership cost is $243/person.

Sign up now and start enjoying the Florida waterways!

Contact Us!

Contact Us!

Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Lakshmi Ragachchha Gachchh Mam Mandire Tishth Tishth Swaha

LEARN HOW TO CONDUCT A SUP & YOGA TEACHER TRAINING – June 2014

From the Oldest and most Experienced SUP & Yoga Teacher Training School.

 
60-hour Yoga Alliance Instructor Training in “How to Conduct a SUP & Yoga Teacher Training Course”

As seen in Yoga Journal, Washington Post, The London Sunday Times, Coastal Living, Glamour, Shape, Out Traveler, and many more, the Yoga Energy Studio is your place in Florida!

Sign up with us and become a great SUP & Yoga Teacher Training School!
Only two positions, available.

sup & yoga therapy instructor training

Upcoming training event:
 
Wednesday, June 18th – Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Brought to you by 500-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Trainers, Certified Yoga Therapists, Professional SUP Instructor Association (PSIA) Lead Instructors, World Paddle Association (WPA), American Canoe Association (ACA) Certified Instructors, American Council on Exercise (ACE) Continuing Education Specialists and International Association of Yoga Therapists Charter School.

Prerequisites:

  • Must be able to swim.
  • Must have successfully fulfilled the requirements of our SUP & Yoga Therapy Instructor Training or another organization’s. In the case of being certified by another organization, you must successfully pass our phone or in person interview test.

All paddle boards and gear will be supplied for this training.

You must bring:

  • Towels
  • Sunscreen
  • Five finger water shoes or similar style. This is what we use: Five Finger Water Shoes
  • Shorts/pants that can get wet. No cotton, please.
  • Rashguard – Can be found on Amazon: Rashguards
  • Sunglasses with strap
  • Hat or headgear
  • 3-ring binder, paper and pen for notes
  • Snacks and water as needed

Cost is $3,600.00. A non-refundable and non-transferable deposit of $500 is required to reserve your spot. There are no refunds on deposits once your application is approved for our training (no exceptions).

Full payment is due two weeks prior to start of the training. All payments are non-refundable. If we cancel the program you will receive a full refund.

Please, use the “Buy Now” button at the top right corner or call Karen at: (727) 466-7994 or email: yogaenergystudio@yahoo.com

The NY Times ranked St Petersburg, FL one of the top 52 places to visit in 2014!

Teachers’ Bios:




See you on the hot mat and as Ganesha would say, “Enjoy Life and Feed Your Rat!”

As seen in Yoga Journal, Washington Post, The London Sunday Times, Coastal Living, Glamour, Shape, Out Traveler, and many more, the Yoga Energy Studio is bringing to you Primal Lifestyle Coaching, Body-Weight & Movement Training, Up-skilled Teacher Training Programs, Adventure Coaching, SUP & Yoga and Kayoga. Train with us and get ready to say a hearty YES to your next adventure.

Train with us!

Train with us!

Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Lakshmi Ragachchha Gachchh Mam Mandire Tishth Tishth Swaha

THE BOGA DEEP 8 – GREAT THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES

The BOGA Deep 8 at Fort De Soto Park

The BOGA Deep 8 at Fort De Soto Park

Hello SUP’ers! This is Vie from the SUP Guide & Adventure Store in St Petersburg, FL. I would like to talk to you about one of my most favorite boards, the BOGA Deep 8.

According to BOGA, the BOGA Deep 8 is designed specifically for stand up paddle surfing. Having said that, this blog has nothing to do with surfing but has everything to do with flat water paddling — we have very little “surf” on the west coast of Florida. :-)

Those of you who know me, know that I am 5’1″ weighing in at 108 lbs which makes it very difficult for me to carry, tie down and maneuver a board 10’6″ or longer.

I have paddled numerous boards that range from 8’6″ to 14′. I have found that around 10’6″ is where a board starts becoming less fun for me to paddle, as it looses its responsiveness.

Paddling the BOGA Deep 8

Always on, while you are on the BOGA Deep 8

What I love about the BOGA Deep 8 is that I always feel the board under my feet, if I relax too much I get reminded of that (I fall in :-) ). And yes, I can even practice yoga on this board. With a 10’6″ board, I can become lazy, loose focus and still be paddling. I don’t like that, it’s boring.

Keep in mind, that this is not a “never-paddled before, let’s go paddle” type of board. If you are already an experienced paddler, under 136 lbs looking for a new challenge, this is your board.

If you are a new paddler, under 136 lbs you should hire a good SUP Instructor to get you on this board. We have found, it takes less than 2 hrs for a new person to start enjoying the BOGA Deep 8.

Some of the main specs of this board:

  • 8’6″ x 28.25″ x 4″ (small package)
  • Weight — 16 lbs (love it!!)
  • Volume — 105 liters (supports up to 136 lbs of experienced paddler on flat water, can take a bigger paddler in surf)
  • 1.5 lbs of EPS Vacuum Bagged Bamboo; Epoxy Construction
  • Maintenance free vent
  • GoPro Camera mount — cool feature! Get your GoPro camera here: GoPro Camera
  • Thruster set up for fins (Quad includes quad FUTURE boxes) — Overkill for flat water paddling, great for surf

BOGA Deep 8, so easy to handle

I love the BOGA Deep 8, so easy to handle!

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The SUP Guide & Adventure Store’s primary goal is to introduce and educate people on how to get on the water and stand up paddle safely. We are primarily a SUP GUIDE and outfitter location. We paddle almost every day, we have no sales pitch, only great advice on paddling! We pour our time and energy into the water and stand up paddling. For us, this is a lot more than a business, it is a lifestyle. So, please check out our store on Madeira Beach or our online inventory at http://pinterest.com/supguidestore

YES Body-Weight Training Studio
1010 Central Ave #102, St Petersburg, FL

The SUP Guide & Adventure Store
15002 Madeira Way, Madeira Beach, FL

(727) 466-7994
yogaenergystudio@yahoo.com

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SUP EXPEDITIONS WITH THE SAWYER 3-PIECE PADDLES

Entrance to Hades

Paddling Cape Tenaron, Greece

As most of you know we have been stand up paddling for over 8 years now. During these past 8 years we have been able to SUP both domestically and internationally. Up until a couple of years ago we had been unable to find a good traveling paddle that did not break or weighed “a ton”. This all changed a little over 2 years with the Sawyer 3-piece paddles.

There are two main designs available in the Sawyer Travel series.

The one we started with and are still loving is the Mana Quickdraw Traveler. This paddle is light-weight and it can fit perfectly into an inflatable paddle board backpack or very easily attach to a day-pack. Sawyer says that this paddle utilizes their streamlined Lever Lock adjustable grip system for “On-the-Fly” adjustability in conjunction with their TiteSet connection system to provide a quick and easy break down section in the lower shaft.

What this means, in our words, is that we can easily put it together and take it apart in a matter of seconds.

Sawyer Mana Quickdraw Travelers

The Sawyer Mana Quickdraw Travelers

Main Specs:

– Carbon fiber 3-piece travel SUP paddle.
– Laminated wood blades reinforced with fiberglass.
– 11° bent shaft.
– Lower shaft TiteSet connection system.
– QuickDraw Adjustable Grip.
– Available in 3 profiles.

The second design, the Storm Quickdraw Traveler features a lower price and a stronger blade. Sawyer says that the paddle has an Ultra-tough CFRT (Continuous Fiber-Tech Reinforced) construction blade with a fiberglass shaft.

What this means, in our words, is that we were able to use it in rivers and rocky beaches.

Paddling Platamonas, Greece

Paddling Platamonas, Greece

Main Specs:

– Ultra-tough 3-piece composite SUP paddle.
– Molded CFRT blade available in two sizes.
– 11° bent tubular fiberglass shaft.
– TiteSet break-down connection system.
– Lever Lock Adjustable Grip.

There is no other travel paddle that can even come close in comparison to these two paddles.

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The SUP Guide & Adventure Store’s primary goal is to introduce and educate people on how to get on the water and stand up paddle safely. We are primarily a SUP GUIDE and outfitter location. We paddle almost every day, we have no sales pitch, only great advice on paddling! We pour our time and energy into the water and stand up paddling. For us, this is a lot more than a business, it is a lifestyle. So, please check out our store on Madeira Beach or our online inventory at http://pinterest.com/supguidestore

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