Charleston, South Carolina SUP Yoga Certification

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June 18-22, 2016
Charleston, South Carolina

Meet us in the stunning low country for three days of comprehensive education in stand up paddle board yoga. Are you ready to take your practice and teaching to the water? We’ve had many requests for a SUP yoga teacher training in the Carolinas, are we’re thrilled to make it a reality in summer 2016.

Folly Beach Outdoors

The beautiful, wild life filled tidal marshes and intracoastal waterway of Charleston will be our backyard for this three day training. This incredible all inclusive retreat style training takes place at our beach house with a private dock right on the intracoastal, complete with all the comforts of home and a private chef. Read on for all the details, and come join us in Charleston to get certified!

This 5 day, 25 hour certification program includes

  • SUP Skills: Forward stroke, turn techniques and maneuvering, board anatomy and handling, launching and landing.
  • Beginner SUP: Clear, concise method for instructing a beginner paddle board lesson.
  • Safety & Rescue: Lifesaving techniques including flip rescue, active & passive drowning victims. Weather and marine hazards, local knowledge.
  • Anchor Systems: Individual and group
  • Aqua Asana: Beginner sequence and how to creatively sequence on the water.
  • Glide Paddle Yoga by Stoked Yogi SUP Yoga Manual
  • Business of SUP Yoga: Starting your business, insurance, permitting, and defining your brand. Fleet sales & ambassador opportunities
  • Equipment provided for duration of training: Glide Yoga Board, paddle, anchor, and PFD.
  • Swag Bag: Awesome gear from our sponsors including water bottle, sunscreen, hat and tank top – plus a few surprise goodies!

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All Inclusive Certification Retreat

We believe in effortless indulgence to balance all the hard work and learning you’ll be doing in training! This training has been curated as an all inclusive retreat experience, designed to educate and rejuvenate that the same time! Luxuriate in a comfortable bed, enjoy delicious healthy meals prepared by private chef, and relax with all the amenities and comforts of home.

  • 4 nights accommodations in shared room with comfy beds
  • Relaxing indulgence in our beautiful waterfront beach house
  • 3 vegetarian (vegan option) meals per day prepared by private chef
  • Transportation to/from Charleston airport (for arrivals Saturday before 2:30pm, departure Wednesday after 11am).


In order to provide the best training experience possible, we require a 200 hour yoga certification (or in progress) and current CPR certification at time of training. If you do not have a 200 hour certification, but have equivalent experience and are actively teaching yoga, please contact us for approval. Not sure? Send us an email

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Why Choose Stoked Yogi & Glide Paddle Yoga?

Glide’s training curriculum was written by Stoked Yogi, the leading educator in stand up paddle board yoga. Our goal is to build a global network of the most passionate, talented SUP yoga educators on the planet – and we’ve worked hard to create the strongest, most comprehensive curriculum available. Our training is approved by Yoga Alliance, WPA, PaddleFit, NASM, ACE, and SUPIA. Glide’s panel of teachers across the United States has trained over five hundred SUP yoga professionals in the past five years, and taught tens of thousands of students. Glide Paddle Yoga’s teaching team brings together eight of the most inspiring and enthusiastic SUP Yoga teachers and businesses in the country to create a program that integrates a wide range of local knowledge and experience.

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Choosing Glide Paddle Yoga Teacher Training will also give you access to the largest global ambassador program for SUP yoga, and awesome future opportunities like assisting or even facilitating teacher trainings, workshops, retreats, and festivals in partnership with Glide Paddle Yoga.

Meet the Trainers

Teacher training is led by Mary K Benney, E-RYT 200, owner of Beach Bee Yoga and Glide Elite Team Yogi & Teacher Trainer.Stevie Rodis, RYT-200 and founder of A Pinch-a Yoga will be co-facilitating training. Mary K completed her SUP Yoga certification in San Diego in 2013 and has been the leading SUP Yoga provider in the Maryland area since.

Charleston teachers


Early Bird Tuition (Paid in full 30 days prior): $1375
Regular Tuition: $1475
Local Early Bird (no lodging or meals, paid 30 days prior): $795
Local Regular Tuition: $895

 Folly beach


Training will meet and launch daily from our private waterfront residence in Folly Beach, South Carolina. Only 10 miles from the historic downtown district, Folly Beach, SC is known as “Charleston’s beach town.” This barrier island is full of all the beauty and southern charm you’d expect from being in the South. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Folly River on the other, there is plenty to see and do. Paddle to the lighthouse or take a dip in the waves… you’re sure to have a blast!

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Our house on the Folly River is amazing and can accommodate up to 20 people! Inside, there are 6 bedrooms, each with 2 double beds and 5.5 bathrooms. A massive open kitchen and living area is perfect for meals and meetings. Two screened in porches provide restful space to hang out and reflect. There is a large floating dock on the river for easy SUP access and the beach is only 3 blocks away. There is one king bed upgrade available for $300 – you may also share this option with a friend for a slightly discounted rate. Contact us for details if you want to share.

Traveling to Training

 The closest airport is just outside of Charleston and is about 20 miles away. We will provide transportation for students arriving before 2:30pm Sunday and departing after 11am Wednesday.

For flights outside those times, taxi, bus, and uber are all options. Click here for more information about the bus option.


If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to speak with someone regarding this certification program, please drop us a quick message here or email and we will respond within one business day.

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