TEACHER TRAININGS Are you ready to take your yoga teaching to the next level? Become a SUP Yoga teacher with Island Yoga! Island Yoga SUP Yoga Teacher Training JANUARY 31, 2019 – FEBRUARY 4, 2019 4 Nights / 4 Days Immersion Rachel Brathen, Yoga Girl™, pioneered the practice of yoga on a Stand-Up Paddle Board after watching her husband and dog riding together on a surfboard. If they can balance together on a surfboard, it is possible to practice yoga on the water, too! Soon after, Rachel started teaching SUP Yoga on the Caribbean island of Aruba. In collaboration with dear friends and impassioned experts – Jessica Taylor, yoga teacher and WPA teacher, along with Ryan Taylor, WPA Instructor Trainer, PaddleFit Instructor, and ACA Coastal Kayak Instructor, Island Yoga has become the training hub for SUP Yoga. Jessica and Ryan currently hold annual SUP Yoga Teacher Trainings at Island Yoga. This 4-day immersion is offered for those who want to deepen their personal practice and safely lead classes on the water. Drawn from many years of experience of on-water practice and training, Jessica and Ryan teach the importance of location, safety and preparation, along with a comprehensive understanding of how to teach SUP and manage clients on the water with knowledgeable authority. Our training program includes guidance for the business of SUP Yoga and how to use social media to reach a larger market, as well as ample opportunity for you to practice teaching in small groups and receive one-on-one meetings to discuss your goals. You will be more than prepared to effectively teach a beginner flow to dynamic flow yoga class, specific to SUP Yoga, with modifications for all levels. This program offers knowledgeable and extensive content with plenty of hands-on training. Not only will you receive in-depth learning of SUP safety, technique and unique yoga sequencing, but you will also become a Level I WPA (World Paddle Association) Certified Instructor. Upon completion of Island Yoga SUP Yoga Teacher Training, you will be Island Yoga SUP Certified, WPA Certified, and have 30 Hrs of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits to add to your résumé. Investment & Lodging Learn to teach SUP Yoga where the practice began and from recognized experts. We will provide you with the utmost care so you can focus and enjoy the journey. SUP Yoga Teacher Training Education Official Island Yoga SUP Yoga Teacher Training workbook 15+ hours of on-water training Island Yoga SUP Teacher certificate 30 hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education credits Experiential teaching practice with immediate expert feedback Optional Level 1 WPA (World Paddle Association) certification Package Includes 4 nights lodging at Costa Esmeralda, an easy 5-minute walk around the corner from Island Yoga Daily vegetarian breakfast & lunch from our Nourish Café in-house chef Two group dinners Daily yoga & meditation classes Airport shuttle service & transport for all on-water trainings Special gift bag from our sponsors Purchase & Book Your Training Yoga education is a lifelong investment in yourself. We have 3 pricing options for accommodations (dependent upon lodging available). Full Program w/ Shared Room $ 2,250 USD 2 bed / 2 bath, 4 people shared room with 1 person + full kitchen Apply Now Full Program w/ Private Room $ 2,300 USD Private studio, 1 double bed shared with your training partner + kitchenette Apply Now Full Program w/ Single Room $ 2,500 USD Private studio, 1 double bed exclusively for one person + kitchenette Apply Now Deepen your practice and expand your offering with In-depth yoga education in paradise Training Schedule & Important Information This program is designed in a 4 day immersion, with on-water practice and in-studio learning daily. *You must participate in all 4 consecutive days of this program. Apply Now Prerequisites to ApplyKey DatesPrice & PaymentCurriculumSample Daily ScheduleSample Food MenuWhat to BringContact Info & LocationPrerequisites to Apply Prerequisites & Our Promise To You 200-hr RYT from a recognized Yoga Alliance Teacher Training CPR and First Aid certification (required after completion of course if you plan on teaching under the WPA) *All applicants must be proficient swimmers and comfortable with water sports. It is highly recommended that you have been teaching yoga for at least a year and have some experience on a Stand-Up Paddle Board. You will leave this training with a lifelong community, ties with real change-makers in the world, and the confidence to safely teach and inspire on the water.Key Dates Key Dates SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 – SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 4 nights / 4 days ; Check-out on 5th day Final payment due no later than August 14, 2017Price & Payment Price Includes Airport Shuttle Service on set start & end dates 4 Nights Lodging at Costa Esmeralda Vegetarian Breakfasts & Lunches Daily from Nourish Café 2 Group Dinners 3 days of training with the Island Yoga SUP team (including 15+ hours of on-water training) Daily Yoga & Meditation Island Yoga SUP YTT Certification Level 1 WPA (World Paddle Association) Certification ($300 value) 30 hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education credits Special gift bag with goodies from our sponsors! Payment Options $545 USD is due at the time of application submission. The $500 USD portion is non-refundable once you have been accepted. The $45 USD portion remains non-refundable, as it is the administrative processing fee. You may pay the full amount upon registration, if possible. If you choose to only pay the minimum deposit at the time of application submission, the remaining balance is due no later than August 14, 2017. You will receive instructions to complete your payment once you have been accepted.Curriculum Curriculum Included: Establish a solid foundation in proper paddling technique and board control Learn how to effectively teach SUP and manage clients on/off the water Understand how to choose proper equipment necessary for SUP Yoga; Boards, paddles, fins, PFD’s, anchoring system, etc. Learn how to review conditions to safely offer classes including weather, wind, tide, location, and laws/regulations Learn water safety and rescue techniques Learn how to modify your practice for SUP Yoga and how to plan and teach gentle & dynamic flow classes Practice anchoring techniques for various bodies of water Expert Q&A, the business of SUP Yoga and how to create your market Sample Daily Schedule Sample Daily Schedule Breakfast: 7:00 – 8:00am SUP Yoga Practice: 8:30 – 9:30am Lecture at Island Yoga: 10:00am – 12:00pm Lunch Break: 12:00 – 1:00pm Lecture / Yoga & Meditation: 1:30 – 3:00pm On-water SUP Lecture & Practice: 3:30 – 5:30pmSample Food Menu Vegetarian Meals from Nourish Café Located at Island Yoga, Nourish Café will serve healthy breakfasts and lunches every day. You will enjoy our outdoor bar, fire pit, fun atmosphere and nutritious foods. Breakfast Coffee / tea and nut or soy milk Overnight Oats, chia pudding, fresh fruit and vegetables Mashed avocado, hummus, scrambled tofu, sweet potato hash, toast Smoothie / Snack Green berry smoothie Lunch Quinoa tabbouleh Hummus, tzaziki, falafel and pita bread Pesto pasta, garlic green beans and mushrooms What to Bring What to Bring Yoga Mat Journal & Pen Sacred Items (IE Crystals, Palo Santo, Altar Items…anything you hold sacred to use during meditation, etc) Yoga Towel Reusable Water Bottle Yoga Clothes for 5 days (Materials that can be worn in the ocean) Long Sleeves (Avoid cotton, think yoga clothes material) Rash Guard Casual & Nice Evening Attire Swimsuit & Beach Clothes (Aruba maintains about 80°F / 27°C in the day, 70°F / 21°C at night) Basic Toiletries Clothes Line (to hang your laundry) Laundry Bag Laundry Detergent (powder) Small Flashlight / Headlamp Sandals Beach Towel Beach Bag for carrying your manual & daily items Sunglasses Hats Sunblock (eco / bio & coral reef-friendly!) Mosquito Repellant Earplugs $200 cash for miscellaneous expenses Contact Info & Location Island Yoga Aruba Noord 19-A Noord Aruba Phone: +297 2800025 www.IslandYoga.com email@example.com Meet Your Guides JESSICA TAYLOR Learn More RYAN TAYLOR Learn More Your life has led you to this very moment. Are you ready? Apply Now FAQ What do the different room options mean? The Shared Room is for anyone who is open to sharing a bedroom and bathroom with one other person. You each have your own bed. If you are traveling solo, you are welcome to book this option; many other solo travelers book this option, too. You are not responsible for securing the bookings for the other 3 spots in the unit. If you are traveling with people and you all want to book this option, please let us know so we can assure you’re all placed in the same unit. This option is $2,250 USD per person. The Private Room is for two people who are traveling together, both joining the training program (no tag-along friend or family member), and want a private space. You are not paired with someone you don’t know if you book this spot. If you want a private room but are traveling solo, you would select the Single Room option. This option is $2,300 USD per person. The Single Room is for ONE person only. If you want to share the room with a family member or friend, you would select the Private Room option. This option is $2,500 USD per person. What will I learn? This training program includes the following: Establish a solid foundation in proper paddling technique and board control Learn how to effectively teach SUP and manage clients on/off the water Understand how to choose proper equipment necessary for SUP Yoga; Boards, paddles, fins, PFD’s, anchoring system, etc. Learn how to review conditions to safely offer classes including weather, wind, tide, location, and laws/regulations Learn water safety and rescue techniques Learn how to modify your practice for SUP Yoga and how to plan and teach gentle & dynamic flow classes Practice anchoring techniques for various bodies of water Expert Q&A, the business of SUP Yoga and how to create your market Who will be teaching what? Jessica and Ryan are the lead teachers of this training program. Ryan guides the training around using the SUP boards, and Jessica guides the yoga portion – on and off the water. Both Jessica and Ryan lead the in-studio lectures. Please see their photos above for their biographies. Ambre Van de Berg will be assisting every portion of this training. She is a graduate of the very first SUP YTT held by Rachel, Jessica and Ryan, and she was a resident teacher at Island Yoga for nearly one year. After completing the SUP YTT in 2015, Ambre brought SUP Yoga to her home of the Netherlands for the first time. You can read more about Ambre on our team page. What if I have special circumstances? If you have a special circumstance, please describe in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Should I fly in the day before the program begins and depart the day after the program ends? When exactly does the training start and end? The program will begin the evening of September 28, and it will end after dinner on October 2. If you can arrange your flights to be able to present for the first and final evenings – wonderful. The most ideal option would be to arrive 1 day early (September 27) and leave 1 day later (October 3) so that you have time to slowly ground. If you would like to extend your stay for any reason, including just September 27 and/or October 3, we ask that you contact the hotel directly to book your additional nights. Please note that if you are flying from Aruba back to the US, you will go through customs in Aruba before departure instead of upon landing Stateside. It is recommended to allot 2.5-3 hours for full check-in and customs before your departure time. Is this a Yoga Alliance certified program? Yes, this program grants you continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance. Upon completion and passing of all exams, you will be eligible to list these credits on your Yoga Alliance profile. Instructions for how to do so will be given at the end of the training. How many people will be in accepted into this training? We wish we could hold space for each one of you at once! Since our set of SUP Yoga boards can only fit so many people in a class, we will accept 14 people per training. Is there a different price for international exchange rates? We are not able to alter our set prices to accommodate all of the exchange rates that exist. All prices that you see are in USD and include all Aruban taxes. Will I have time to relax and explore the island during the training? As this is an intensive-structured training, we have a lot to fit into just a few days. You can expect to spend most of your time learning and practicing, or resting. If you would like to extend your stay in order to explore the island further, we welcome you to arrange an extended stay. Do I need to rent a car? We will provide shuttle service to and from the airport, as well as between Island Yoga and the beach for on-water training time. If you choose to extend your stay, then you may want to consider renting a car. Please note that we will only be able to offer airport shuttles on our set start and end dates – September 28 and the morning of October 3 – or 1 day before, September 27. What kind of food is served? What if I have specific dietary needs? Our onsite Nourish Café will be serving fresh, vegetarian breakfasts and lunches each day. The kitchen houses gluten, nut, and soy products. If there are specific foods that you must avoid, the cafe will do their absolute best to keep your foods separate from the foods of concern and supplement however else possible. Our application form includes a section for you to describe your dietary needs. If you have any severe allergies, it is highly recommended to travel with an EpiPen and to inform our team. What if I'm not an advanced practitioner? Can I still apply? You must be certified at the 200-RYT level. It is highly recommended that you have been teaching yoga for at least one year and have some experience on a SUP board. All applicants must be proficient swimmers and comfortable at water sports. Do I need to have completed any training or teaching experience to be eligible? Yes, you need to have completed a 200-hr level Yoga Teacher Training from a recognized school. Are there payment plans or scholarships available? You will need to pay $545 in order to submit your application. Once your acceptance has been confirmed, you will have until 45 days before the training begins to submit the remaining amount. The payment plan does not extend past this 45-day benchmark, which is August 14. If you are not accepted this time, $500 of your initial deposit will be refunded to you. The $45 processing fee remains non-refundable. We would love to be able to offer scholarships in the future! We are not yet able to do so, but we encourage you to explore fundraising or getting creative to pull the funds together. The internet is a great source to look into for this; one example is gofundme.com. Where there is a will, there is always a way! Will I need to bring my own yoga mat and props? Each participant is required to have a mat for the studio practices. If you prefer to use your own props, such as a block and a strap, it is recommended to bring those, as well. If you do not bring your own, we will have props available in the boutique for you to rent or buy. Please refer to “What do I need to bring” above for a complete list. I want to room with a friend. Is this possible? Yes! Our application form will ask for the name of your friend, and we will do our absolute best to accommodate. Will I need a Visa to stay in Aruba for the length of this training? Most tourists can travel to Aruba for up to 30 days without any special permissions or Visas. However, we ask you to please consult this link to see if your country of residence is one that does require special documents. Will drinking or smoking be permissible during this program? Smoking is prohibited on the Island Yoga premises. We encourage you to cleanse your body so that it can absorb the knowledge – both mentally and physically – most optimally throughout this training program. What if my menstrual cycle falls within these training dates? It will be up to you to decide how much you will practice and how much you will rest. From the medical side, there is no need to stop what you are doing during your cycle. From the Ayurvedic side, which is the sister science to yoga, it is recommended to slow down and avoid inversions and certain foods, while boosting other yoga poses and foods. You could join the group to take notes but not practice, but we do suggest that you bring whatever supplements or supplies you use at home for your cycle so that you are prepared to tend to your body well, enabling you to be present during all lessons. Do I need to worry about Zika? Zika cases have been recorded in Aruba, like so many islands and tropical regions, since 2015. However, the amount of confirmed cases are relatively insignificant in number. There are zero recorded cases of pregnant women contracting Zika in Aruba. As long as you wear bug repellant in the evenings and are not pregnant or trying to become pregnant, you will not need to worry. Island Yoga maintains mosquito-free temperatures at all times indoors, and we utilize citronella coils in the outdoor bar area in the evenings. It’s best to pack your own bug repellant and keep it with you for evenings, just in case. Contact Us Our Island Yoga team will respond to you within 48 hours!