We are so excited to present the 2021 edition of your SUP yoga teacher training! This year, our team is expending and we are leading the training in three different geographic areas.

Choose one of our locations ( Montreal, Mont-Tremblant and Châteauguay) and complet your training in four days. If you already have a 200-hour yoga teacher certificate and love the water then this intensive training is for you!

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THE TRAINING

During the first two days, learn how to teach paddling techniques in calm water diving into the teaching components of Paddle Canada with Hugo Lavictoire and Pierre-Philippe Loiselle. Then develop your skills for teaching yoga on the water with Nadia Bonenfant and Mélissa Vaillancourt.

Offered in a condensed format of 4 days, choose one of the three locations : Montreal ( 4 days immersion) and Mont-Tremblant (4 days immersion) and in Châteauguay (over 2 weekends), this training will take your teaching to the next level. Working on the water is an absolutely exquisite experience and a way to diversify your educational offer. Once the training is completed, you will have the opportunity to become a recognized instructor member of Paddle Canada while obtaining 20 continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance.

Join us in summer 2021 to experience this moment with our nationally recognized team.
Don’t miss your chance and write to us for more information!

THE OPTIONS AND EXTRA ACTIVITIES

OPTIONS May 28-29-30-31 – KSF – Montreal
Optional on May 29: SUP river descent or a surf lesson

or

June 19-20 + 2 days SUP –
LOVE SUP Shop – Châteauguay + KSF Montreal
a weekend of your choice offered for the SUP Essentiels Instructor certification
Optional on June 19: Creation of a sacred space and moon meditation (in SUP) in Châteauguay

or

July 9-10-11-12 – Domaine Saint-Bernard – Tremblant
Optional on July 10: Stay at the end of the day for a yoga immersion in the woods and a forest bathing experience  in order to connect with the earth element.

* The training content provided is completely the same in all three locations. Only the options change.

CERTIFICATION

Following this training, you will obtain your SUP Essentiels instructor certification with Paddle Canada as well as 20 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education credits for the dryland portion of the SUP YTT via YACEP.

  • Please note that these are applicable if you are an active member with the Yoga Alliance . Depending on your ability level, a conditional pass may be given to some students with Paddle Canada until specific paddling requirements are demonstrated post exam for the SUP portion.

  • You can also obtain your basic first aid and CPR certificate (16 hours) via our additional module, usually given right after the SUP YTT training. Please note that in order to obtain your Paddle Canada certificate, an active first aid and CPR card is mandatory.

  •  Let us know if you have any questions and our team will be pleased to help you set up your classes.

PREREQUISTES

  • At least 16 years old age

  • Current Paddle Canada membership

  • Paddle Canada Advanced Flatwater SUP skills certification, or equivalent skills and knowledge

  • Current certification in standard first aid and CPR (14-16 hours)

  • Experience beyond that of the basic SUP skills course

  • Hold a basic Yoga 200 hours teacher training certificate or currently be enrolled in a teacher training program.

  • In order to obtain the 20 Yoga Alliance credits, a 200-hour course recognized by YA is required.

We are here to help you get on the water rapidly and discover the joys of teaching SUP Yoga next summer. This is the 8th year that we are running this collaborative training and hope you can join us!

Credits photos : Isabelle Gadbois
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TRAINING DETAILS 

LEVEL Advanced
LOCATION Saint Lawrence River LaSalle
DATES Montreal : May 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st 2021
or
Chateauguay : June 19th, 20th 2021+ SUP Training on weekends in Montreal on 2021
or
Mont-Tremblant (Domaine St-Bernard) : July 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th 2021
(Optionnal : First aid and CPR upcoming dates)
DURATION 40 hours / 4 days and homework
GROUP 6 persons / 1 teacher trainer (the ratio can be modified with assistant teacher trainer).
PRICE 750$ plus taxes + 90$ for Paddle’s Canada annual fees.
Optionnal : extra evening activities at 50$ per activity.
Add 120$+tx for  first aid and CPR courses (16 hours).
INCLUDED Board, paddle, wetsuit and teaching materials

YOUR SUP YOGA TEACHERS

Nadia Bonenfant

SUP Yoga Instructor Trainer

With more than 10 years of experience in teaching yoga, Nadia is also registered as an experienced yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance (E-RYT) as well as a continuing education provider. She is also certified as a Flatwater SUP instructor and has taught SUP Yoga classes on several occasions over the last six years at the Wanderlust Festival in Mont Tremblant, Whistler and Hawaii.

Mélissa Vaillancourt

SUP Yoga Instructor Trainer

A yoga teacher with more than 10 years of experience, Mélissa has been teaching SUP YOGA since 2013. She first traveled several water basins in Montreal and on the south shore before founding her own yoga company on board. paddle on Lake Saint-Louis, in Châteauguay. Inspired by the life force of the elements, she guides you in a yoga session on the water that is as fluid as it is “challenging”. You will be led to explore the strength of the masculine, while remaining firmly anchored in the energy of the feminine. An initiatory experience every time.

YOUR SUP INSTRUCTOR TRAINERS

Hugo Lavictoire

Paddle Canada Instructor Trainer

Hugo is a leader in SUP and white water paddling in Quebec and has been teaching in the industry since 1990. As such, he has been training future Paddle Canada instructors since 2011 with KSF, widely recognized as a the leading SUP school in Quebec. KSF has received numerous awards and is certified Security and Ecotourism with Aventure Écotourisme Québec.

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Pierre-Philippe Loiselle

Paddle Canada Instructor Trainer

Pierre-Philippe has been teaching SUP with KSF since 2012. Having paddled in flat, white and sea waters, he took part in several races right from his debuts in this sport. Pierre-Philippe started teaching Paddle Canada’s Instructor Training alongside Hugo Lavictoire in 2017. Now certified by Paddle Canada as an Advanced Flatwater Instructor and a Whitewater Instructor, he shares his passion and knowledge to paddleboard lovers in Quebec.

“Fun and professionalism are surely the two words that come to mind to summarize this fantastic training from KSF! Partnering with Juna Yoga (Yoga SUP component) and Paddle Canada (certified accreditation from a Canadian Agency), KSF is an excellent school choice for those seeking to acquire the skills required by the SUP industry.

In addition to receiving rich and relevant information from our trainers, the training took place in enchanting Mont-Tremblant!  We came back rejuvenated and confident about operating O’SUP, our SUP school located in Estrie.  Thank you KSF for sharing your valuable stand-up paddle expertise. We would definitely recommend this school above any other SUP training school in Quebec, because their trainings are given by serious people wanting to pass on their knowledge of the sport and make it thrive on our waters! Again, thank you!”

The O’SUP gang
Karina Brown