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3 Days Paddleboard Yoga Teacher Training in Florida

  • Full Circle Wellness, 30200 Overseas Highway, Big Pine Key, Florida 33043, USA


SUP Florida Yoga Teacher Training USA

Join Courtney and Jolie broken down into 15 hours of water time and 10 hours classroom training spent honing your paddle skills, learning key techniques, turns and water safety, while learning to teach SUP yoga and paddle fit classes. Also acquire a comprehensive understanding of all equipment required to teach and choose proper equipment (boards, paddles, accessories, anchors, and fins). Learn how to plan and facilitate full moon paddleboard meditations, sunset paddles, and how to plan kids paddle camps and adventures.


  • Paddle Into Fitness SUP introduction
  • One business of SUP yoga workshop
  • Advanced stroke technique and turns workshop
  • 25 hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education credits
  • Learn how to create and market successful SUP Yoga classes
  • 2.6 American Council of Exercise (ACE) accrediting units
  • 2 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Advanced

  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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Experience the peace, love, and harmony of the Florida Keys while enjoying beautiful beaches and deepening your practice. Your stay in one of their quiet and peaceful vacation rentals will give you the perfect chance to relax in total tranquility, while also having the eccentric, colorful, and artistic city of Key West and marine encounters, like the Dolphin Research Center, Turtle Hospital, the Blue Hole, and Aquarium Encounters within your reach.

This training will take place in beautiful and sparkling Florida Keys in Florida, USA. Home to North America's only barrier reef and the 3rd largest in the world, this is an ideal place to practice on the water. The retreat is located less than 45 minutes from Key West, which is a world unto its own, offering theatre, museums, shopping, dining, historical sites, and a raucous party atmosphere.

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 3 days of 25-hour program
  • 25 Yoga Alliance approved contact hours
  • Gypsea yoga paddleboard yoga manual
  • Mangrove, seagrass, and reef excursions
  • Paddleboard yoga teacher certification

The program will let you have three days on the water learning how to facilitate and teach paddleboard yoga classes, plan business for full moon paddleboard meditations, sunset paddles, and even how to plan kids paddle camps and adventures. The three-days of training will be broken down into water time and classroom training.

You will learn how to correct paddle skills and turns, water safety, modification of yoga poses on the board,and teach beginner and advanced students. Before you leave the training, you will teach and demonstrate your first paddleboard yoga class.

Daily courses material

Day 1 - Paddleboarding

  • Body positions
  • Equipment and transport
  • Hand positions
  • Strokes

Day 2 - Weather and safety

  • Maps and marine charts
  • Recommended certifications
  • Safety equipment
  • Shallow water safety
  • Tides and tide charts
  • Wind speed and direction

Day 3 - Paddleboard yoga

  • How to modify the yoga training with paddleboard
  • Basic sequences
  • Business strategies
  • Incorporating environment
  • Savasana and meditation instructions
  • Why paddleboard yoga

The hours of training will be

  • Friday: 03:00 p.m. - 07:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 07:00 a.m. - 08:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 08:00 a.m. - 07:00 p.m.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (FLL) or Miami International Airport (MIA). Transfer from and to these airports are available upon request. Rental cars and taxi services are also available from airports.

Extension options

All packages can be custom-tailored to meet your personal needs. Additional sessions, massages, and meals can be added a la carte at your request.

Important information.

Course information

To be part of this training those are the requirements: CPR and First Aid certification, be able to swim, have your 200 hour RYT certification, or have plans to complete it.

Additional information

For more information, ask your questions directly to Full Circle Wellness, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.

If the weather permits you will have the opportunity of paddling local mangrove, seagrass, and shallow hard-bottom habitats.

  • Courtney Fletcher

    Courtney is a dive master who grew up navigating the waters of coastal Florida and has a degree in wildlife ecology and conservation. She was an ex-gymnast who later changed her path to in-depth training of Hatha, Kundalini, and Vinyasa yoga that she received upon her journey to India. With her as a trainer, she evokes an understanding of interconnectedness through a focus on self-love, nature, and service. Courtney continues to grow her practice through deeper explorations of meditation and pranayama techniques. She now teaches various levels and styles of paddleboard yoga in Florida.

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Extra excursions
  • Ground transportation
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses

Daily meals can be arranged at additional costs. You can choose from the following healing through diet options:

  • Ayurveda
  • Gluten free
  • Juice and smoothie detox
  • Juice cleanse
  • Pescatarian
  • Vegan
  • Vegan and gluten free
  • Vegetarian

Dinners are made for rehydration after the beach, as a cleansing of the body, and a grounding of the mind and soul. Comfort food and detox food all combined in one. This meal includes:

  • A glass of delicious fresh green apple, cucumber, lemon, lime, and organic greens juice
  • Coconut oil fried wild rice with squash, mushrooms, and onions
  • Grilled squash
  • Lentil stew
  • Purple cabbage coleslaw with citrus and cucumber coconut yogurt dressing
  • Stuffed portobello mushroom with chia coconut flour stuffing

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Ayurvedic
  • Gluten Free
  • Pescatarian
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

There are varieties of massage therapy, healing, and Reiki sessions available to add to your package upon request.

Massages and healing sessions

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Hot stone massage
  • Kinesio tape therapy
  • Medical massage
  • Neuromuscular massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Thai massage
  • Therapeutic touch

As the best vacation spot in the United States, The Keys have a plethora of things to do. There is an activity for every personality and a tour for any interest. Although the Keys are well-known for pristine beaches, mystical underwater coral playgrounds, and marine wildlife for outdoorsy visitors, they also boast an abundance of sightseeing tours on land for culture and history buffs.

Recommended to-do lists

  • Enjoy kayaking
  • Enjoy live music
  • Enjoy scuba and snorkeling
  • Enjoy surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing
  • Experience stand-up paddle boarding
  • Go dolphin watching
  • Go on nature and wildlife tours
  • Go parasailing and paragliding
  • Go shopping
  • Join cultural tours
  • Join water skiing and jet skiing
  • Relax in sunset cruises
  • Visit theater and concerts

Places to see in Big Pine Key

  • Bahia Honda state park and beach
  • Blue hole
  • Grimal grove
  • Looe Key (The Florida Keys national marine sanctuary)
  • National Key deer refuge
  • Theater of the sea (Islamorada)

Places to see in Key West

  • Audubon house and tropical gardens
  • Dry Tortugas national park
  • Duval street
  • Fort Zachary Taylor historic state park
  • Harry S. Truman little white house
  • Key West aquarium
  • Key West butterfly and nature conservatory
  • Key West shipwreck treasure museum
  • Key West tropical forest and botanical garden
  • Mallory square sunset celebration
  • Mel Fisher maritime heritage museum
  • Smathers beach
  • The Ernest Hemingway home and museum
  • The Florida Keys eco-discovery center
  • White street pier

Places to see in Marathon

  • Curry Hammock state park
  • Dolphin research center
  • Florida Keys aquarium encounters
  • Sombrero beach
  • The turtle hospital
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Kitesurfing
  • Massage
  • Reiki
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Wave boarding
  • Beach
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Tour assistance nearby
For information about the booking conditions, please send Full Circle Wellness an inquiry.
  • Review by Anne Marie

    "My experience with the instructors during the July 2016 Yoga teacher training was truly a life altering experience that I was not expecting. Molly Warner, Eli Kaiser, Courtney Fletcher and Molly Gene were all very encouraging and helpful for my path toward becoming a yoga teacher. They praised inner growth and made me feel comfortable enough to open up and feel at home. However, there were other aspects that I did not have full disclosure about such as how I would be using my personal vehicle to transport other students daily and what conditions I would be living in exactly until a few days before the training. Although everything worked out very well, I believe some things could be more organized such as the time schedule. The program says that students will be required to attend from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday but there was not a single day that I left at 5:00 pm, especially since I was responsible for driving my roommates to our shared house. Our usual departure time was around 5:30 p.m. or possibly 6:00 p.m. if the meal plan dinners were not ready. I also believe it is a huge liability to have students driving one another, especially when they are not well notified beforehand. In the event of an accident, it is not clear who would technically be liable and if I refused to drive my vehicle then traveling would have been much more difficult for my house mates. I luckily had a four-door vehicle to transport everyone from my house but prior to the trip I was not asked how many people my vehicle would hold. If I owned a smart car or a truck then I would have only had room for one other person and therefore reflect the poor planning of those in charge. However, the main concern I had was that I was not told I would be driving others and it was a surprise once I had arrived. I also felt it was irresponsible of the yoga studio owner/part-time teacher to leave in the middle of our three-week retreat without excuse or explanation. Someone with such responsibility should have taken in upon themselves to state that they would not be available for a third of the time that students were there and to alert the other teachers as well. However, I feel that all other teachers were able to make everything work well and still had positive attitudes regardless. I enjoyed my time with them and hope to increase my yoga teaching knowledge in the future!"

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  • Review by Jason

    "Hi Jolie! We are back in Miami. Thank you so much for everything. The ladies all said that this was the best weekend of their lives. They all look like different people. Everything was great! I can't wait to return!"

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  • Review by Dustin

    "I had more physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing during a two week retreat than I accomplished with doctors, counselors, and the slew of healthcare professionals in years. I would go again in a heartbeat."

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  • Review by Danet

    "This was the experience of a life time. Truly life changing and inspirational. It's a testament to God's ability to show his magic through people. I am committed to a long and loving relationship with the loving souls that I met this past weekend during my yoga retreat. I highly recommend the experience for anyone who wants to feel loved, supported, and guided on their path."

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  • Review by Molly Gene

    "Jolie, I wanted to start by saying thank you! Meeting you this past winter was so inspirational and amazing. I really felt that I was shot over the moon. What a deep transformation. I feel like I can accomplish anything I want, and I haven't always felt that way in my life. "

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  • Review by Christine

    "We had a wonderful long weekend retreat full of yoga, meditation, and beach. The instructors are truly insightful and soulful healers who went out of their way to assist us. We will definitely be back. Thank you!."

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  • Review by Sheila

    "I was so delighted to work with you. I came here because you called me right away after my email and it was like an angel calling to save me."

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  • Review by Mollie Mendoza

    "Where to begin? I thought I would leave this training today saying, that was the hardest thing I have ever done. I can instead express it was the greatest, most joyous, deepest, challenging, phenomenal exploration. A full breakdown of barriers, coupled with the laying of new foundations. Time sped up and slowed down simultaneously and an intense vortex of learning, loving, and laughter ensued! The diversity accompanying the education is incomparable to any educative experience I have had before and surpassed all expectations. I keep wondering how I can fully communicate the experience to others in 'just' words- if only other people could just feel my emotions! I feel held and supported and believe my journey with these teachers has just awoken and taken its first baby steps. A beautiful feeling of continuity rather than ending. I will be spreading your message and your light and I respect every element of each of you personally, the way in which you interact with the world and the way that you teach. "

    "Keep in touch my sister and brother and teachers and friends. "

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  • Review by Erika Carlson

    "My 200-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training with the teachers of Soul Ascension Healing Arts was by far the most self-enlightening, personal transformation I have experienced in my wide range of professional learning endeavors. I have worked with my body from a young age, having received ballet training from principal dancers at New York City Ballet, as well as modern dance instruction from headliners of Momix and Pilobolus, along with Pilates, yoga, and various fitness trainers. Although I know I have benefited from all these other ventures I have embarked on, it is this sole experience that has allowed me to be break free of my own barriers and be confident in sharing my yoga practice as a teacher as well as a forever student. Under the individualized guidance of the instructors- Jolie Wilson, Molly Warner, and Eli Kaiser, I was provided with a program that not only educated me about the history of yoga, how to teach the many styles of yoga such as Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini, and Yin, I also learned how to meditate and teach meditation, the importance of nutrition in healing the body within, as well as the role of the physical anatomy of the body in developing and deepening a yoga practice. I personally left this teaching training empowered and uplifted, authentically connected to the practice of yoga and its healing benefits. These three instructors each possess unique gifts that invite teachers in training to go within, find love and healing for themselves, and then emanate that knowledge as yoga teachers.​"

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  • Review by Shelby York

    "I am so grateful you guys have us teach the free class to the public down there. It gets all the first time jitters out. I start teaching next week & I'm not so afraid because I've already done it. I appreciate you. With every atom and cell in my body, & fiber of my DNA. You guys changed my life."

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  • Review by Molly Gene

    "This past April I attended the Soul Ascension Yoga Teacher Training at Full Circle Wellness in beautiful Big Pine Florida. I had some training prior, but this specific Teacher Training was the most powerful and transforming experience of my life. Going into this training I was a little nervous because I knew that every insecurity I had would be lifted to the surface and be revealed. Through the guided meditations and other techniques, I was taught how to identify my emotions that did not serve me, to understand where they came from, and to move through them in a positive and productive way. Through it all I found the courage to forgive myself for any negative past thoughts and actions, while realizing that it was an essential part of my personal growth. Due to the intensity of the experience there was a moment in my training when all the toxic energy inside of me from my past was being released; the guilt and negative judgments that I held in my mind and muscle tissues were rising and coming out of my body! The release was profound! Since the training I am so much happier. I make more time for yoga and meditation, which dramatically reduces my anxiety and mental chatter, leaving me with a deeper sense of contentment. The focus on organic, living foods in the meal plan has inspired me to improve my diet at home. My music career is blossoming as I now have the confidence to say, “No” when I need to, and to ask for what I need. This has allowed me to have the schedule I want, leaving more time for family and self-care. Yoga is a constant guide for me to make deep and positive changes within myself."

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  • Review by Mallory Jean

    "To my dear teachers, thank you! For guiding me through training, creating a safe and loving space for me to transform and opening your life journey to include me. I hope this message conveys my gratitude and love for you. I am journeying forth with a deeper yoga practice, a new skill set, limitless abundance, and unconditional love. "

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  • Review by Gabi Zamor

    "Jolie and Molly both made my teacher training experience literally unforgettable and very life changing! The deep level of love and compassion they have for their students is felt greatly and made the whole experience just amazing. And being that training was in the beautiful FL keys made it even better because I got to leave the distractions at home and completely submerge myself and in just those 21 days. I grew and learned so much and I am full of nothing but love and gratitude for the magic that occurred while undergoing my yoga teacher training."

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  • Review by Mari Backus

    "​I am so grateful I was able to complete my YTT here. It was an eye-opening experience that changed my life for the better. I learned about and developed my teaching skills for multiple types of yoga, grew spiritually, and was able to heal emotionally. We had amazing teachers who all contributed in their own ways to make the experience even more special. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone who wants to learn more about yoga for their personal practice, becoming a teacher, or seeking spiritual growth. I am very blessed that I was able to train with such an inspiring group of people who give their continuous support and encouragement."

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  • Review by Richard Robbins

    "I’m so grateful I chose to do my teacher training in the Florida Keys. Molly and Jolie were amazing teachers, each with their own facets of expertise that meshed beautifully together. After finishing this training I felt completely confident teaching my first classes. The open atmosphere of this training allowed for our group to tune into deep physical, emotional, and spiritual levels - I know every one of us left that training expanded in body, mind, and soul. We definitely tuned into to the true core of yoga, while still learning the practicals of applying it as a teacher. Big Pine Key is a great place to escape the noise and focus on truly deepening your practice. Beautiful sunsets, experiences, conversations, and connections with beautiful people. If you’re considering a yoga teacher training: these are the people, this is the place, and now is the time to do it. It will enrich your understanding of yourself, deepening your experience in every moment after, while giving you the means to share this open space with others and cultivate real connections."

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  • Review by Nicholas B. Zeman
    10 out of 10

    "Full Circle Wellness Yoga Teacher Training far exceeded every expectation I had of the experience. The people who ran and taught the training were top notch and amazing, making sure that the experience was much, much more than just a simple training of yoga principles and practice, but also a spiritually enlightening journey that made me feel as if I had fully integrated myself into the art, practice, and knowledge of yoga. The only regret I have is that I am not able to stay another three weeks and continue the experience! I would recommend this training to absolutely anyone and hope to participate in many more retreats, seminars, and classes." website, edited

  • Review by Michelle Smith

    "Soul Ascension Yoga went way above and beyond expectations in helping me reach my dream of becoming a yoga teacher. I recommend this school to everyone looking to change their lives both in and out of the yoga room. At the age of 48 I decided to follow my dream of becoming a yoga instructor. I figured after having three children who are all out of school now it was time for “Mom”. So I enrolled in the Soul Ascension School for the 200-hour YTT. I just wanted to teach yoga poses to students - pretty simple right? Well there was so much more and I had to really dig deep, much deeper than ever before. Eli, Molly and Jolie could not have been more amazing through every step of my spiritual journey – yes, spiritual! Not just yoga postures! I had always put myself last at everything, for as long as I could remember. I literally had no love or appreciation for myself. After three of the most OMazing weeks of my life (no exaggeration) I found a new Michelle who could even repeat these three words and mean it: I am love! I continue to work hard embracing this new life, this new spirituality both in and out of the yoga room. I am still in contact everyday with all 8 of my yoga sisters and if I ever have a question, or a problem I know Eli, Molly and Jolie are a phone call away. I am grateful beyond words for my yoga family. I embrace each day, each moment, with love, compassion, and gratitude. I look forward to the next 48 years."

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  • Review by Debra Leeann Wilson

    "I attended the Yoga Teacher Training in Big Pine Key, Florida during January of 2016. It was a life changing experience. We learned about Yoga and so much more. It was wonderful connecting with a fantastic group of fellow students. The teachers/facilitators are amazing, well informed, mind expanding people to be around. Don't miss the next opportunity to expand your consciousness and learn more about yourself and Yoga. Love and Light.​"

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Marathon, Florida, United States

Island Yoga Florida is a yoga studio offering hot yoga classes, Vinyasa yoga, Hatha yoga, Yin yoga, kids yoga, private sessions, Reiki, and paddleboard yoga in Florida.

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