supyogaLooking to extend your teaching outside of the studio? Learn to guide your students through the ultimate outdoor yoga-class experience... Standup Paddleboard Yoga!

Longwave Yoga and Wrightsville SUP have partnered to bring you a full-spectrum SUP Yoga teacher training - geared towards offering yoga teachers the knowledge and skills to safely and effectively lead a yoga class on the water. This three-day, 25-hour CEU course covers use of SUP equipment, SUP basics and technique, water safety, how to monitor weather patterns and chart tides, and how to appropriately adapt and sequence yoga on a paddle board for everyone from beginner yogis to expert SUP athletes. Take your yoga class out of the studio and into nature for exciting new challenges and blissful surroundings.... This training is one you do not want to miss! Prerequisites: Open to all adventurous yogis with the ability to swim. However, certification requires 200-Hour RYT and CPR.

The training takes place on the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway in Wilmington. We will meet and load the boards in at Wrightsville SUP which is located at 96 W. Salisbury Street, Wrightsville Beach, NC.

Training includes but is not limited to SUP Yoga practices, lectures, water safety and rescue, group teaching, and partner teaching. There will not be official break times, but there will be opportunities to eat snacks and hydrate.



October 27-29, 2017



Applicants are not required to have any training and/or experience in Yoga or SUP. However, to receive a Longwave Yoga SUPY certificate and be granted 25 CEUs, applicant must be at least a 200-Hour RYT and have current CPR.



The program cost is $600. Spaces are limited due to the high interest in this exciting training and we encourage all applicants to complete enrollment and payment as soon as possible. Your spot will be confirmed and guaranteed once payment is made. When you are ready to pay for SUP Yoga Teacher Training you may enroll ONLINE, contact us at 910.769.3494 or visit the studio!


Attendance is required; Refunds are not available once the program has started. We will offer a 50% refund only if the refund is requested within 3 weeks prior of the program start date. Deposit is non-refundable

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  • SUP Yoga Teacher Training Manual
  • All SUP and safety equipment
  • Use of equipment from WrightsvilleSUP or Longwave Yoga for personal use complimentary on the afternoons of the training.
  • Family members and friends of trainee can rent equipment at a discounted rate of $15/hour
  • Participate in any other service offered by WrightsvilleSUP at 10% off.
  • Purchase Longwave Yoga clothing at their boutique at 15% off.
  • Purchase gear or clothing at WrightsvilleSUP at 10% off.



Julie Pelikan

JulieGrowing up near the ocean, rivers, and lakes, her passion for water started at a young age. It has infused her daily life, whether it's a sunrise meditation at the beach or a long paddle in the coastal waterways, her love for the elements has created a foundation for her lifestyle. Being a certified yoga instructor, naturally Julie was excited to try a SUP Yoga class as another fun way to enjoy the great outdoors. After her first class Julie knew she must share this experience with others. Julie is a long-time resident of Wrightsville Beach and has extensive knowledge of the local waterways and weather patterns, as well as water safety and water rescue training. As the Senior SUP Yoga teacher for Longwave Yoga, Julie has apprenticed and co-facilitated the Longwave SUP Yoga Teacher Training Program since it's conception in 2014. Julie has ran countless adventures out on the water and has helped yogis discover the love of paddling, and paddlers discover a love for yoga. As Julie guides you not only on the water, but also through a yoga asana class on your floating yoga mat, expect to be challenged in the best of ways and be prepared to discover the true present moment within the elements.

Jarrod Covington

Born in Beaufort, NC, Jarrod has spent his life on the water. Although surfing and windsurfing were constants in that childhood, his interests quickly expanded to include kiteboarding, paddleboarding, fishing, and a great deal more. Covington graduated from UNC Wilmington with a degree in Finance, but ever loyal to the southeastern coast, he walked away from the corporate grind. Forecasting the potential for sup growth in the area, he founded Wrightsville SUP in 2011. The business has thrived on Covington’s own dynamic and multi-faceted interests and now facilitates rentals and lessons in a variety of water sports and activities.