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Welcome Teachers


This certification is for open water. Are you ready to transcend your comfort zone and immerse yourself in an extraordinary journey, where the sacred art of yoga meets the serenity of water? Picture yourself teaching yoga in nature, surrounded by the elements, creating an experience that's not only fun but profoundly unique.


What you can expect

  • Explore the History of SUP: Delve into the world of Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) and uncover its rich history.

  • SUP Safety and Etiquette: Learn essential safety protocols and etiquette for a secure and enjoyable paddleboarding experience.

  • Get to Know Your Board: Understand the nuances of paddleboard equipment, ensuring a harmonious connection between you and your board.

  • Paddleboarding 101: Master the art of paddleboarding with comprehensive guidance on techniques and maneuvers.

  • Anatomy & Asana: Deepen your understanding of anatomy and explore how traditional yoga asanas seamlessly integrate with paddleboard yoga.

  • Putting It All Together: Gain hands-on experience in combining paddleboarding skills with yoga postures for a fluid practice.

  • Communication of Teaching: Hone your teaching skills, focusing on effective communication to guide your students through a transformative experience.

  • Experiment & Explore: Embrace creativity and innovation as you experiment with various paddleboard yoga sequences and styles.

  • Teaching Rounds: Practice teaching in a supportive environment, receiving constructive feedback to refine your teaching approach.

  • Lifeguard & Safety Training: Acquire crucial lifeguard and safety training, ensuring you can confidently handle any situation on the water.

  • The Business of SUP Yoga: Explore the business aspects of SUP Yoga, setting you on a path to a successful and fulfilling career.


Classroom on water


Experience the unique blend of classroom work and practical sessions right on the water at Fireman's Cove.


Dates for 2024


MAY 17TH, 18TH, & 19TH

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Important to Know


  • Please Note: WE ARE NOT Pleasant Harbor Marina or Scorpion Bay Marina.​

  • Enter the lake Through the North Entrance Gate. Please GPS "Desert Lotus Paddle Boards" to find us.

  • Please arrive 15-20 minutes early

  • There is a $7 parking fee at the Maricopa County Gates. (Fee gets you in park all day and is best to carpool).

  • When you arrive at the gate, if unsure, ask the attendant if you are at the North Entrance Gate, if not they will give you directions.

  • The Meeting spot will be located at Fireman's Cove (follow our signs, it will lead you right up to the water with our trailer). 

  • Be sure to bring water and any items necessary for your trip. Bonus if you have water shoes, but flip flops are okay. 

  • We DO have a place where you can lock up your personal items.

  • We DO have portable and running water restrooms.


The Intention


At Desert Lotus, where passion flows with the water, we have been in the business for 8 enriching years. Our seasoned teachers, each with over 15 years of experience, form the backbone of a training that goes beyond the ordinary. We invite you to become a Paddleboard Yoga teacher, unlocking the potential of your practice on the water. Our training is designed to provide you with the tools, knowledge, safety, and skills necessary to guide your students through a transformative journey — a journey that unfolds on the gentle ripples of the open water.



Tuition: $799*


  • All equipment provided for training

  • 25-hour YA certification 

  • 20% discount towards SUP equipment and gear

  • Discounts on our future classes and events

  • Swag bag

  • Workshops provided after training

  • Hiring Opportunities 

  • Continued Support through our Private Groups

$399 Down holds your spot

$400 Due before day of first class

*payment plans available



  • A minimum 200hr RYT certification

  • CPR certified

  • Must know how to swim


What to Bring?


  • Zafu Pillow and/or folding chair

  • Yoga mat

  • Beach towel/blanket

  • Water

  • Writing utensils

  • Paper/journal

  • Sun protection

  • Snacks

  • Lunch 

  • Shoes you don't mind getting wet (water shoes helpful, but sandals okay).

  • Comfortable wear (swimsuit, yoga gear, sup gear, shorts, tank tops).

We will have breakfast, snacks and extra water for each day.

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Ready to Dive in?


Select the Register Button and Reserve Your Spot Today!


Have Questions?

Call: 623-826-6927




Have Questions? Call us at 623-826-6927

or email for more information

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