ACA SUP Instructor Course

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is the fastest growing segment of paddlesports!  Not only is it an accessible way to get on the water and enjoy being outside, but it’s also a great workout (when you know

proper paddling technique).  Anna is an American Canoe Association SUP Instructor Trainer, and her 20 + years of paddling experience combined with her popular teaching style makes Anna’s L1 and L2  SUP Instructor Courses effective and fun. Anna is also proud to be a BIC SUP ambassador.

Skills you’ll learn in this class include group management on flatwater and in mild conditions, teaching methods, trip leading methods, safety and how to teach the forward stroke, sweep strokes, pivot turns, moving around on the board, different stances, draw to the nose and more!

Anna is available to come to your program and lead an instructor certification course. She has lead classes for the following organizations:

  • Columbus Parks and Rec, OH
  • Mecklenburg Parks and Rec, NC
  • Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, MA
  • Camp Carolina, NC
  • French Broad River Academy, NC
  • Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
  • Active Southern West Virginia, WV
  • Arkansas Canoe Club, AR
  • James Island County Parks, SC

Please contact her for more information about teaching for you.

PLEASE NOTE: These are not a skills course! These courses are an opportunity to refine your skills so please show up with a proficiency in the skills outlined in the ACA course curriculums for L1 and L2 and be ready to learn to teach these skills.  AND NOTE: Payment and attendance DO NOT guarantee certification. If you have any questions or concerns about this please call or email us!

Here is a link to an article published by one of Anna’s students that gives a good overview of what to expect in the class:


L1/L2 Certification Courses

March 29 – 31, 2019 –  BOOK ONLINE NOW!

SUP Yoga Teacher Training (L1 + SUP Yoga Endorsement)

August 2 – 9, 2019 Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, MA

Times: 8:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


L1 $275.00 (2 days – can be the first two days of the SUP Yoga Teacher Trainings except for Kripalu’s program)

L1/L2  $375.00 (3 days)

L1 + SUP Yoga Instructor Training $375.00 (3 days)

L2 $125.00 (1 day – this is a stand alone course)

Cost does not include ACA Membership or SEIC dues (required for certification).

Location:   Asheville, NC

Prior to the course you will need become an American Canoe Association member, purchase the ACA Instructor Manual and pay your ACA SEIC dues.

Call 828.505.2782




Meet Anna Levesque

Anna Levesque is the leading expert on paddling instruction for women and yoga for paddling, including SUP Yoga. Named one of the most inspirational paddlers alive by Canoe and Kayak Magazine, Anna’s twenty-plus years of experience as an accomplished international competitor, instructor, coach and author has landed her in mainstream publications such as TIME, SHAPE and SELF.

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