Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who can get FloYo certified?
  • Interested in getting your SUP yoga certification? Anyone who wants to become a better paddler or has a desire to deepen their SUP yoga practice can get certified through our paddle boarding teacher training.

  • Are there any age restrictions?
  • Minimum age to get FloYo certified is 18 – this is for insurance purposes.

  • Do I have to have a lot of experience on a SUP or doing yoga?
  • Not necessarily. You will get the most out of your experience if you have some experience on a paddle board. The training should not be your very first time on a board. Same with yoga, you will find it extremely beneficial to have a basic knowledge of yoga poses, sequencing, etc. but you do not have to be a yoga instructor to complete the FloYo training.

  • Do I need to have my 200-hour yoga training or any other fitness instructor certifications?
  • Yes, we require you to have (or be in the process of obtaining) your 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate.

  • What exactly does the FloYo teacher training certification get me?
  • Once you complete the FloYo teacher training, you have a new depth of knowledge on proper paddle technique, water rescue skills, and know how to put together a FloYo class sequence. The FloYo training manual is yours to keep and you also receive 20 hours of yoga alliance continuing education credits. Upon successful completion you will also be a part of the ASI world wide network of instructors. This international accreditation caters to career instructors and school owners and opens doors to take your teaching around the globe.

  • So, after I get certified I can begin teaching FloYo classes?
  • In order to teach the branded FloYo classes and use the trademarked name and class sequence, you need to become a FloYo affiliate. You also need to complete 10 hours assisting classes in order to be ready to teach on your own.

  • What do I need to do to become a FloYo affiliate?
  • You need to successfully complete the FloYo teacher training, submit your 200-hour RYT certification, show proof of prior teaching experience, submit your CPR certification, and the signed affiliate agreement and statement of interest.

  • Is there a fee to become a FloYo affiliate?
  • Yes, the annual fee to maintain your FloYo affiliation is $75.

  • What do I get for being a FloYo Affiliate?
    • Ability to brand your FloYo classes with the FloYo logo
    • Access to monthly FloYo newsletters
    • Discount pricing for upcoming FloYo workshops, events, and related trainings
    • Access to exclusive deals with FloYo brand partners (Yolo Board, Sweet Water Wear, etc.)
    • Yearly goal setting workshops
    • Presence on FloYo website with a link to your business website
    • Cross promotion on FloYo’s social media outlets and e-mail distributions (including one dedicated e-blast and Facebook post announcing your affiliation)
    • Access to the FloYo Affiliate Forum where you are able to interact with other affiliates
    • Marketing and PR support from FloYo home office (details specified among request)
  • Once I become a FloYo affiliate can I begin teaching branded FloYo classes at my facility immediately?
  • Yes! As soon as all of your paperwork is submitted you can begin to teach and promote your FloYo classes.

  • What should I bring with me to the training?
    • Swimsuit
    • Dri-fit workout gear
    • Yoga mat
    • Beach towel
    • Water bottles
    • Snacks- we will have a short lunch break so if you need to run out and buy lunch you can, it might be best to bring your own lunch (we have a refrigerator where you can keep your bagged lunch and snacks!)
    • Sunglasses
    • Notebook and pen
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat