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Fledgling sport of SUP Yoga gains traction

Kathryn McCann © Yolo Board

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Yolo Board Adds SUP Yoga Pro Kathryn McCann Elite Team Rider Roster

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 19 June, 2013 : - - Del Mar, California-based Kathryn McCann recently joined the YOLO Board Elite Team Riders West Coast team. She will assist in the expansion of the YOLOFit program, raise awareness of the yoga and fitness dimensions of SUP, lead teacher training certifications and retreats and host group lessons in San Diego. She joins a growing team of over 19 elite SUP athletes representing the brand from coast to coast.

“Kathryn’s positive and innovative approach to integrating SUP with yoga and other fitness elements will be a great asset to YOLO Board as we expand our program offerings,” said Mitzi Archer, Director of Marketing at YOLO Board. “Her varied background and expertise along with her enthusiasm for the sport will be an outstanding addition to the YOLO Board family.”

Raised in New York and New England, McCann grew up with the influence of the ocean and was introduced to SUP while living in Hawaii. A former dancer and performer, she studied with The Boston Ballet and graduated from East Carolina with a BFA in Ballet. Now a full time yoga instructor, McCann incorporates her love of SUP into her work by offering yoga classes on the water.

In addition to teaching, she founded a corporate yoga business which provides in-office classes at times compatible with the typical corporate schedule. In 2012, she helped to launch SUP Yoga Teacher Training Certifications accredited through Yoga Alliance. McCann recently taught SUP Yoga classes during 2012 Yoga Journal Conference in San Diego and was featured as a SUP Yoga instructor at Wanderlust Oahu 2013.

“I am so excited to join the YOLO Board team and to connect with like-minded people in the SUP industry,” explains McCann. “I feel fortunate to have this platform to share my knowledge and passion for both paddleboarding and yoga. SUP Yoga offers the magical experience of balancing the mind, body and spirit while being surrounded by the serenity of the ocean.”  

Source: Yolo

Author: Madra Medina McDonald

Tags: SUP, Industry, Websites, Yolo Board

SUP: Surfersvillage


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