Welcome to the captivating world of SUP Yoga Teacher Training in Malta! If you are an adventurous soul seeking a unique and invigorating experience, we invite you to join us for a transformative 2-day SUP Yoga Course. Nestled in the picturesque Mediterranean island of Malta, this enchanting location offers the perfect backdrop for a journey of self-discovery and skill enhancement.
Whether you are a seasoned yogi or a water sports enthusiast, our expert instructors will guide you through the art of combining yoga and stand-up paddleboarding, allowing you to harmonise mind, body, and nature.
Upon graduation, you will be able to teach SUP Yoga classes locally and internationally with Yoga Alliance accreditation
Course is designed for small groups to make sure you receive personal guidance and attention throughout the course
You will be part of our teaching community for further support and guidance in your teaching journey
Dear Yoga Practitioner,
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. I firmly believe that people cross paths for a reason, and I trust that students always find the right course for them. Before you continue scrolling through this document, allow me to share my personal yoga journey with you.
In 2011, I found myself in South Africa, searching for my true passion and direction in life during my early twenties. I had embarked on a spiritual quest for happiness, as my religious upbringing had failed to provide me with a sense of peace. I was yearning for something more fulfilling.
During this time, I joined a local gym that offered yoga classes on their timetable. I attended my first yoga class and thought to myself, "It was nice, but not really for me." Undeterred, I decided to try a different class. As I continued to explore various yoga styles, I found myself in a Vinyasa-based class. The flow of movement and breath resonated deeply with me, and I felt an undeniable sense of belonging.
Suddenly, everything fell into place. I experienced true happiness and presence on the mat, a feeling unlike anything I had encountered before. I vividly remember lying in Savasana, hands on my belly, gazing at the teacher and thinking, "I want to help others find this too." From that moment on, I was captivated.
A few weeks later, our yoga teacher was running late for class, and unsure if she would arrive, I started practicing on my mat while waiting. Several other women in the studio began following my lead, assuming I was an instructor. It was only after a few more classes that my teacher approached me and said, "You should do a teacher training; you would make a great teacher." I felt an overwhelming sense of joy that night, so much so that I struggled to fall asleep.
Two years later, I embarked on my first yoga teacher training, taking a paid holiday leave from my corporate job. Two more years passed, and I made the life-altering decision to leave my corporate career behind and teach yoga full-time. Soon after, I established my first SUP Yoga business in Malta, introduced Trapeze Yoga to the island, started teaching workshops and trainings internationally, appeared on yoga DVDs, and had the privilege to co-teach both in-person and online trainings. I have certified numerous teachers in various styles of yoga, who now successfully teach yoga as their profession.
My most significant endeavour to date is the Island Yoga Teacher Training Academy, which launched in Malta in February 2020, just before the onset of COVID-19. After investing over €20,000 in my own yoga education and obtaining various certifications, it became my goal to provide high-quality yoga teacher trainings locally at an affordable price. Establishing my own yoga studio, Island Yoga, finally allowed me to turn this dream into reality.
What was once merely a dream has now become my reality.
I cannot possibly know where you currently stand in your life. Perhaps, like me, you yearn to escape a corporate job that fails to fulfil you. Maybe you have developed a deep love for yoga and feel a calling to share it with others. Or perhaps you dream of traveling the world as a yoga teacher one day.
What is your goal?
Yoga can be whatever you desire it to be; all it requires is a clear goal and unwavering determination. Teaching yoga will take you to places you never knew you could reach, both internally and externally. Trust me when I say that if you feel the inner calling to dive deeper into this experience, let there be no doubts. Take this letter as a sign that, yes, you too can achieve it!
Helping others discover their potential through the art of teaching yoga is my true passion, life's purpose,
This course is designed for interested practitioners who are ready to teach as well as those who are simply looking to enrich and grow their personal practice. You will be taught all the skills needed for you to begin your SUP Yoga teaching journey.
Our aim is to help you understand what your path is within yoga. What feels most honest, authentic and true to your individual nature. No two people will have the same journey and this course creates an environment that will help you find your individual voice.
This course is registered with Yoga Alliance International. By successfully graduating from this course, you will be certified to teach beginner and intermediate SUP Yoga classes internationally.
Previous Yoga practice or passionate curiosity.
Wonderful experience with Rosita!!! Three days of intensive training. Comprehensive teaching, covering paddling and yoga, as well as teaching techniques. Rosita is very energetic, experienced and talented. Keeping a small group of students, each one can have lots of attentions. I enjoyed a lot and I strongly recommend this training to those who like to have fun and learn at the same time.
Amazing training! Three fantastic days. Everything was great! Rosita is a very professional teacher and the location perfect. I recommend this Sup Yoga Training for sure.
Very well organised course, approaching the sup subject from many different angles! Rosita is an encouraging, enthusiastic and authentic teacher!
I am thankful for this Teacher Training. I enjoyed every minute of if. The teacher Rosita is wonderful and patient. I really appreciate the Teacher Training and all I have learned.
I have just completed my SUP yoga teacher training with the beautiful Rosita.What can I say! I never expected to learn so much,not just about SUP yoga, but about how to be a successful yoga teacher, how to believe in your own abilities and to live your dream!Rosita’s light is so bright that she cannot help but ignite it in others. She absolutely loves teaching and cares a lot about her students, I found myself smiling the entire time!
The training was well structured and included physical practice, theory, teaching skills and social media aspects. While covering a broad range of subjects, it was never boring or too much to handle. Instead, a lot of useful fun during the 3 days. Rosita passes on her knowledge in a very inspiring way and takes good care of her students. I am extremely happy that I decided to do the SUP YTT in Malta, most valuable experience.
Teacher Training with Rosita... Amazing experience. Rosita is outstanding, she knows exactly what she is doing and how to teach to us, so we will never forget. Besides she is very warmful and caring to her students, smiling always not only from her face but also from her heart. She is really beautiful, from the outside and inside. I am very grateful to have met her.
Rosita hosted the most enjoyable and comprehensive three day training course that managed to be both fun and educational! Integrating her own classes as a gauge of what was to come, we were so lucky to have had such a professional and driven teacher guiding us through. Highly recommend this SUP Yoga teacher training, held under blue skies in one of the most beautiful places on earth!
Rosita is an accomplished international yoga and mixed movement teacher, as well as a visionary entrepreneur in the world of yoga-based businesses, currently based in Malta.
Her journey as a yoga teacher began in 2013 and ultimately led her to make the courageous decision of leaving her corporate job behind to fully immerse herself in teaching yoga. What initially started as a fun exercise quickly evolved into a diverse range of comprehensive workout systems that draw inspiration from various disciplines such as yoga, calisthenics, cross-fit, mixed movements, SUP yoga, aerial arts, and more.
Rosita's achievements include founding SUP Yoga & Fitness Malta, Trapeze & Bungee Fitness Malta, and establishing Island Yoga & Teacher Training Academy in Malta. Throughout her teaching journey, she has successfully introduced a variety of innovative class styles to the Maltese community, including Wheel Yoga, Trapeze Yoga, Aerial-Slings Yoga, and Bungee Fitness.
Having a strong commitment to continuous growth and learning, Rosita has had the privilege of training with internationally acclaimed pioneers in the field. Some of the notable individuals she has studied under include Briohny Smyth, Dice Iida-Klein, Honsa & Claudine Lafond, Lucas Rockwood, Mackenzie Mille, Mathieu Boldron, Cameron & Melayne Shayne, Carling Harps, and Patrick Beach.
Rosita's extensive expertise and diverse training background have equipped her with a wealth of knowledge and skills, enabling her to offer unique and transformative experiences to her students. With a passion for exploring the limitless potential of the human body and mind, Rosita continues to inspire and guide individuals on their own yoga and movement journeys.
E-RYT 500 Registered Trainer / YACEP Provider
Hatha Yoga Cert (200hr)
Vinyasa Yoga Cert (300hr)
Pre & Post Natal, Children & Teens Yoga (30hr)
SUP Yoga Cert (25hr)
Budokon Yoga Cert (50hr)
Thai Massage Level 1 (30hr)
Yoga Trapeze® Cert (50hr)
Yoga Trapeze® Trainer Cert (25hr)
The SUP Yoga course is designed to be an immersive and energising experience that spans over 2 days. As you delve into the practice of yoga on the water, the combination of sunlight, physical exertion, and the tranquil surroundings can be invigorating. It is important to note that the course demands physical effort and can be tiring.
To make the most of your SUP Yoga journey, we highly recommend refraining from scheduling any strenuous activities or commitments during the hours following the course. It is essential to allow your body and mind to rest and recover after each session, ensuring that you have ample time to rejuvenate and fully absorb the benefits of the practice.
Preparing yourself for the course also involves getting sufficient rest before the start. Adequate sleep and relaxation beforehand will help you approach the sessions with a refreshed and focused mindset, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the practice and derive the maximum benefit from the course.
Throughout the duration of the course, you will engage in various learning activities, which may include practical demonstrations, written assignments, quizzes, and a final exam. These components are designed to ensure that you have grasped the necessary knowledge and skills to become a competent SUP Yoga teacher.
The assessments and tests serve as a measure of your understanding and application of the course material. They are carefully designed to evaluate your progress and provide valuable feedback to help you grow as a SUP Yoga practitioner and instructor.
At Island Yoga Teacher Training Academy, we place great value on the integrity of our certifications. We firmly believe that they should reflect your genuine efforts, commitment, and proficiency in the field of SUP Yoga. Therefore, our certificates cannot be simply purchased or obtained without fulfilling the course requirements.
Total fee for the course is €295. Price includes all the equipment and certification.
Through our e-learning platform, you will have access to a wealth of valuable resources, including instructional videos, educational materials, interactive quizzes, and practical tasks. These resources have been thoughtfully curated to provide you with a well-rounded and in-depth understanding of SUP Yoga.
The videos will guide you through various aspects of SUP Yoga, including proper paddleboarding techniques, essential safety measures, alignment in different poses, sequencing for a balanced practice, and more. By watching and studying these videos, you will gain visual cues and detailed explanations that will enhance your understanding and enable you to develop your skills.
Alongside the videos, you will also have the opportunity to complete tests and quizzes online. These assessments are designed to reinforce your learning, assess your knowledge retention, and help you gauge your progress throughout the course. They provide a valuable feedback loop, ensuring that you are grasping the concepts effectively and making the necessary adjustments to enhance your understanding.
Absolutely! Upon successfully completing the SUP Yoga course and obtaining your certification, you will have the skills and credentials necessary to teach SUP Yoga not only locally but also internationally. The certification you receive is recognised and respected within the global SUP Yoga community, allowing you to share your passion and expertise with students all around the world.
The comprehensive training you will undergo equips you with a deep understanding of SUP Yoga principles, techniques, and safety protocols. You will gain proficiency in paddleboarding, mastering the balance between stability and fluidity while seamlessly integrating yoga postures on the water. This unique combination of skills makes you a qualified and sought-after SUP Yoga instructor, capable of delivering engaging and transformative classes in any water-based setting.
With the growing popularity of SUP Yoga worldwide, there is a high demand for certified instructors who can guide students through this exhilarating practice. Whether you aspire to lead classes on serene lakes, stunning coastlines, or exotic retreat destinations, your certification will serve as a testament to your expertise and competence.
Teaching SUP Yoga internationally offers you the opportunity to explore new horizons, immerse yourself in different cultures, and connect with a diverse range of students who are eager to experience the joy and serenity of practicing yoga on the water. It is a fulfilling and rewarding path that allows you to make a positive impact on people's lives while indulging in your love for travel and adventure.
At Island Yoga Teacher Training Academy, we firmly believe that the only limitations we face are the ones we impose upon ourselves. Our approach to yoga embraces the inclusivity and diversity of every body type, recognising that every single body is a yoga body. We celebrate the uniqueness of each individual and honour the diverse range of abilities, shapes, and sizes that exist within the yoga community.
During the training, you will learn to cultivate a deep sense of body awareness and listen to your body's needs. You will be encouraged to embrace modifications and variations that support your individuality and promote a sustainable and enjoyable practice. This emphasis on honouring your body's unique expression fosters a non-judgmental and supportive environment where everyone feels welcome and included.
We believe that the true essence of yoga lies in the journey of self-discovery and self-empowerment. Our goal is to empower you to develop a deep connection with your body, mind, and spirit through the practice of yoga. We encourage you to let go of comparison, competition, and self-imposed limitations, and instead embrace the beauty of your own individual practice.
No prior experience is required! Our SUP Yoga course is suitable for all levels, including beginners. We will provide guidance and instruction to help you feel confident and comfortable on the paddleboard and in your yoga practice.
All necessary equipment will be provided, including paddleboards, paddles, and safety gear. You just need to bring comfortable clothing suitable for yoga, swimwear, sunscreen, and a towel. We recommend bringing a water bottle to stay hydrated during the sessions.
Our comprehensive course covers a wide range of topics, including paddleboarding basics, SUP equipment and terminology, safety guidelines, SUP Yoga poses and sequencing, class planning, and even tips for starting your own SUP Yoga teaching journey. By the end of the course, you will feel confident and ready to lead your own SUP Yoga sessions.