Paddle the Mitten & SUP Michigan

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Almost August Retreat Time!


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Every August for the past 4 years, I’ve taken a group of women to Northern Michigan.  We’ve gone from Traverse City to the Upper Peninsula and loved every minute of it.  But, this year we are doing things a bit different.
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‘ve had time to explore the Leelanau Peninsula myself and have hand-picked several places that are absolutely “Must-do or Must-sees”.  I’m excited to share these places, people and adventures with my clients.

Here are some fun pictures that I took last week.  We will be paddling, eating whole food, drinking some local wine and enjoying the local people.

For more information on my retreats this year, contact me at the email address below.

Blissfully yours, Lindy

aloha@paddlethemittensup.com

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Michigan’s Secretary of State is All About SUP

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June 10, 2014  Traverse City, Michigan  Along with all things Michigan, Paddle the Mitten & SUP Michigan are honored to welcome Michigan’s Sectretary of State, Ruth Johnson as one of our new clients.  We met Ms. Johnson’s Sister several weeks earlier at one of our one-of-a-kind paddle events.  She recommended us to her sister and made things happen.  Along with Ruth being an avid State Park supporter with the selling of the Recreations Passports at all Secretary of State Offices, Ruth is an avid Kayaker.

We never discriminate against other passions of our clients.  Even though Ms. Johnson was an avid kayaker, our Master SUP Instructor, Linda took her out and explained to her how to Paddle Like A Pro.  It was an amazing morning of stand up paddling, enjoying the company of other professional women in our great state of Michigan.

Before the end of August, we look forward to seeing the Secretary and her Sister once again!

This is a great story about how women come together and promote happiness & wellness.  It’s important to me that ALL of my clients are treated honorable and with respect.  Come join us the next few weeks in Suttons Bay or in Southeast Michigan.  I look forward to helping you find your inner Hawaiian.

Mahalo & Shanti,  Lindy

“The Sun challenges us to Shine, the Clouds remind us to Move, the Birds tell us we too can Fly and the Sky tells us that there is no limit to our Dreams and Goals.”

Feeling the SUP Love Here in Cherry Land!

10522376_667839123292779_893033328446188869_o-2July 9, 2014   Traverse City, Michigan  Clinch Beach  New Sponsors of the National Cherry Festival, SUP Michigan is ready to show you what the buzz is all about!  All news reports are that SUP Michigan, accompanied by Riviera SUP Ambassador will be holding their National Cherry Festival Event beginning at 8:30am.  This paddle board event will include beginner lessons, one-on-one sprints, and Free kids demonstrations at Noon.  These events are provided to you by Stand Up Paddle Michigan’s Certified and emergency board rescue trained instructors.

In the case of rain, SUP Michigan will be handing out vouchers for July 10 & 11th in 2 other near-by locations.

 

And remember, if you are interested in learning to Paddle Like A Pro or Lotus SUP Yoga, register by calling 810-626-8923 or emailing aloha@paddlethemittensup.com.

SUP Michigan is a division of Paddle the Mitten, LLC and is located on the calm, beautiful waters of Suttons Bay.

Please come down to Clinch Park and meet our new partner, Ryan Tiderington or call to reserve your board for classes in Suttons Bay, Traverse City & Little Glenn Lake.

Mahalo Friends, Lindy

Happy Stand Up Paddlers

July 6, 2014 Traverse City and Suttons Bay, Michigan  It was the most beautiful blue skies above Suttons Bay and even though the wind was challenging, we had a lot of fun.  Our paddlers came from Royal Oak & Hartland, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois for their beginner lesson.

To see the pictures of their day, check our facebook page for some awesome pictures!

If you are in TC for the Cherry Festival, check out Ryan from SUP Michigan giving Boardman River Tours daily!

I will be working the Traverse City, Suttons Bay and Sleeping Bear Dune area for the next week….come on by and see you on the water!

Mahalo, Lindy

Reasons to Paddle with you Guy

Even though we are an All Women SUP Company, we do like to enjoy time with the special men in our lives.  So, we do offer events like Burgers and Boards to share some special time together.  Our last Burgers and Boards was a hit and we had a few couples that couldn’t stop raving about the time spent together as the sun set.

Our next Burgers and Boards in July 17 at 6:30, Pettibone Lake in Highland Rec., Milford, MI.  Afterward we gather at the Red Dog Saloon about a mile away for some great SUP Specials.  Sign up by emailing aloha@paddlethemittensup.com.

Here’s a great article from Mind Body Green about couples: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-14381/5-awesome-reasons-for-couples-to-exercise-together.html

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When Mitten Kittens have 4 Legs

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June 30, 2014

Dear SUPpie Journal,

This has been the best 3 days ever.  I know I say that every other post, but I can’t help it.  I love to stand up paddle board! This past weekend I took my clients to Seven Lakes State Park and Highland Recreation.  Each park is magnificent in it’s own way.  I think that our SUP Yoga and Zen Tangle class went really well.  It was very cool to see everyone learning something new!

And then Sunday, we have a few new Mitten Kittens.  One’s with 4 legs!  Here is the story:

Or go to Paddle the Mitten on Youtube.

It was a great paddle weekend, I can’t wait until next week when we go to support SUP Michigan at the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City.

Aloha! Lindy

 

 

 

Lotus SUP Yoga Teacher Training

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This is a Namaste SUP Yoga endorsed program.

Become part of an amazing community of yoga teachers that enjoy the water and teaching in some of the most beautiful studios on Earth, the Great Outdoors. Lotus SUP Yoga raises the bar and exceeds many programs that are out there because we have morphed all that works together! Lotus SUP Yoga is a Nationally Branded program that started in the Great Lakes Region in 2012.

We promote you as a successful and confident SUP Yoga Teacher! Cost: $445

Curriculum:

Spend 3 days, including more than 14 hours of water-training with Riviera SUP Yoga Ambassador and Owner of SUP Yoga Michigan, Linda Brown. Linda brings her knowledge from 4 years of building SUP Yoga in Michigan. Along with Kripalu Yoga Center, Spirit Rising’s Stacey Coffey, H2YO SUP Yoga, Erich Schiffman, Betty Eiler and RYT 200, WPA, PaddleFit, Great Lakes Surf Rescue Trainings.
Receive the most comprehensive, hands-on, thought provoking water rescue and emergency training offered in the Great Lakes Region, by the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Education Team, a Nationally recognized organization in the SUP Industry and Drowning Prevention World.
What are the differences in the equipment that your students and yourself will be practicing on? We will go over all of the various types of boards, paddles and accessories that are right for where you live and your activities.
To anchor or not-to-anchor? Learn the A to that Q!
There is a difference when teaching on the water, as opposed to in a studio. Even the most-well regarded yoga teachers need to adapt and modify their teaching style on the water. You will learn to teach a new paddler and a new SUP Yoga student.
Understanding the steps of teaching a beginner for paddling technique from beginner to advanced, various ways of turning, maneuvering and self-rescue and more is included.
You will be responsible for practicing and instructing your peers & Lindy in your own words and with the guided themes.
Become part of a community of teachers that support each other with advice, opportunities and encouragement internationally.
Many more benefits for becoming a Lotus SUP Yoga Instructor.

Lotus Classes that You’ll Teach:

Blue Lotus Beginner – Paddling Technique and self-rescue, with gentle paddle board yoga. Connecting the themes between the sky and earth.
White Lotus SUP Yoga – Modified for the novice stand up paddle and yoga person. Challenging enough for everyone, gentle enough for everyone. Mind, Body, Spirit with theme guides.
Pink Lotus SUP Yoga – Taking SUP yoga to the next level with the guided themes and flowing asanas. This is also a class for a yogi who knows their favorite poses.

Requirements:

Submit Yoga 200+ Certification.
Verify 2 years of teaching, or contact us for alternative
Minimum 12 months of stand up paddling, minimum experience
Submit CPR/First Aid Certification
Submit application

Application:

Please email Lindy@paddlethemittensup.com.

Requirements courtest of  Namaste SUP.

As a prerequisite, S.U.P Yoga Instructors must have at least their 200 RYT before receiving continuing education and certification in Stand Up Paddle Yoga.
S.U.P Yoga Instructors must be CPR and First Aid Certified upon completion of their Stand up Paddle Yoga Teacher Training.
S.U.P Yoga Instructors will demonstrate and obtain knowledge on water safety.
S.U.P Yoga Instructors will learn various anchor systems, that can be used to teach stand up paddle yoga classes.
S.U.P Yoga Instructors will learn basic yoga sequences that can be taught with on land stand up paddle yoga classes as well as with on water stand up paddle yoga classes.
S.U.P Yoga Instructors will obtain knowledge of anatomy, benefits and contraindications for basic stand up paddle yoga asanas.
S.U.P Yoga Instructors upon completion of their stand up paddle yoga certification, will be able to teach and demonstrate proper paddling form and technique.
S.U.P Yoga Instructors will reflect the eight limbs into their teaching practices on land and on the water.

Stand Up Paddle Board Instructor Training

Call 810-626-8923

Video of Unique SUP Experience

June 23, 2014 Suttons Bay, Michigan   Paddle the Mitten and SUP Michigan have the commitment to bring unique experiences that create lasting memories and relationships.  Unlike other Stand Up Paddle Board companies, we are dedicated to going the extra mile.

Check out this excerpt from SUP Michigan’s SUP & Sip Wine Tours in Leelanau County.

After clicking on the link above, share this with your friends if you like what you see!

See you soon on the water!

Mahalo, Lindy

 

Summer Solstice Saturday

June 21, 2014 The best day of the year is any day that we can get out on the water and enjoy Michigan’s most beautiful natural resource, the fresh water lakes!  This past Saturday we gathered at Seven Lakes State Park in Fenton to celebrate the official first day of summer.  Mother Nature did not disappoint!

We offer the most unique Stand Up Paddling experience in Michigan.  Here’s what our clients say:

“U r such an amazing hostess! Loved the day on the lake doing SUP n yoga with some amazing women.” Z from Farmington Hill, MI

“Great time! Every year it is so different and yes, always such an eclectic group of ladies every time, makes it so interesting. We are all drawn to the water. Lunch was superb! Thank you Karrie for teaching me how to Zentangle, glad I stayed for that.
Thank Lin, love you!” Kim, Linden, MI

It was a great weekend for sure, with new and life-long friends.  You ladies always amaze me.  Thank you for coming out!  See you soon!

Blissfully yours, Linda

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Saturday, Summer, Solstice & SUP June 21st!

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2013 Summer Solstice SUP

What are you doing to celebrate the Summer Solstice?

Location: Seven Lakes State Park, Big Seven Boat Launch

For the past 3 years we have come together and enjoyed the most beautiful day of the year, the day of light symbolizing what is around us and within us.  Every year our celebration grows and every year we do things just a little bit differently.

This year’s schedule is:

11am Paddle Like a Pro Class $30

Noon  Picnic Lunch $9

1:15 SUP Yoga $30

2:15 Fitness, Fun & Social Paddle  $30

Register for Seperate Classes or a Package for $70. 810-626-8923

See our CALENDAR page for more information!

This is a Fresh Air Fitness and Rec 202 program offered through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Paddle the Mitten’s Women’s Wellness workshops.

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