Amelia Travis lives by the motto that life is too short to do anything but what you love.
For her this has led to a life of downward dog on the water.
Stoked Yogi founder Amelia Travis is a Yoga Alliance registered E-RYT 500 and American Red Cross certified lifeguard with over a thousand hours of training in yoga and SUP education. Trained in classical Indian yoga in the Sivananda and Ashtanga traditions, she has a strong foundation in both anatomy and philosophy, and skillfully weaves knowledge of both into her classes, retreats, and teacher trainings. She serves as the Yoga Director for Glide SUP, where she leads the national SUP Yoga ambassador program.
Amelia has trained over four hundred yoga instructors how to adapt the practice of yoga safely to the stand up paddle board and is proud to have developed the first nationwide teaching team for SUP Yoga. Aside from teaching, Amelia loves to write and has been featured in Yoga Journal, Huffington Post, and the Inertia. She is also the author of Aqua Asana: A Comprehensive Guide to SUP Yoga. She has a teaching style of clear and concise anatomy based cueing, interwoven with the wisdom of Vedic philosophy and a spirit of devotion. Her classes cultivate a spirit of gratitude for the natural environment and respect for each yogi’s unique journey into self-inquiry.
The “Stoked Yogi” mindset is about living gratefully, passionately, and with a zest for each moment.
After breaking her back in a surfing accident in 2012, Amelia realized that life is too short to do anything but what you love. She lives each day now by the Stoked Yogi mantra: Set your intention, then breathe it to life.
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