FloYo certified sup yoga teachers at M&M SUP after teacher training

Last weekend Jessie Benson, founder FloYoFit came over to Amsterdam and thought these sup and yoga ladies a week of FloYo Fit and got them their certification! FloYo Fit is a sup yoga training and also has some fitness elements in the class which means it's not just 'Om' and does some serieus muscle work. Well done ladies. We have got another group of certified sup yoga teachers. See you all in 2017! We will for sure add these classes on our schedule next to the regular sup & yoga classes at Blijburg and our new spot in Amsterdam!

New M&M SUP location downdown Amsterdam

Even if season almost comes to an end we are always working on new ideas and getting ready for season 2017! Next year we will open a second location in Amsterdam at the newest hotspot Amstel Boathouse right at the Amstel river that leads into town. Last week we already did some exploring around and found some great quit sup yoga area's and also a couple of fun routes we can do tours. And finally we are able to offer the Friday Night Amsterdam tours again! 

We will also stay at beach Blijburg and there we will ad a couple of weekly beach yoga classes next to our sup and sup yoga classes. 

More info soon!  Check out this page and our Facebook page www.facebook.com/mmsup or insta @mmsupamsterdam 

Start off three week SUP & YOGA series

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After the positive replies from last years 3 week sup[ & yoga series we are happy to announce the first 3 week sup & yoga series start June 21st (28th and 5th July) at 19.30-21.00.

These series require no sup and/or yoga experience and are set up in a way that everyone attending will have a great time and lot's of fun while working on core stability and getting to know yoga on a paddleboard. We started this three week series as it works well to work in a group with people for a longer time then just one class.

If you want to attend these series with our new teacher Sharon Zaal from Yoga Solutions you can sign up via morene@mm-sup.com Cost is €65,- including all materials 

SUP & YOGA night classes start in June

Water is finally warming up which means we can start off with some more SUP&YOGA classes. The Wednesday night SUP&YOGA classes will start from the 1st June (20.00-.21.00) and we will also start with the 3 week SUP&YOGA series in June, dates will be anounced soon! the 3 week SUP&YOGA series allow you to go a bit further and is more challenging as the group stays the same for three weeks. More info and sign up via morene@mm-sup.com 

New sup yoga instructor Brittaney Shey

We are super happy with our newest instructor Brittanie. She just moved to Amsterdam with her husband and missed teaching sup yoga. Brittanie used to teach sup yoga at home in Houston and can't wait to step on board and start teaching again. Britannie hasher 200-hour registered yoga and is a registered SUP yoga instructor. In Houston she co-led SUP retreats and helped coordinate the volunteer and assisting program for the first SUP Program in Houston. 

Come join one of the sup yoga classes at Wednesday 19.30-20.30 or Sunday mornings 11.30-12.30 we will also start with the three week sup yoga series again in June. 

M&M SUP part of SUP CLUB Holland

As there are so many sup schools, rental locations and sup locations opening in the Netherlands at the moment it is about time we start adding some quality to them and connect. M&M SUP is part of the SUPCLUB Netherlands group. About seven connected sup schools are combining their strength and know how in this group. All these schools are working with certified teachers (ASI, HSA, WSA etc) to make sure they know how to teach and work according to safety standards.

We are also collaborating and all have our own area';s we work in, as we these schools are located throughout the whole of Holland and we has a school in every area. In the near future more schools will be added to this great initiative that will guarantee quality and offers a wide range of sup classes, sup courses, sup tours and sup events locally or together. One of the first collars is the SUP & YOGA weekend in Eindhoven organized by M&M SUP (Amsterdam) SUPCLUB Eindhoven and PURA SUP (Roermond) the 9th and 10th of July. We believe that working together makes us stronger and offers much more for us and for you. 

More information and an overview on all connected sup schools www.suplubnederland.nl 

Check out the weekend in Eindhoven http://www.mm-sup.com/morenemm-supnews-com/2016/7/9/sup-yoga-weekend-eindhoven

BOGA YOGA video from Germany blogger Linderella

A couple of weeks ago the famous German vlogster Linderella called us as she wanted to try out some sup & yoga really bad for her blog with us. As weather was really bad and chilly that time we had our doubts but she had planned her Amsterdam trip already so, fingers crossed. All our sun dances where heard and the morning Linda came for her class with the crew the clouds opened up and the sun welcomed us!

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Linda had a great time, even though she struggled a bit with the cold weather and water... So happy that we could offer her one of our brand new Zhik wetsuits that kept her warm and also thanks to reacher Ambre van de Berg by keeping her warm with some challenging poses. 

M&M SUP Amsterdam sup classes - sup courses - sup tours - sup yoga

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Season is coming close after the opening sup tour this Friday the schedule will start and this weekend we offer a couple of classes, sup & yoga we will only offer is weather is good (not too windy and wet). Monday the 4th our Start Up and Follow Up sup courses will start again. So if you want to start supping, follow up or just join every now and then on classes or tours we love to welcome you and share the stoke!

We are super super happy to be back on our old location at beach blijburg and are sure you will love this super fun and beautiful beach just 10 minutes from the city center of Amsterdam! off course we will also offer city sup tours along the season as the canals are a fun experience.

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Check out our facebook page www.facebook.com/mmsup and our instagram page www.instagram https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/mmsupamsterdam/

See you soon! 

 

Meet our happy su(p)per instructor Danielle Nieuwelink

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Danielle attended one of the last classes in 2014 and fell in love with paddle boarding immediately. As a kid she used to sail races and spend all her weekends and holidays on the water. With paddle boarding she re-found her love for watersports and bought herself a BOGA board to keep on paddling during the fall and winter months. She also became a close friend and in spring we decided she could start teaching start up classes, as a former ski instructor in America she knows hoe to teach an motivate. We are so happy to have her on board. By now Danielle has her ASI level 1 and 2, Functional Paddling certification and last winter she attended a yoga for surfers course with Peggy Hall in San Clemente which means you can also meet her during one of our SUP & YOGA classes this summer. Danielle teaches the start up and follow up classes every monday night and whenever she has some extra time she attends the tours and events. 

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Danielle is also a member of team BOGA Europe and has attended the SUP 11 CITY team in Team Boga in 2014 and in 2015 she paddled the last stage on her Typhoon 14' team board. 

Meet our M&M SUP crew! Kick of with sup yoga teacher Ambre

Ambre took her sup and yoga masterclass course with Rachel Brathen (a.k.a. @yoga_girl) and BOGA YOGA brand ambassador. Ambre fell in love with this way of practicing yoga and contacted us immediately and has been part of our team since season 2015. We are happy to have her on board again.

Ambre explains what her classes look like: "What do we do during a sup yoga class? We bring power, balance and an overload of fun together during this unique practice of yoga. During the course the boards will be anchored to prevent drifting off and to complete the course without worrying. Yoga helps you to relax, not to get stressed ;)"

Boga Yoga a.k.a. SUP and YOGA on a paddleboard

Boga paddle boards got know for their BOGA YOGA paddleboards. actually the very first paddleboard designed for YOGA on the water. It's a board shaped and designed with leaders in the SUP and Yoga industry. The board offers the ultimate balance on the water and the decked is as soft as a regular yogamat without losing grip while practicing. Boga Yoga paddle boards are being used by Rachel Brathen a.k.a. @yoga_girl and Sarah Tiefenthaler (founder Yogaqua in L.A. and teaching celebrities as Lady Gaga). At M&M SUP we are using these boards since we opened in 2011 and love the look, feel and glide of these boards. Come join us for a floating yoga session this season. We are sure you will fall in love with the boards and the feeling sup yoga gives you. Practicing yoga surrounded by water and nature is the ultimate experience. Next to the classes M&M SUP is also an official re seller of BOGA paddle boards and has all BOGA YOGA models on stock; regular, bamboo, soft top and even an AIR model. Check out http://www.mm-sup.com/morenemm-bogaboards-com/ for more info on these, or other BOGA paddle boards, We are more then happy to welcome you for a class, or more and perhaps a test ride. 

M&M SUP Amsterdam is hiring for the new SUP season

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For the new sup season we are looking for an extra instructor to help us out with at least a weekly sup start up class and a weekly sup & yoga class. Next to the weekly sup classes we would also love to have some extra sup hands on busy days or when we have big groups coming over... If you are up to some time on the Amsterdam city beach blijburg aan zee and sharing the fun on a paddle board you are the one we need! Would also be great if you could teach an occasional beach yoga class too... We do require some teaching experience. If interested in joining our fun team on beach Blijburg let us know via morene@mm-sup.com and if any more questions call us or send us an email. 

Warm up session by BOGA rider Jeramie Vaine

Never underestimate the importance of a good warming up before you go out on the water for a paddle surf sup session, paddle race training or sup long distance tour. Warm up your body with a couple of simple yoga poses demonstrated by BOGA teamrider and yogi Jeramie Vaine. It will help you perform better on your stand up paddle board and engage your core during your session on the water. Take your time for this warm up and don't forget to focus on your breathing during these poses. After this session grab your BOGA paddle board and hop on the water for a fun paddleboard session! 

BOGA YOGA paddleboard recommended by Rachel Brathen a.k.a. @yoga_girl

The only board designed and shaped with the leaders in the SUP YOGA industry. Designed for the ultimate balance and stability for YOGA on water. Beautifully designed pad is extra long (for those downward dog poses!) and is soft and comfortable on the feet, hands, and head! Made with quick water wicking material. The yoga mat type pad is super soft yet has a great grip. The official SUP YOGA Board of the Wanderlust YOGA Festival and SUP YOGA leaders such as Rachel Brathen aka Yoga Girl. M&M Stand Up Paddling has been using these great boards for yoga classes and regular start up classes as the boards are super stable and also great fun to practice your balance. Off course you are always welcome for a test ride and purchase your own BOGA YOGA paddleboard; the regular blue one, a bamboo version or (if you are a traveller yogi/paddler) the inflatable BOGA YOGA paddle board. M&M SUP has all on stock. 

New stock of BOGA paddle boards on their way

The roots of BOGA Stand Up Paddleboards are in sunny California where everyone seems to be on a surf or sup board to go out for a paddle or yoga sup session. Most SUP’s are designed by big surf brands and complement the overall surf-, kite,- wakeboard or boards apparel. BOGA is a 100% stand up paddle board brand. Designed with love for this accessible watersport. Old, young, fat, thin, athletic or non athletic. Stand up paddling is for everyone on any kind of water. Besides a number of versatile BOGA models like the Deep 8.6ft (wave) Mahine 10.6ft (light riders&small waves), Classic 11ft (all round), Todos 10.2ft (city cruising & small waves), the El Tiburon 11ft or 12.6ft (fitness&touring) and the racemodels Typhoon stock 12.6ft or 14ft (27.5’) or team 12.6ft or 14ft (25,5’)and a line of AIR’s like the Tsunami 12.6ft (race&touring) and BOGA YOGA 10.8’ BOGA was the first SUP brand which designed and produced a BOGA YOGA 11.4ft board in 2010 to practice yoga on. This board turned out to be the most populair board and is used by BOGA floating studio’s worldwide. Within the affordable BOGA line of boards riders of all levels can find a board that fits their needs. Whether they cruise lakes or paddle surf, practice fitness or yoga on the board. BOGA’s line of boards feature the high quality construction, performance and value which riders of all levels should demand. Whether you cruise lakes or paddle surf, the Boga team has designed a quality stand up board and paddle to meet your needs. M&M SUP has been working with BOGA boards since 2011 and is proud to announce another stock of '16 boards are on their way for the school and sales. Let us know if you are considering getting your own board so we can help you out with advice and set up a test ride. 

INDOOR SUP & YOGA IN AMSTERDAM THIS WINTER

As we have so many of our students asking for indoor classes, sup & yoga mainly we are now looking for a pool in Amsterdam to start teaching SUP & YOGA once a week. Prefer to start in January and continue untill March as we go and play out again in April. We'll keep you posted and will let all of know as soon as we have a pool where we can fit ten BOGA YOGA paddleboards for some fun sup & yoga classes.