Our Instructors are selectively recruited not only for their amazing surfing skills but also for their ability to teach and recognize the opportunity given to them to educate and enroll future paddlers to this awesome sports. They are well trained, enthusiatic, supportive, encouraging, crazy fun and love to share their passion. This is Daniele WWS team member and Federal instructor based in Tuscany. Feel free to contact him for SUP lessons in rivers or sea.
Where do you feel most alive & with whom?
The river is my muse & has brought mountain mermaids that bolster me in the hardest of times...and share in joy, laughter, play & straight up shenanigans!! #soulsister#riversup#playhard
Last year my horoscope told me that 2017 was slated to be the best year of my life. I was optimistic and maybe a little skeptical but hey, it sounded pretty great. Looking back at photos from this year I'd have to say it was pretty damn good. With lots of big ups there were downs. I have no photos of the times I was literally crying looking down a steep chute at the top of the Rockies overcome with fear, or the reality of living in a tiny van with one person for two months and the stress that puts on your relationship, or working the entire month of August without a day off. But I grew tremendously from those experiences and I know I'm better for it.
This year my travels reconnected me with beloved old friends like Heather Heinz, Cat Cannon, Megan Davin, and brought new and deeper friendships with Anna Levesque, Casi Rynkowski and Claire Smallwood. Not to forget the deepening of friendships in my own community and home here in the Berkshires. These friendships inspire me.
I grew professionally in 2017. From being one of the first staff members of SheJumps and growing our partnerships program, to leading my first week long SUP program at Kripalu and teaching my first yoga class of 70 people this week. (eep!) My work at Mountainside provides me with deep connection to the heart and healing power of sitting in a circle around a fire and bearing souls.
And then there is my adventure buddy and life partner Jebb. I'm proud of the life we're crafting together, the fun we've had, and the low points we've rebounded from. Marriage is hard work and worth it. This year I learned to shift my perspective and always work to see the good.
So I could say 2017 was one of the best for me. I already read my horoscope for Libra and the planet Jupiter that I had in my chart all year that made it so good is moving into the area of earned income. So that's pretty exciting! I'll check back with you next year and see how that went! 😜 #2017 #supinstructor#iamsj#optoutside#supyoga#vanlife#kripalu#campcrystalkai#crystalcoast#powderhighway#friends#authentic#conquerfeartgatswhywerhere#livelove#naturenurtures#meetmeinthemountains#bicsup#foundsero#forceofnature
Some days I wish we could go right from the greens of summer to white of winter. But then there is November and early December. Glory to the grays and browns to the fog and stick season. Teaches me patience and to enjoy those special days even more. These lillies pads get infused almost daily by sacred floating meditations on lake mahkenak. Definitely a special place💚💚 Thanks for the photo @searchingforsero@kripalucenter#stickseason#sup#supinstructor#supyoga#mindfulpaddle#lovetheearth
“I let my paddle do all the work” was my answer to a surfer in the line up who is getting into SUP Surfing. From catching the wave, making cut backs or turning around after the wave is done, effective use of the paddle is essential for energy conservation and enjoyment. See you out there! @oxbow@hornet_watersports@croakies#standuppaddling#supinstructor#supsurf
Our Partnership Director @tracyremelius was recently featured on @searchingforsero. "I'm loving this picture from their post," she says. "To me I look strong and confident. I've never had the women's 'ideal' body. I remember the first time I wished I was skinnier was in second grade. Now I put myself out there and work in my bathing suit most days as a #supinstructor I'm standing on the shoulders of giants who are fueling the body positive movement. Feeds like @wildandweightless inspire me. Women's campaigns in advertising like #forceofnature People like @casirynkowskiwho's working within the #sup industry and pushing forward a story beyond bros and bikini girls. The women I know through @shejumps who are working hard to make the outdoors accessible to ALL women. So here's me-just a regular athletic woman enjoying life in her swimsuit...how radical!" #iamsj#sup