Nicole Roebuck

Brave Souls Yoga

Paddle Into Fitness Affiliate Nicole Roebuck

Location: Mammoth Lakes, California

Certifications: WPA, PIF SUPYOGA, RYT 500, Certified Therapeutic Yoga Teacher, B.S. Psyc.

Available for: Workshops, Small Group Guiding, Private Lessons, Demos, and Retreats

Nicole stepped onto a clunky 12ft SUP board for the first time in 2008 while living in Hawaii, and was immediately entranced! It felt like walking on water and was a peaceful, yet exhilarating new way to experience the ocean. A native of Santa Barbara, California, Nicole grew up with a deep connection to the ocean. She fell in love with surfing and snowboarding while pursuing her BS in Psychology at UC San Diego and raced competitively on their undefeated Ski and Snowboard Team. At the age of 23, Nicole was diagnosed with osteoporosis and severe hormone deficiencies after sustaining multiple serious injuries three years in a row while racing and spending eight weeks confined to a wheel chair. In order to get back on her feet, she turned to the practice of yoga and discovered Pilates, working hard and strengthening her spine.

Finally out of chronic pain, Nicole moved to Maui, Hawaii where she continued to pursue natural ways to heal. She spent as much time in the water as possible and borrowed that old SUP board whenever she could! Nicole traveled to the island of Kauai for her first yoga training, YogAlign RYT200, where she found deep healing from her battle with anxiety and insomnia. In 2013, she attended her first Therapeutic Yoga training by Cheri Clampett and Arturo Peal, an amazing loving and knowledgable pair. They gave her the confidence to begin teaching and sharing her love of making yoga accessible to everyone and supporting them in their own healing.

Nicole completed her Paddle Into Fitness SUP Yoga teacher certification in Spring 2014, which was the missing link, enabling her to bring her love of SUP, surfing, and the ocean up to her home now back in the mountains of Mammoth Lakes, Ca. She was also pleasantly surprised to learn proper paddle technique after doing it wrong for so many years! Nicole was stoked to find an inspirational and supportive SUP community through Gillian, the PIF team, and all her fellow PIF ambassadors.

Nicole is excited to continue to share the healing power of water and joy of SUP and Therapeutic Yoga surrounded by breathtaking views deep in the mountains! She is also looking forward to fueling her love of travel and exploration by developing retreats for her new company Brave Souls Yoga and continuing to assist PIF trainings and workshops around the globe.

Nicole has most recently completed her advanced Therapeutic Yoga training w/ Cheri Clampett and Arturo Peal, and is keeping her racing roots alive by teaching Therapeutic Yoga for the Mammoth Mountain Ski and Snowboard Teams. She also completed her 500 hour RYT in Peru and Bali, trips of a lifetime, w/ renowned yogi Deborah Koehn and Yoga Adventure.

Nicole is certified to teach the following Paddle Into Fitness courses:

This lesson will teach you the basics of stand up paddle boarding. It covers ocean safety, proper stance and form, and paddle techniques. The price includes a board, paddle, and a leash. No matter what your experience or level of fitness, you will be paddling your very first session!
Advanced SUP © Building off the beginner sup lesson, this session will work on your stroke technique to get you paddling like a pro! We will break down your stroke mechanics and use drills to get you paddling faster and more efficiently. Each class will include SUP interval training and practice on race starts, turns, and finishes.Gentle Wave © Move at a gentle pace as you balance the mind & body through meditation, breathing techniques, and asanas (physical postures) in this Hatha style class. Postures are often held longer to slowly release tension, free the joints, cleanse the body, and enable the mind to quiet. The class culminates to blissful relaxation on your board, leaving you feeling happy and free!
Nautical Flow © Develop better balance, coordination, and body strength by linking Ujjayi breathing to asanas (physical postures) through a series of sun salutations in this energizing Vinyasa class. The connection with movement and breath will ease the mind and allow you to experience a sense of peace and tranquility. The class culminates to blissful relaxation on your board, leaving you feeling happy and free!
Surfer Sculpt © Let the surf and sand take your fitness to a whole new level! From beach-based movement training and endurance-focused paddle drills to on the board balance training and a SUP yoga-inspired cool-down, this comprehensive exercise experiences blends cardio, strength, flexibility, and balance into a fun total-body workout that's sure to score you a sculpted surfer's physique.

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