Affiliate: Nikki Johnston Beaudoin
Location: 275 Fell Avenue, #114, North Vancouver, BC
Certifications: Paddle Canada Advanced Flatwater Stand Up Paddle Instructor, Canfitpro Personal Training Specialist, Power Yoga Teacher, Yoga For Stiff Guys Teacher, Stand Up Paddle Yoga Instructor (SUP Vancouver), Stand Up Paddle Fitness Instructor, Fit Chicks Fitness & Nutrition Expert (ongoing)
I am a Power Flow Yoga Instructor, as well as a certified Paddle Canada Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Instructor, SUP Yoga & Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer based in North Vancouver, BC.
I have been active all my life, doing competitive gymnastics at a young age, and playing sports like soccer, rugby and swimming in high school. Growing up in a small town, I was always playing outdoors; riding bikes, snowboarding, hiking and sailing among others. That way of life never left me.
I am a lover of outdoor activities, including skiing, mountain biking, hiking, surfing and Stand Up Paddle boarding. I love to sweat and I believe in the power of fitness not only for physical health, but for mental and emotional health. I am happiest in the woods or on the water, and I believe in the holistic benefits of an active outdoor lifestyle.
With a professional background in policy and public relations, I found yoga in grad school eight years go. It helped me through the stress and uncertainty of studies, and brought me back to the agility and flexibility I learned as a young kid in gymnastics. I strongly believes that yoga should be a quintessential part of training for, and recovering from, our favourite sports and outdoor pursuits – and for life in general. Yoga continues to guide me and humble me everyday on and off the mat.
I am trained in Power Flow Yoga through Amazing Yoga with Karen and Sean Conley in Nosara, Costa Rica. I completed my SUP Instructor Training and SUP Yoga Teacher Training in Vancouver with Kristy Wright Schell at Stand Up Paddle Vancouver, where I have taught SUP and SUP Yoga in the summers. I am also certified to teach SUP Fitness through Paddle Into Fitness, based in San Diego, California and am a certified Personal Trainer through Canfitpro.
I contribute to lowerlonsdale.ca on fitness and wellness topics, as well as dabble in freelance on all things SUP via Rapid Media Magazine, Paddle Canada and Paiwen Paddleboards. Passionate about fitness, wellness, nutrition and mostly, being active outside, it is my dream to offer opportunities to others to embrace outdoor fitness and lead an active, outdoor lifestyle. I am proud to be on the Paiwen Girl Paddleboard Team and to be a Brand Ambassador for Ocean Folk, Malarae and Paddle Into Fitness.
Nikki is certified to teach the following Paddle Into Fitness courses: