Michele Benton is a Level 1 SUP Instructor with the American Canoe Association, currently teaching SUP skills, SUP Yoga, and private group classes in New Smyrna Beach and Crystal River, Florida. One of Michele’s goals is to enhance creativity, connection, and culture by taking her students out of the traditional studio setting and moving their practice into nature. While her Roots board is what she uses personally, she finds putting students on the Evolve Inflatables is a great way to get more access to the mangroves of New Smyrna Beach and the springs of Crystal River. Michele’s training in alignment and anatomy in Yoga transitions beautifully to Yoga on Paddleboards. Using the actions and cues of alignment based Yoga helps even beginner students stay balanced on the boards and most importantly have fun doing Yoga on the water. “I love sharing the joy and work of Yoga and SUP Yoga with others and helping them on their journey towards living a healthier and happier life.” Michele offers classes and workshops in New Smyrna Beach and Crystal River, Florida as well as SUP and Yoga retreats in various places. Visit omsunshine.com to learn more.