Paddleboard Instructor, Stephanie RutanStephanie Rutan

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200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) with Yoga Alliance

PaddleFit Certified Level 2 Coach

World Paddle Association Certified Class 1

Florida Master Naturalist – Coastal

CPR, AED, and First Aid Certified

Stephanie loves the sun, connecting with people, and always looking at the sunny side of any situation! She is a Hoosier by heart, moving to Florida in 2014, but has taken to the fun Florida lifestyle like a longtime local! Stephanie is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) with Yoga Alliance and is a PaddleFit Certified Level 2 Coach. She teaches yoga in the studio and on the beach here in southwest Florida.  She also teaches stand up paddle board (SUP) yoga on the sea and gives private/group SUP lessons for those who want to learn the basics of paddling for fitness from an experienced instructor. Stephanie has a Bachelor’s of Science in Wildlife Biology and is a Florida Master Naturalist in the Coastal module. Join Stephanie for an eco tour with us and enjoy learning about plants, wildlife, and our coastal ecosystem while paddling the beautiful, shallow intracoastal waters in our area.

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  • “Hooker Dictionary”

    HOOKER [hoo k-er]

    (Nown) A "hooker" is someone who is absolutely passionate and "hooked" on stand up paddleboarding!

    HOOKER HANGOUT [hoo k-er hang-out]

    (Nown / Verb) This occurs when the Hookers all get together and paddle or drink beer at the shack and just "hangout"

    HOOKER HELPER [hoo k-er hel-per]

    (Nown) When one or more Hooker comes to the aid of another Hooker who is tired, stressed, overworked, or just needs a bloody mary with her lunch, a good laugh, or to know you will kill her enemy for one or more Hookers will come to her aid!

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