Learning happens in a joyful atmosphere where fun, playfulness and exploration can unfold. Our planning, guiding and teaching is based on respecting and work with the forces of nature to give our clients of every age, body condition and previous water experience the best enjoyable Stand Up Paddle experience. We are ASI qualified and certified instructors and our professional and personal backgrounds are supporting the best experience you can have for your SUP learning and outing.
HEIKE, a fully qualified SUP Instructor at ZEN SUP. She holds ASI qualifications in water safety and rescue, in SUP Level 1 (flat waters) and Level 2 (exposed waters). Growing up in Germany, she studied social pedagogue, later art therapy and worked for more than 20 years as a counsellor in Berlin underline her social competence. A change of life brought her 2015 to Portugal where she now enjoys to live and work together with John. She speaks German, English and Portuguese are getting better every day.
JOHN, the founder and leading instructor at ZEN SUP. He is fully qualified and holds ASI qualifications in water safety and rescue, in SUP Level 1 (flat waters) and Level 2 (exposed waters) and Downwinding. Growing up in Ireland, he accumulated many years of experience in water related activities, including rowing, windsurfing and sailing. Furthermore he has studied extensively the eastern traditions of yoga and meditation and holds numerous certifications in both disciplines. Now he brings those years of expertise to ZEN SUP. John speaks English and his German and Portuguese are getting better every day.
LUNA, the ZEN SUP dog. She exemplifies what it means to be in balance, to be chill and to be ZEN. Luna speaks the language of the heart.
We look forward to welcoming you soon at ZEN SUP!