Amelia Travis, Founder & CEO of Stoked Yogi Bio
Stoked Yogi founder Amelia Travis is a Yoga Alliance registered E-RYT 200 and American Red Cross certified lifeguard. Trained in classical Indian yoga in the Sivananda tradition, she has a strong foundation in both anatomy and philosophy, and skillfully weaves knowledge of both into her classes, retreats, and teacher trainings.
Amelia has trained over one hundred sixty five yoga instructors how to adapt the practice of yoga safely to the stand up paddle board and is the author of Aqua Asana: A Comprehensive Guide to SUP Yoga. She has a teaching style of clear and concise anatomy based cueing, interwoven with the wisdom of Vedic philosophy and a spirit of devotion. Her classes cultivate a spirit of gratitude for the natural environment and respect for each yogi’s unique journey into self-inquiry.
After breaking her back in a surfing accident in 2012, Amelia realized that life is too short to do anything but what you love. She lives each day now by the Stoked Yogi mantra: Set your intention, then breathe it to life.
Surfing, paddling, and yoga are tools to realizing life’s deeper, divine purpose: to live each day to the fullest, embracing the present moment and exploring it’s infinite beauty.