I grew up on Oahu in Hawaii often outside, in the oceans or mountains whenever I wasn't in the dance studio. I moved to California for College, and was transferred to the East Coast as a technical recruiter. My first and only corporate job. Moved to NYC in 2002 to learn how to teach Pilates. Began a 10+ year long career in fitness before getting married, having twins and moving to Westchester.
I have been fortunate enough to stay home with my twins the last 4 years and have finally got back to my own fitness routine of Crossfit and Yoga/Pilates. I really enjoyed being able to drive down the road and take a yoga class on the water. I didn't want that option to go away, so when I heard the other SUP business in Harbor Island Park was closing, I jumped at the opportunity to keep SUP here.
Certifications & Qualifications
Pilates expert Instructor
Certified SUP Yoga Instructor
ASI Certified SUP Instructor for Enclosed, Open water and Rescue.
Level 1 and Level 2 Crossfit Instructor
20+ years of paddling and water sport experience including sailing, surfing and scuba
American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard
Helena Svedin has joined Mamaroneck Paddle as our Yoga instructor.
Helena was born and raised in Sweden and believes life is an exciting adventure sprinkled with learning opportunities. She received her Master's Degree of Laws from the University of Stockholm and worked in the banking and insurance industry until she moved abroad with her family. Helena now lives in Greenwich, Connecticut and works as a certified Positive Psychology Coach and Yoga teacher. She is a curious world traveler and a strong athlete. Rarely does she miss out on an opportunity to learn something new! Check out her land classes and learn more about her by visiting her website