Sami Glascott, Owner/Lead Instructor
It's really no surprise that I find refuge in yoga and standup paddle boarding. In my youth I was a competitive gymnast (go West High Eagles!) and was two classes away from a dance (modern) major in college (geology won). In my twenties, I was part of the Free Spirit sailing club on a 48 ft trimaran and sailed around every island in the Hawaiian Islands. While living in Guam, I became a PADI Divemaster with my dive buddy who would eventually become my husband. We were fortunate enough to dive all over Micronesia and Southeast Asia including Palau, Truk, Bali, Okinawa, Saipan, Titian, Rota, Australia, and the Philippines where we dove the most beautiful and healthy reef named Kalima (a name we later gave our daughter).
After my daughter was born, I tried a hot yoga class with Rick Resnick at Laughing Lotus and was hooked. I followed him to Anchorage Yoga where I discovered Katey Inman and vinyasa yoga. I received my 200 hour yoga certificate in Anchorage Yoga's first teacher training class (Class Eka). A year later, I participated in the Yoga Journal Conference in San Francisco and in San Diego where I tried my first SUP Yoga class (and my first time on a paddleboard). Once again I was hooked as my love for yoga united with my love for the water. Pure bliss. I returned a few months later to earn my certificate as a SUP and SUP Yoga instructor with Gillian Gibree and in the summers that followed I taught Anchorage's first SUP Yoga classes in partnership with Lululemon as well as SUP Yoga classes for Alaska Wilderness SUP. In 2016, I became a Master SUP Trainer which allows me to certify SUP, SUP Yoga, SUP Fitness, and Pool Fitness instructors and ensure that safety is top of mind for SUP instructors and students and do my part to grow the sport in Alaska. I continue to practice yoga and paddle every chance I get in Anchorage and in my travels (Hawaii, Guam, Mexico, St. Croix, Florida, San Diego) and love sharing my passion with students.
Credentials: Yin Yoga Teacher Training (Deha Yoga), Paddle Into Fitness (PIF) Master SUP Trainer, PIF Ambassador, WPA Paddleboard Instructor Level 1 and 2, PIF/Yoga Alliance SUP, SUP Yoga and SUP Fitness Instructor ( Level 1 and Level 2), BOGAFIT Level 1, Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Anchorage Yoga), CPR, AED, and Basic First Aid, PADI Rescue Diver and Divemaster.
Recent Teachings: Anchorage Museum Gentle Yoga, Kid's Don't Float Alaska Boating Safety Program, Alaska Club Floating Fitness, Unravel yoga classes for various clients