“As a yoga teacher my intention is often love and bringing people together. Individually we are one drop, together we are an ocean.”
KULA SUP IS FAR MORE THAN WHAT MEETS THE EYE.
Owner and creator, Angie Hall, is a master at developing and fostering a passionate tribe of like-minded, water-loving, nature-appreciating individuals. This is a key component in feeling confident exploring your personal boundaries while on the board. The Kula SUP experience creates the prime environment for gently pushing yourself to that magical place just outside your comfort zone where the most internal development occurs. Your playful switch automatically turns on while adventuring with the Kula SUP Tribe. Falling off the board generates laughter instead of embarrassment. The ultimate serenity found while alone on your board aids the stress, anxiety, fear, and judgement in dropping away. It is like the reset button to clear the mind of life’s daily clutter.
There is nothing but camaraderie and support from the crew that Kula SUP attracts. The community continues to escapade in the wild even when the SUP season winds down. If the Kula SUP Tribe sounds like something you want to be a part of, sign up for one of our adventures today! Let’s play outside together!
Kula SUP founder Angie Hall is a Yoga Alliance registered E-RYT 200, American Red Cross certified lifeguard, and Paddle Fit/SUP Yoga certified.
As a former Junior Olympic gymnast Angie has always been passionate about fitness. She became a personal trainer in 2006 and then a certified Yoga Instructor in 2010. After spending over 10 years working in the fitness industry she found her true love for the outdoors when she took an 8-week road trip camping around the United States in the summer of 2015. She then decided to combine her love for fitness and the outdoors when she discovered Paddle boarding to be the perfect fit for both her passions!
Angie’s classes are charged with her positive energy and uplifting spirit. She smoothly incorporates her passion for movement, and the outdoors into every class. As an instructor, her goal is to unite individuals from all walks of life, as we are all reminded of the love, respect, and gratitude we have for each other, and ourselves. She provides a safe and fun environment for her students to have the best experience on land and out on the water.
The man, the myth, the legend
Where did the name Kula come from?…
Kula the tortoise, of course!
Kula is Angie’s 40lb. Sulcata Tortoise.
He is 20 years old and Angie named him when she was 10 years old not knowing the meaning behind the name.
In Sanskrit Kula means Love and Community.
I played volleyball in college (and that’s how I met my husband)
I grew up in Johnstown, PA so I’m obviously a Steelers fan
I drink coffee every day and can’t go without it
I’m a runner and belong to the Fusion Running Club
My favorite treat is salted dark chocolate
Kristin discovered her enthusiasm for yoga starting in 2007 after completing the Brand-New Beginner classes at Empowered Yoga. She hoped to strengthen her body, but soon learned that yoga had much more of an impact on her overall wellness. Kristin has always been interested in yoga workshops and continuing education courses, so she took the next step and completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2018-2019.
Kristin’s experience as a pediatric physical therapist has given her a strong foundation in anatomy and movement. In her classes she is always willing to break down and modify a pose to help her students feel the essence of the posture while preventing injuries. Kristin is also interested in introducing yoga to special populations and is in the process of receiving training in adaptive yoga.
Kristin is so grateful for all of the talented teachers in the Newark yoga community and the wonderful yogis who join us to practice each week. Special thanks to Rachel for being a wonderful mentor and Angie for introducing her to SUP (stand up paddle boarding) and supporting her to spread her wings to teach SUP yoga with KULA SUP. She couldn’t have made this journey without her husband, Andy who encourages and supports her every day, but especially with running and teaching yoga.
Meaghan is a 200 hour RYT focused on creating mindful opportunities for breath and movement. Starting her practice for physical aspects, Meaghan quickly learned the benefits of yoga for the mind as well. Personally, Meaghan has used yoga to work through grief and anxiety, giving her peace during the everyday challenges of life. With a passion for teaching vinyasa classes, Meaghan offers classes for all levels that are both physical and alignment based. With detailed cues, she is able to bring awareness to the connection between body and breath – giving her students a well rounded practice in the present moment. Meaghan loves teaching yoga, creating community, and you’ll be hard pressed to find a class without some smiles and laughter.
Say "HELLO!" to Joe & Jon!
Jon, Angie's partner and Joe, her brother are always there for Kula SUP rain or wind or beaming sunshiney day! Setting up boards, taking awesome drone footage, saving the day when disaster strikes! They are superheroes.
"There are many things I love about Kula SUP. Of course I love the paddles, the opportunity to connect with nature, the wine tours, and unforgettable retreats, but I think what I love most is the feeling Kula SUP creates. By bringing people together, Kula SUP creates community, togetherness, and positivity. I never would have met some of the amazing people I now know or have had some of my most cherished experiences if it weren’t for Kula SUP. And of course, I love Angie. There is no Kula SUP without Angie. I believe the universe puts certain people in your life during certain times, and Angie came into my life right when I needed it. I had just quit my job in a cut-throat industry I had been unhappy in for three years and moved back home to Delaware from Philly. I had no idea what I was going to do next, what direction I had, or where I even belonged. That’s when I found Kula SUP. The feeling of community and acceptance Angie creates with her business kept me coming back every time. Now it is my third season with Kula SUP, and I couldn’t imagine life without it. Being a part of the Kula SUP Tribe is so special and important to me, I find myself wanting to share it with others so they too can experience the beauty of togetherness Kula SUP naturally creates. I have loved watching Kula SUP grow and seeing the positive influence it has had on it’s community. I could not be more thankful to be a part of this tribe, and I can’t wait to see where Kula SUP takes us next! #tribelife #kulasupknowswhatsup"
"Kula SUP is beyond amazeballs."
"Angie is great! She is patient and very informative with newbies. She shows you the ropes and makes sure you are comfortable before heading out. It was a gorgeous night on the lake and a wonderful time with friends. Can't wait for the next time!"
"I love going out ok Lake Como with Kula SUP! It’s a great experience, Angie is very kind, patient and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!"