Nickname
Chicago S.U.P Yoga
Hometown
Chicago
Current city
Chicago, IL
Favorite paddle
Aqua-Bound Lyric
Favorite paddling spot
Montrose Beach
Mary Lou Cerami is a registered Yoga instructor and ACA certified Level 2 Paddleboard instructor. Her pursuits of kayaking, paddleboarding and yoga go beyond fitness to a way of life. Her current goal is to promote the link that paddling shares with yoga and all its benefits.

An avid paddler and outdoor enthusiast, Mary Lou combined her love of nature and teaches Standup Paddleboard (S.U.P) Yoga classes every summer with Kayak Chicago. Balance is key in Mary Lou's life, whether she is teaching a SUP Yoga class at Montrose beach, or working on the latest website for Cutting Edge Practice, for whom she's been a dedicated freelance designer since 2005.

Balance also led Mary Lou to Indo board, for whom she is a Fitness Brand Ambassador & Master-level trainer. The Indo board is s balance board that simulates surfing and balance moves on land. Mary Lou created her own brand of balance class and teaches "Balance Core Yoga" - emphasizing the importance of a strong core, good form and ultimately creating a full body workout that's a lot of fun.

Mary Lou's goal as an instructor is to create a sense of community while sharing the simple beauty of yoga and its path to self-acceptance through awareness of the body. She discovered a healthy active lifestyle can become part of all our lives when fitness itself is made fun and accessible. She strives to inspire that sense of adventure in every connection she is thankful to make.
Specialty
Stand-Up
Accomplishments/Experience
Mary Lou Cerami is a level 2 SUP instructor certified thru the American Canoe Association (ACA), which provides one of the most thorough and safety-conscience watersport certifications in the industry today. Mary Lou is on the collaborative team for SUP Yoga Certification with the ACA and is currently offering trainings for aspiring SUP Yoga instructors in the midwest.