Stand Up Paddle, SUP Yoga, YOGA, Lifeguard & Freedive Certified Instructor
New mom, adventurer, water sports enthusiast, sea lover and mermaid at heart. Fatima is the founder and senior instructor of AWAKE: Stand Up Paddle, Mermaids and SUP Yoga School.
Established in Tulum since 2013. Born and raised in Monterrey, she found a deep sense of peace and self-discovery practicing yoga at the age of eighteen, after losing both her mom and dad in a motorcycle accident.
She made her way into the aquatic scene starting at the age of six, practicing waterboard and slalom skiing. Gymnastics, athletics, snow skiing and snowboard are some of the sports she has practiced.
Throughout the years she discovered that practicing SUP Yoga and free diving is a way for her to keep a strong bond with nature, mind and spirit.
·October 2017 - Master Certification Program Stand Up Paddle, SUP Yoga & SUP Fitness by Paddle Into Fitness, San Diego, California.
·February 2016 - RYT 200 hrs Yoga Alliance by Amazing Yoga at Tulum, México.
·November 2015 - RYT 100 hrs Yoga Alliance by Amazing Yoga at Tulum, México.
·April 2015 - AIDA International Freediving Course Certification, Tulum, México.
·June 2014 - RYT 200 hrs Yoga Alliance by Global Yoga Shala at Tulum, México.
·May 2014 - Stand Up Paddle Instructor, Water Safety / SUP Education by World Paddle Association.
·July 2013 - First Aid / CPR Training by Cruz Roja Mexicana.
·March 2013 - SUP Yoga / Fitness Training - Paddle Into Fitness Ambassador, Punta Mita, Riviera Nayarit.
·August 2015 - Campeonato Estatal Clásico del Rey, Playa Delfines, Cancún Quintana Roo - 1st. Place Woman’s Technical Race.
·December 2014 - Campeonato Estatal Tradicional Invierno Surfer, Playa Chac Mool, Cancún, Quintana Roo - 1st. Place Woman’s Technical Race.
·August 2014 - 1st. Nash N1SCO Race, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo - 1st. Place Distance, 1st. Place Sprints, 1st. Place Mix - Relays.
·February 2014 - Maya Fusion SUP Race, Playa Mamitas, Playa de Carmen, Quintana Roo - 1st. Place Woman’s Technical Race.
·July 2013 - Serie SUP Masters, Valle de Bravo, 1st. Place Woman’s Technical Race.
Follow Fátima’s adventures on Instagram @fativs
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