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  • Jo Moseley

A Conversation with Camilla Todd - SUP + Soul Retreats, Life Coaching + Backing Yourself

I am thrilled to welcome Camilla Todd to The Joy of SUP Podcast. I met Cami on Instagram and loved her energy and passion for wellbeing of people and the planet. I was really keen to find out more about SUP & Soul, her wellness and water retreats. You can listen to the episode here:

In this episode Cami talks about making a big decision at a turning point in her life to become a SUP instructor, following a difficult few years. It is really inspiring to hear how she took that leap of faith to back her herself and how the support of life coaching and her partner helped her see the opportunities before her and go for them. She really helped me understand the value of life coaching and why she is now combining it on her wellness and water retreats.

Cami discovered the power of SUP in 2015 on a trip to Canada - a story I think you will love although a little hair raising! She was immediately in love with the sport. In 2019 she trained as an ASI SUP Instructor in Portugal and officially launched SUP & Soul in 2020. Here is her vision for it: “My vision is to create SUP experiences and retreats that combine the power of paddleboarding, nature and blue space with mindful practices to help enable people to care for themselves, each other and our planet. I strongly believe in the benefits of self care, compassion and finding calm in this chaotic world. I believe we can find this through reconnecting with nature and in turn we can use this connection to become nature ambassadors who will move mountains to protect what we love. That’s the purpose behind SUP & Soul.”

In this episode we talk about:

  • The power of life coaching

  • Following your dreams and backing yourself

  • Feeling the fear and doing it anyway

  • The kindness of strangers in encouraging us to believe in ourselves

  • Building self confidence

  • Becoming a SUP instructor with ASI and what that entails

  • SUP in Canada

  • Blue health and blue mind

  • How paddleboarding allows you to see a different perspective on life + your thoughts

  • Water and wellness retreats

  • Pivoting your paddleboarding business in a pandemic

  • Rediscovering the joy of play as we get older

  • Using an anchor to enjoy a quiet moment on the water

  • Being kind to yourself and body confidence

Cami talks about using an anchor on her paddleboard. Here is a link to what she uses: (not an affiliate link!) Boatworld SUP Anchor

You can listen to the episode here.

Thank you for listening! I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did recording it. I love Cami's commitment to water and wellness and how she bravely decided to follow her dreams and bring her unique paddleboarding ideas to the world and help others.

I would love to hear what you enjoyed the most! Please do get in touch on Instagram is @thejoyofsuppodcast_ Follow #thejoyofsuppodcast on Twitter and Instagram Facebook TheJoyofSUPPodcast Website Wishing you sunshine and joy, thank you for listening, Jo x Please always put safety first and get the right advice for your training + body. Episode recorded December 2020 before Lockdown 3 in the UK.

Photo copyright to Cami Todd of SUP and Soul UK.


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