Nash SUP Team

Megan Wage- Owner/Instructor

Megan is the founder and owner of Nashville SUP & Yoga. She is a native Floridian and knew she had to find a way to get out on the water in landlocked Nashville. In 2015 Megan got certified in SUP Yoga & World Paddle Association (WPA) and began teaching SUP Yoga. Recently Megan became certified as an Instructor Trainer with Professional Stand Up Paddle Association (PSUPA) to lead her own certifications for Level 1 and Level 2 instructors. After 7 years her love for paddling is only growing deeper!

Dawn Barbutes – Instructor

Dawn grew up being active with athletics. The need for a low impact workout originally led her to yoga. What she found after just a few practices was less stress and anxiety throughtout each day. In the summer of 2017 she tried Paddleboard yoga with Nashville SUP and Yoga and it changed her practice for the better.Being on the board forces one to be more focused and uses so many muscles we don’t use on land to stay standing or even kneeling on a board. Yoga is tougher on the water but at the same time much more fun! In the fall of 2018 she took the plunge and got certified to teach on the water! This summer is her first full summer with Nashville SUP and Yoga and she couldn’t be more excited about it!

Alicia Bequette – Instructor

Alicia Bequette is a mom of 2 energetic boys, a dog named Linda and one very lucky chicken. Being on the water is her ultimate happy place – the place that allows her mind to rest and her entire being to relax, while reconnecting directly with nature. The repetition of paddling feels primitive and ancestral, as it is wonderfully simplistic and less intrusive on the water, allowing you to absorb your surroundings in a quiet way. Alicia believes everyone can paddle, and she would love to extend an invitation for you to take a day for yourself to get outside with the fun-loving, open-armed, smiling staff at Nashville Sup & Yoga. It’s family friendly, and you will enjoy & appreciate the entire experience. She is a World Paddle Association (WPA) Class I Certified Instructor and certified in CPR with the American Heart Association.

Elizabeth Seiters – Instructor

A native to Tn, Elizabeth grew up seeking water, creativity, spirituality, the natural world, and nurturing the growth of young children. Her love of yoga and teaching deepened in 2017 when she began the 200 hr YTT Independent Study with Kali Yuga Yoga and soon after in 2018 dove into SUP yoga training with Nashville SUP & Yoga. The chakra system, Ayurvedic health, and stilling the mind with meditation and vinyasa movement enriches her practice. Off the board, Elizabeth shares life in East Nashville with her partner Dan, four children, small flock of chickens, bees, and flourishing garden. She also is a ceramicist, painter, and early childhood assistant at Linden Waldorf School. Elizabeth has been teaching for Nash SUP since 2017.

Kara Adams – Instructor

Kara’s love for yoga took her by surprise. She was first introduced to yoga after complications from a surgery which caused severe damage to her inner ear. Through yoga Kara was able to re-train her  brain into creating balance. Kara is certified in Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Chair Yoga, Yoga sculpt, SUP yoga and level 1 paddleboard.  She’s currently continuing her journey through My Vinyasa Practice to complete her 500hr certification by the end of the year. Outside of yoga, Kara is the Director of Family Voices of Tennessee, a statewide not-for-profit for health-care professionals and families of children w/ special healthcare needs, chronic illnesses, and/or disabilities.  Kara enjoys spending time with her son, Kael, husband Boo and their 3 dogs. 

Gerrick Gann – Deck Crew

Gerrick is a Gallatin native. He has homeschooled since kindergarten and has taken classes at WEB Tutorial in Nashville since 2016. He took his first yoga class when he was 10 years old and began paddling at 16 during the COVID-19 pandemic. During his free time he also enjoys 3-D design, stop-motion animation, writing, hiking, and chess.

Sydney Bell – Deck Crew

Sydney has always lived in TN, but she has lived in Gallatin for about 8 years now. She graduated from Beech High School in 2020 and now attends college in Chattanooga. She went paddle boarding every now and then when she could on vacations and then went to her first yoga class during the summer of 2020. She started paddled more regularly that summer as well. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her dogs, training for triathlons, and reading.