Nichole Baughman, owner of Stratty Paddle Company, is a mother of 2 (14 and 17) and a registered nurse first assistant in the operating room. Born and raised in Cape May County, Nichole has always had a love for the ocean and the beach. She began surfing at 12 years old and in 2011 started paddle boarding. In 2015, Nichole became a certified Baptiste power yoga instructor with 200 hours of training with Grace and Glory Yoga. In 2016, she became a certified paddle yoga and instructor with Itswell Yoga and in 2019 earned a 20 hour certification in yin yoga teacher training. Nichole is truly passionate about paddle boarding, surfing and all modalities of yoga and loves to teach people to step out of their comfort zone and try something new. She has an extensive knowledge about paddle boarding, paddle safety and rescue techniques. 

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Our Teachers

  • Lisa

    Lisa Chetalo is a 200-hour trained yoga teacher. Her classes not only put the fun back in yoga but you can also expect a fulfilling practice. She leads from the heart on and off the mat. She has taught yoga for almost 10 years at Itswell Yoga & Paddle, the beach, farms, and is most known for her charitable classes at the Cape May County Zoo. Her children (human & furry) are her life’s passion and the love she shares with all is contagious whether you’ve known her for one minute or a lifetime.
  • Kayleigh

    Kayleigh is a South Jersey native whose career offered her a taste of the Rocky Mountains and New England. To no surprise, the beach called her home where she now lives in Linwood. Kayleigh completed her 200 hr RYT in 2017 and considers herself lucky to have not only completed several additional trainings but also taught classes all over the country. In 2022, she co-hosted a yoga and surfing retreat in Cambutal, Panama with 20 travelers. Kayleigh loves to paddle board, surf and run. Stratty Paddle allows Kayleigh to combine her lifelong love of the water with her extensive yoga knowledge. Expect class with Kayleigh to be lighthearted and all about finding flow and fun!
  • Catherine

    Catherine was born and raised in South Jersey. Life took her to Los Angeles where she earned her 200 RYT in 2015. SUP Yoga and SUP training with Michelle Gierst of Olympus SUP Fit and Erin O’Malley Sunset Stand Up Paddle. Catherine has taught in Redondo Beach Harbor and assisted at Wanderlust Festivals. She looks forward to being part of SUP yoga with Stratty Paddle at home in her favorite Jersey Shower destination, Strathmere.

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