Jeramie Vaine is a SUP, Yoga and SUP yoga teacher
Jeramie Vaine is a SUP, Yoga and SUP Yoga teacher. As a teenager he created his own traveling wakeboard coaching company in New England. At the age of 19 he was invited to Charleston, SC. He brought his coaching skills down south. Where he was asked to build a wakeboard school at the world renown ski school and ski lake, Trophy Lakes. While his summers where tied up in entrepreneurial endeavors in the watersports industry. The winters brought him back to New England. Here he played collegiate hockey for fours years. Received an Environmental Engineering Degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA.
Today you will find Jeramie traveling the world. Sharing his passions of stand up paddleboarding, yoga and stand up paddleboard yoga. Working with companies like Werner Paddles and Wanderlust Festivals, he is able to reach a wide demographical audience. But it does not stop with just being an traveling instructor. Jeramie also is a contributor to numerous online and print media publications. Sharing tips and techniques to a large audience. He also utilizes his social media presence to encourage others to get outside and live!
Who is Jeramie Vaine
Today Jeramie Vaine lives a very differently life than six years ago. His career and his lifestyle has changed. And everyday is changes a bit more. But now there is a goal, a vision. One who loves to share with others.
Rewind this life back ten years. I was 27 years old going on 47. I was managing construction projects all around eastern Massachusetts. My stress level was at an all time high. My days consisted of meetings with older, wiser men. All who called me a “kid”, with a lot to learn. The construction industry, whether you agree or not, is as macho as you can get. Everyday I went to work I defended my ego, puffed out my chest, swore a lot and acted “like a man”. If I didn’t, the guys I worked with saw it as weakness and walked all over me. Or at least that is what I thought.
Collegiate Ice Hockey
If working construction wasn’t enough of an ego battle, I had hockey. Standing a towering five foot four inches but my brain led me to believe I was six foot plus. Always challenging everyone, reacting to every situation and having an ego the size of the rink. I was told forever I was to small, not good enough, so instead my ego took over. Showing everyone how big I was. The reality, I was fighting a battle inside. Yes I overcame a lot of obstacles and did pretty well. But there were some scares on the inside. I always had to prove myself, show people I could do what I wanted.
I grew up on the water wakeboarding, I really loved it. Becoming a local regional rider at a young age was a dream come true. But ice hockey was my passion and growing up in New England, I could play year round. Wakeboarding was a seasonal hobby and once again I faced obstacles. With hockey and college becoming my focus I let wakboarding slip away. Until I left construction and no longer had a chance playing competitive ice hockey. At the ripe old age of 29 I started competing in wakeboarding again. It was a six year hiatus. Living in the mountains of Colorado something inspired me. And this time when I came back, I was focussed and passionate. Coaching came back into my life. Then the thoughts about yoga. How to be the best at what I was doing.
Competing at the amateur level, I had grand visions. At 30 years old, I was well beyond my prime. The ego was still strong as ever and no one was going to tell me I couldn’t do it. So I left the mountains of Colorado, for Florida. The mecca of Wakeboarding. In a matter of a year everything was falling into place, My riding getting better. Connecting with pros and industry people. I saw the future unfolding. Until real life hit me in the face, I needed to pay for this venture. The country still in a bad place post 2008, I couldn’t land a construction job. Worse than that, I could not get a job. Then one day I awoke to the reality, that the boat on wakeboarding left. Without me.
Stand Up Paddleboarding
This is when my life changed. I was introduced to SUP. Then yoga. And then they both were combined to fuel a passion. As someone who has come a long way from the days of working construction and destroying my body from the inside and out. I can relate to all the fears, doubts and questions about why should I try stand up paddling, paddleboard yoga or yoga. My goal isn’t to change you. It is just to open your eyes to the endless possibilities. The rest is up to you.