ANCHORED IN MI
Anchored MI started in 2017. We dropped anchor in Michigan. We have a background in yoga, meditation with a true love for water and adventure. We wanted to share and create this experience with the community so we teamed up with the paddle board industry's best, Red Paddle Co. and BOGA YOGA to create a floating studio.
Chris Martindale, Founder and Instructor, is a Michigan State University Alumni and United States Navy veteran. He served with 1st Battalion 5th Marines as a Hospital Corpsman or "Doc" in Camp Pendleton, California. He deployed twice with one deployment to Nawa, Afghanistan in 2009. He discovered the life-changing power of yoga in 2015 as an alternative treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He realized the benefits of yoga could potentially help other veterans and individuals throughout the community and decided to become an instructor. He completed his yoga teacher training training at Yoga State in East Lansing in 2016 and is a 200-Hour Certified Yoga Instructor. He completed his 40-Hour Paddleboard Yoga Teacher Training and World Paddle Association Level 1 Instructor in 2017 through Sarah Tiefenthaler at YogAqua. He completed his Professional Stand Up Paddleboard Association Flat Water Level 1 training in 2018. He teaches throughout the East Lansing and Lansing area. He is the Yoga Coordinator for Team Red, White, and Blue, Veteran Yoga Project Regional Director and founder of Spartan Yoga Project. He encourages all individuals to try the practice of yoga whether in the studio or on the water.
200 HR CERTIFIED YOGA INSTRUCTOR, WORLD PADDLE ASSOCIATION CLASS 1 INSTRUCTOR, 40 HR PADDLEBOARD YOGA INSTRUCTOR, PROFESSIONAL STAND UP PADDLE ASSOCIATION FLAT WATER LEVEL 1 INSTRUCTOR, TRAUMA INFORMED YOGA INSTRUCTOR
FIREFLY HOT YOGA YOGA INSTRUCTOR, YOGA COORDINATOR TEAM RED, WHITE, & BLUE, FOUNDER SPARTAN WARRIOR PROJECT, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY YOGA INSTRUCTOR, VETERANS YOGA PROJECT REGIONAL DIRECTOR, WOUNDED WARRIOR