Standup Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga is the practice of moving through yoga asana while standing on a paddleboard that is floating on the water.
SUP Yoga can be practiced on any body of water: ocean, lake, pool, big puddle, you name it!
- During the cold months I offer indoor classes at the Riverton Community Pool in Portland and at the Woodlands Club (members only) in Falmouth.
- From May – September, I will be teaching classes on the beautiful waters of Casco Bay with Portland Paddle, located at the East End Beach.
If you would like to book SUP Yoga for up to 14 attendees at your pool, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Indoor classes are available from October – May.
SUP Yoga is a great way to improve your balance, strength, flexibility, and mindfulness! By standing on a unstable surface you develop more muscular tone surrounding the joints of the ankles, hips and knees and in the abdominal muscles as your body works to stay stable in response to the movement of the board on the water. Because your body is working so much harder than it usually is, there is less space for distracting thoughts to enter the mind. When you stop paying attention to your body and your breath, that is when you go swimming!
Is it challenging? Yes! But that doesn’t mean you can’t do it. If you can stand on two feet, odds are you can stand on a paddleboard! This is a great way to challenge yourself to try something new without having to worry about getting hurt. If you fall off, the water will catch you!