What exactly is a stand up paddle board?
A stand up paddle board (SUP) is like a giant surfboard, around 10 foot long they are very stable. You stand up on them and use a paddle to maneuver through the water. In our SUP Yoga classes they act like a floating yoga mat. The boards are firmly anchored during the class so you won’t move around too much or float away.
What is stand up paddle board yoga (SUP Yoga)?
Stand Up Paddle board Yoga is yoga performed on a paddle board.
Do I need to know how to swim?
Yes. Because the body needs to move freely on the board, we do not wear life vests or the board’s ankle leash during the yoga practice portion of class. If you fall in, you must be able to tread water, swim back to your board and climb back on.
What should I wear?
Wear clothing such as yoga shorts or pants. Something you feel both comfortable doing yoga in and aren’t worried about adjusting or falling out in certain places, but most of all something you don’t mind getting wet.
What should I bring?
A water bottle to stay hydrated, sun block, a towel, change of clothes, and water shoes or sandals are highly recommended as the boat landing/beach we launch from may have small rocks or slippery spots. You can take them off once you’re on the board and secure them under the bungee cord (tether).
Can I come on my own?
Of course you can, many people choose to attend the class independently and there is a friendly, fun and supportive atmosphere. You’ll have a great time and meet new friends!
How much does a Floating Bliss class cost?
Single classes cost $30, $25 if you bring your own board. We offer a variety of class options to accommodate those who want to partake more frequently.
What is included in the cost of the class?
Use of stand up paddle boards, paddles, a short SUP lesson, and a guided paddle and yoga lesson.
If I bring my own board will the cost of the class be reduced?
Yes. Your class cost will be reduced by $5.00.
I've never been on a stand up paddle board before, is that ok?
Absolutely! You don’t need to have been on a stand up paddle board before to be able to take part in the class. The boards are securely anchored and easy to get on to from the shore.
I’ve never been on a SUP board, will I fall in?
Maybe. Our exploration lifts off when we touch down and observe the mind’s tendencies when falling happens. The practice is to jump back onto the board and give every movement, every breath 100%.
What if I fall in all the time and can’t balance at all?
You won’t! You really will be surprised at how stable the stand up paddle boards are. Yes, falling in is all part of the fun but you might shock yourself at how steady and stable you feel during the class.