What is Stand-up paddle board (SUP) yoga?
Paddle board yoga is one of the fastest growing water sports and forms of yoga around, and we know exactly why! Bringing your yoga practice from land to water adds a special element and fun challenge. Being on the water encourages stronger core work and balance, but it also offers a form of relaxation and calm that we often find missing in our studio classes. The ability to have the water rock you into a deeper meditation or Savasana is an experience you won't soon forget.
Is it beginner friendly?
One of the greatest things about practicing on the water is how accessible it is. In most cases it is new to everyone even those who have been practicing for awhile have found they feel like a beginner again on a moving platform.
Do I have to know how to paddle?
You do not need to know how to paddle! We will teach you all the basic strokes and safety when you arrive for your first class. As you continue to come we will help you paddle more efficiently and hone your skills.
What should I wear?
We recommend wearing either your yoga clothes you would typically wear in studio or other dry fit attire. You may also wear a swim if you prefer but keep in mind the hot Texas sun. We do not recommend cotton as this material does not dry quickly and can be uncomfortable when wet.
Can I bring my own board?
We do allow students to bring their own board and paddle. However, we do encourage you to try our boards at least once. We use the Glide Lotus board which was designed specifically for yoga. These boards have a full deck pad are wider and thicker than standard SUP boards so they tend to be more stable. If you choose to bring your own board please make sure it has the ability to be attached to an anchor.
What is ACROVINYASA?
ACROVINYASA is a practice bringing yoga from Earth to Air. We start with a vinyasa practice, move to a partnered inversion practice, and finish with a 3 person AcroYoga practice.
Do I need a partner to participate?
No, you do not need a partner to participate. We have a growing community and there is always someone who is happy to help our newer students fly or base.
Do I need to bring anything?
We do use mats in our classes so you are welcome to bring your own, but we also have mats available at the studio to use. Other than that please bring a bottle of water and an open mind.