Well, at least to me. I`d never heard of paddle board yoga until my recent trip to Florida. When I heard the name I started imagining lots of things, like do you have yoga in the ocean or in a pool? How does it work with the waves in the ocean, must be really hard with water moving around and beneath you. So I thought it would be a great experience for you beach lovers among us to try something new. We`ve talked about yoga on the beach now it`s time to take yoga into the water.
Here it is, the equipment:
Yes, that`s it, the only surface between you and the water. You can imagine that my first question was: “How big is the chance I`ll fall in the water?” LauraLynn (my yoga instructor) just said: “Well, that depends on your balance.” Right… she must have seen my reaction and immediately said: “We`ll give you the super steady board and we`ll help you through it.” And off we went, by the way we were paddling on a lake. It`s not uncommon to practice paddle board yoga in the ocean or pool either.
We started out with some easy positions to get you familiar with your board.
After a few positions you start to get the hang of it and can already do crazier things.
And if you`re more experienced, you can even pull this off!
I have to admit that I wasn`t too sure about my chances of staying dry, but I can tell you that I did not fall into the water and very much enjoyed my first paddle board yoga class. If you ever get the chance to try it, I suggest you go ahead and have fun!
A session of an hour costs $35 for one person and this includes board rental for the duration of the class. They do ask to pre-register to ensure they have enough equipment for everyone. If you bring your own board, it`s $20 for one person.