SUP Yoga FAQs – All You Need to Know About Paddleboard Yoga

SUP Yoga or Paddleboard Yoga in London

SUP Yoga classes are traditional yoga classes taught on the water on floating boards (SUP= Stand-Up Paddleboards). The boards are wide and sturdy – and larger than your yoga mat! Join us at our open air studio where we work with all the elements, sun, wind, water and occasionally even the rain. You’ll enhance your practice and the overall yoga experience by learning to adapt to the motion of the board, the continuous challenge to balance and the unpredictable instability sometimes created by external energy (wake) or the shifting of body weight. Your single point of focus becomes more clear on the board and you will maximise your core stability throughout the class. A true yoga flow, the classes will challenge and energise before ending with a relaxing moving meditation utilising the gentle rocking of the water.

Classes run regularly starting from April to October operating out of Paddington Basin in London and in the heart of Windsor in Berkshire. We also occasionally run special classes in Kew Bridge, Putney, St Katharine’s Dock, Osterley Park and Islington Boat Club. We can also arrange special sessions for small groups like hen do’s and birthday celebrations.

If you’re looking for something a bit special then join us on our bi-annual SUP and SUP Yoga retreats in Sardinia. It’s a beautiful island for paddling and an unforgettable SUP Yoga experience.

FAQ

Do I need to know how to SUP before taking a class? 

No, you don’t need to have experience with paddleboarding before coming along to a SUP Yoga class but if you want the full experience then book the SUP trip & Yoga session. That way you can get a taste of paddleboarding as well as SUP Yoga.

Do I need to know yoga before taking a SUP Yoga class? 

It helps, but it’s not absolutely necessary. If you are comfortable on the water then you’ll probably find that the postures come naturally. If you would feel more confident taking a few classes first then you can join us for a mat class and discuss any concerns beforehand.

Will I fall in? 

Possibly, though most people find balancing on the paddleboard very instinctive. And you’ll only be encouraged to go at a pace that’s right for you.

What do I wear?

Come with comfortable clothes that you would wear to a yoga class (though baggy trousers are not recommended). Wet suits are provided if you wish as are floatation vests and wet shoes.

What happens if it rains?

Classes will be cancelled in the case of inclement weather. Safety will always be the first consideration and if we do have to cancel a class you will be offered a full refund or credit toward a future class.

 

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