Float & Flow
Special Intro to Paddle boarding & SUP Yoga Workshop
Float & Flow: Beginner's SUP Yoga Workshop
Sunday, June 26th, 8-10am
Saltmarsh/Monomoy Creeks, End of Washington Street Extension
This BEGINNERS' workshops is appropriate for ALL LEVELS. We will begin on land with an introduction to standup paddle yoga equipment: our Glide Lotus Yoga boards, our adjustable paddles and the anchor you’ll use while practicing yoga. We will then offer a very short guided paddle in the calm waters of Nantucket’s north shore (or for those students who prefer, boards can be walked out to waist-high water).
After anchoring the boards with individual 10# mushroom anchors, you will explore a gentle yoga practice appropriate for beginner to intermediate students. The practice is approached slowly and gently so that students can get comfortable moving around on a floating surface. These open water classes will use breath-work and utilize poses that release tension, quiet the mind, strengthen the body and ease the spirit. Each class will draw to a close with a sweet savasana (final relaxation) in which students will be encouraged to lay down on their backs, float their hands in the water and feel the sea flow beneath them.
- 12 spots are available with rental equipment included for $65 per student (the cost of a regular 75 minute class)
- 5 spots are open at a discounted rate of $25 for students with their own boards/paddles.
ALL RESERVATIONS SHOULD BE MADE IN ADVANCE HERE.
Rain date: July 3rd 10-12pm
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Q: WHY TRY PADDLE BOARDING & SUP YOGA?
A: Besides being a total body workout, It’s SUPer empowering.
Standing up on a paddle board gives you a unique perspective of both the water and the horizon. It’s as close as you can get to walking on water, and the possibility of falling helps practitioners really focus on themselves and their poses. “It’s about letting go of the fear,” Teresa Van Eyk, owner of Satya Yoga in Saugatuck, MI, recently told the Holland Sentinel. “You get off the water feeling really rejuvenated. It’s empowering.”
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the workshop so that you can be fitted with the right size paddle, grab a life jacket and anchor set-up and be ready to hit the water on time. Protect yourself from the sun. Everyone should lather up with a strong SPF. Sunglasses and hats are fine as long as they are tethered to you. We’d say croakies are mandatory if we could get away with that. Towels and shoes and anything else can be left behind in your car. H2O: Come well hydrated. Each of our GlideSUP Lotus boards have bungee tie downs on the nose which can hold gear, like a water bottle, or waterproof camera. However, Paddle Nantucket is not responsible for items lost in the water.
This workshop is weather-dependant. We do not go out on the water if the wind is 14mph or stronger, or if there is a heavy down-pour. Paddle Nantucket reserves the right to cancel class up to 1 hour before a scheduled session.
It is imperative that students check our schedule prior to leaving home for class. If your class has been cancelled, you will automatically be issued a credit for the rain date - or if you need one, a refund to your credit card.
Dress to get wet! Any swim wear is appropriate for SUP Yoga, though some board shorts can be restrictive during certain poses. Standard yoga clothes work best. Opt for synthetic fabrics, which dry quickly. Wetsuits tend to be difficult to practice in, though you are certainly welcome to wear one, especially if you easily get chilled.