Join Kami from Aqua Om Paddle and Sara from FreedWoman Retreats for a one-of-a-kind paddle board yoga class mixed with a women's circle! You'll practice yoga to warm up the body and mind, connect with fellow women in open discussion, and wrap up with a guided water meditation. You'll walk away feeling rejuvenated, connected, and flexible.
9am-12:30pm @ Marsh Creek State Park (675 Park Rd, Downingtown, PA 19335)
Please be ready to begin promptly at 9am.
Rain Date 7/21
Frequently Asked Questions for SUP
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-What is SUP
SUP stands for Stand Up Paddle Boarding. It is an offshoot of surfing that originated in Hawaii. Unlike traditional surfing where the rider sits on a board waiting for a wave to come, stand up paddle boarders stand or kneel on their board and use a paddle to propel themselves forward through the water.
-What do I need to bring/wear to class?
You do not need to wear a bathing suit when paddle boarding or practicing SUP Yoga. Wear anything that is loose fitting and comfortable and keep in mind it may get wet. Bringing a dry set of clothing for afterwards is highly recommended. Most will wear knee length yoga pants or shorts and a tee/tank top. Please keep in mind that you should not bring anything valuable out on the board with you, sunglasses and cell phones do not float! There are straps on the board that can hold down a thermos should you choose to bring one.
-What if I never was on a paddle board before?
That is ok, most have NOT been on a paddle board, but don’t let that stop you! Anytime you book a class or rent a board you will be given a brief lesson before you set out to enjoy your tie on the water.
-I’m not flexible, can I do yoga?
-What if I can’t stand up on the board?
Many people find that standing up on a paddle board is much easier than they thought. However, you may enjoy kneeling or standing and that is fine too. All SUP Yoga classes can be modified so you do not have to stand if you do not feel comfortable.
-SUP Yoga, will I fall off?
This is a common fear that many have before their first SUP Yoga class. However, you are in charge of your class. Your instructor will give you queues and recommend poses but you are not required to do anything you do not want to. Some people choose to modify a pose or stay kneeling if they feel a pose is out of their comfort zone.
-What if I can’t do a pose or the class seems to hard?
All of our instructors are capable of modifying each class to varying levels of practice. You always have the choice to return to child’s pose or another pose you feel comfortable in. Don’t be afraid to let your instructor know if you have injuries that prevent you from doing a specific set of poses. They can then recommend options that may be more accessible to you. Again, you are in charge of your class. Do what feels good, don’t worry about doing the “right thing” or keeping up with others.
-What time should I arrive?
We recommend you arrive at the meeting site at least minutes early. This enables us to check everyone in, review paddling instructions and start the class on time.