Come enjoy the ancient practice of Yoga combined with Stand Up Paddle Boarding! These classes allow you to connect more deeply to your practice as well as to the elements. Both yoga and stand up paddle boarding are great for building better balance, coordination, endurance, and body strength!
We offer small group classes at Lacamas Lake every Thursday beginning June 29th and continuing through August 31st from 4:15 to 6PM. We also have morning classes available from 9:15 to 11AM every other Saturday beginning July 1st through the end of August. Your lesson includes a short introduction to paddle boarding on land, a short paddle on the lake and then a yoga class set to the sounds, smells and magic of nature. Classes will be for all levels.
We are so proud to be working with Sweetwater SUP Rentals this year to be able to bring you these classes. All instructors are SUP Certified as well as WPA, First Aid and AED Certified. Please see our list of FAQ on the right for more about class, what to wear and what to expect. We look forward to seeing you on the water!
summer season 2017
Enrollment will open May 1st for the summer of 2017. Watch for details!
meet your instructors
Angie is an E-RYT as well as a SUP and WPA Certified Instructor. Getting out on the water comes natural to her and combining her love of the elements with her passion for yoga is the best of both worlds.
Carla has an infectious enthusiasm for the outdoors. She is an RYT Yoga, SUP and WPA Certified Instructor. Her passion for the elements and yoga is complimented by the caring way she leads people through class and her knowledge of the area.
FAQ’s for SUP Yoga
If I have never been on a paddle board, can I still come to class?
Yes. We will do an introduction to paddling before you even get on your board and then allow you a short time to paddle before we settle in for class. This will give you a chance to get a feel for being on the board.
What do I wear?
You can dress just like you would for a yoga class. Usually, yoga pants work great with a sports bra and tank or you can wear a bathing suit top if you want. I usually don’t recommend wearing a bathing suit bottom because of the poses. Think of doing a down dog in what you are going to wear 🙂 That should help.
Is there a weight limit?
The boards we are using right now have about a 200 lb weight limit to ensure the users safety.
Can kids come to class?
Unfortunately, for liability reasons, all participants must be at least 16 years of age.
What if I can’t swim?
Life jackets will be provided for everyone’s use and will be required to at least have on the board. You are welcome to wear them during class and this will not take away from your experience.
What if I have my own board and paddle? Can I bring those to class?
Yes. There will be two additional spots available in each class for those people that have their own board to bring. The fee will be lowered to subtract the rental fees of the boards.
What if I have never done yoga? Can I come as a beginner?
Yes, please do! This experience is different, even for the seasoned yogis so it will be a new thing for anyone who hasn’t done yoga on a SUP. Classes will be available to all levels and we welcome beginners as well as advanced practitioners.
Am I going to fall in?
The answer is probably not. Usually, during a normal class, you will not fall in the water. However, when you are trying some of the more advanced techniques which will be optional, you may run a higher risk of getting wet.