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Combine your love of the water and passion for fitness with our new pool certification! This training will cover the necessary skills for teaching pool yoga/fitness on paddleboards, or pool yoga/fitness with inflatable fitness mat style boards.

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Yoga on a stand-up paddleboard may sound intimidating, but get out on the water and you will find it easier than imagined. Here are seven reasons why you should give it a try.

One of the first things I learned about yoga was how vital it is to feel the ground beneath your feet. So the first time I attempted a downward facing dog pose while teetering precariously on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP), I was pretty sure I’d lost my mind.

Why the heck would someone practice yoga on the water? Well, let me tell you exactly why:…

 

emily_valentine_2010_5_sml I never thought I’d be bullied by a 65 yr old man with a toy airplane.

Over a month ago, I was teaching an all-levels Standup Paddleboard Yoga class at a community lake. The class began like all the others I’d been teaching for the last three years: I did a brief on land introduction to paddleboarding and how to access yoga poses while balancing on the water. Then we launched our boards and paddled for about 20 minutes to a secluded area in the southwestern part of the water. On the way we paddled past an empty swim beach (which opens at 10am, the same time my class ends) where 8 men, ranging in age from about 65 …

Most interesting Workout of 2014: Stand-up Paddleboard Yoga

 

Imagine doing a headstand on a paddleboard in the middle of the reservoir. Shavasana while bobbing with the gentle ripples as boats drive by. This unique class fuses stand-up paddleboarding with yoga, which completely transforms the yoga experience and also gets your small, stabilizing muscles firing to keep you from toppling over. Doing yoga on an unstable surface really highlights the natural imbalances in your body to increase awareness and symmetry.

Plus, it’s beyond fun.

Rocky Mountain Paddleboard’s (rockymtnpaddleboard.com) classes on the Boulder Res are so popular they regularly sell out. Add this to your warm-weather bucket list.…