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Do you want to make the most of summer this year?

Let’s be honest. Summer is short around here. 

 

Am I the only one who tries to embrace each warm day in late August just in case it’s the last?

 

If you’re anything like me, you want to take advantage of every gorgeous minute of summer before it’s gone. 

 

Luckily we are surrounded by lakes and rivers, so it’s easy to enjoy those warm days. For me, summer days are best spent on the water, in the sun and having fun!

 

Paddleboard yoga is a great way to do just that! 

 

Maybe you’ve decided you need to prioritize doing something just for you. Maybe you work from home all day and need to take a break from the computer. Maybe the thought of attending a class makes you feel uncomfortable. Or perhaps you want to try something new but need a flexible schedule, whatever the reason, giving paddleboard yoga a try might be just what you’ve been looking for.

 

If you want to enjoy the summer weather, be out on the water and forget about everything for a little while, sign up for private individual or group paddleboard yoga classes with me. 

 

Let’s enjoy the summer together!

What IS Paddleboard Yoga?

Well, it's kind of just like it sounds. It's practicing yoga while on a paddleboard! I teach a style of yoga called Vinyasa, in this style we link our movements to our breath and move from pose to pose. This style is often referred to as a flow due to its flowing sequencing of poses. The pace can vary depending on what you are looking for.

Never been on a paddleboard before?

That’s ok. Really!

 

In fact, this is a question I hear a lot. I’ve never been on a paddleboard before, will I be able to do it? Yes, of course you will. Before even hitting the water we do an on-land instruction and go over all of the equipment. Once we are on the water we start on our knees, and you have the option to stay here for the remainder of the paddling portion if you prefer. Attending a private class takes away any sort of pressure you may feel to “keep up.”

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Benefits from Private Sessions

Private individual or group classes offer you much more than you may think!

In addition to an opportunity to learn and practice paddleboard yoga, these classes also offer you: 

 

  • Customized instruction designed to meet your own needs and abilities

  • Learning designed to meet you where you are at

  • Increased personalized practice time to improve your paddleboard yoga skills

  • A greater chance to develop your balance, strength, confidence on a paddleboard

  • Flexible class options to meet your scheduling needs. If you want a cool morning and a sunrise, we can do that, or if you want a hot afternoon class, we can do that too. 

  • A chance to enter into a state of mindful peace for 90 minutes and focus on yourself

  • An opportunity to spend time outside on the water

  • An option to do something fun and unique with a small group of friends (for a private group)

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Karley is a wonderful teacher. I have done Yoga for many years but never before out on the lake. It was so lovely to be out in the fresh air, on a still lake and I couldn't recommend it more highly. Karley also came to our place and taught a private class for my daughter, daughter-in-law and I, which was really special. Looking forward to this summer!

Lisa

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Paddle board yoga with Karley is a very peaceful, positive experience. Karley is very approachable, knowledgeable , friendly and makes it a great experience for any level

Gina

I've never done yoga before, is this for me?

Yes!

 

Even if you’ve never done it before. Look, I know yoga can seem intimidating, especially on a paddleboard, but I offer clear and simple instruction to help you on your way. I offer numerous modifications so you can take the poses where you choose. I also give detailed cues so you don’t even need to know what a “downdog” is.

 

Just remember, for private classes that’s one of the benefits, I set up the classes to where you are most comfortable.

I'm not flexible or fit, can I really do SUP Yoga?

These are common worries! I know, some of those pictures that show up on Instagram can look really intimidating. But as I said above, you don’t have to be a yogi or paddleboard enthusiast to experience the benefits of SUP Yoga.

Being fit and flexible aren’t a requirement either. I do suggest that you are able to get back on the paddleboard if you happen to fall in (we can cover this in the first class) and that you know how to swim. The best thing about private classes is we can practice near shore, and we can practice falling in and getting back on, we can practice our paddling skills and know what to do in case it gets windy, etc. 

 

I hear people say “I’m not flexible! I can’t do yoga!” all of the time and it really irks me. For one, if you aren’t flexible then you need yoga! Second of all, yoga does not need to look a certain way for you to “do yoga”. And last but not least, yoga on a paddleboard is much different than in a studio. We practice stability and most of all, having fun. 

 

PS - I cannot touch my toes! Imagine if I never tried yoga?

What is included in a Private Session?

  • Each session includes all equipment required, including paddleboard, lifejacket, anchor and leash (optional to wear)

  • You are welcome to bring your own equipment and save $5

  • A private session is 90 minutes - arrive a few minutes early so we can start on time. Especially if you have your own equipment to unload.

  • Prices

    • Solo-Session (1 person)

      • $70​

      • 5 class pass $300

      • 10 class pass $550

    • Semi-Private (2 people)

      • $100​

      • 5 class pass $450

      • 10 class pass $850

    • Group Private (3 or more)​​

      • $45 each​

    • Travel fee if applicable

 

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