Q: How long is class?
A: Allow for two hours from beginning to end for SUP Yoga and Twilight Paddles.
Q: What happens in a SUP Yoga class?
A: First we talk briefly on the ground and familiarize each student with their equipment, including sizing your paddle. Then we paddle out. During this time we are making our way to our floating studio, but you are also getting instruction on how to paddle, turn, sit and stand on the board. Once we get to our floating studio we drop our anchors and begin a SUP practice. We practice for about an hour, before returning to shore. If time allows, I offer some free play, where I can work with people individually on specific poses and/or take photos. Then we return to shore, and say our goodbyes. In Twilight Paddles, we do not practice yoga. We may do a seated meditation, however.
Q: Do I need to have paddle or yoga experience?
A: No! In fact, coming with a "beginners mind" and no expectations is ideal. Studio yoga practice does not necessarily translate to the SUP. And while coming with some paddling techniques may be helpful, you will learn everything you need to know in your first session.
Q: What do I need to bring?
A: Please come in either bathing suit attire or yoga clothes, or a combination of both. Please no loose or baggy clothing-these items may become unsafe if you fall or jump in the water. Know that many people have lost hats and sunglasses in the water, so wear them at your own risk. Sunblock and a water bottle are both recommended. Please no shoes or water shoes on the boards. We'll leave our shoes on the shore.