No need to travel interstate or even overseas, you can have it RIGHT HERE in Melbourne’s West: Together with Sun Seekers Melbourne we bring SUP YOGA to Altona!
WHAT IS SUP?
SUP is short for Stand-Up Paddleboard, which looks a bit like a big surf board. Instead of riding the waves you move forward by using a long paddle, usually on calm waters. This alone is already a great thing to do! Just as yoga, it is peaceful and relaxing yet challenging at the same time – standing upright on a board is not as easy as it looks like!
WHY TRY SUP YOGA?
Even if you already practice yoga regularly and can easily hold balancing poses for a while you will be surprised how difficult it is to do the same moves while floating on the water! As the board is an unstable surface you need to focus on alignment and know your centre of gravity – otherwise you will go overboard. To stabilise your pose and balance the permanent movement of the paddleboard you will use every single muscle, all the time, more than you do on even ground. Plus, you can’t rush through a sequence of asanas. Smooth, fluent transitions from one pose to the other are essential for staying on the board. This makes SUP YOGA a fabulous full-body workout!
ALL LEVELS WELCOME!
You don’t have to be an experienced yogi(ni) to practice SUP YOGA with us. Our sessions are open to all levels. We usually start with easier seated or kneeling positions. Once you feel comfortable on the paddleboard we’ll invite you to try more challenging variations. Eventually, you will be able to move through a sequence of standing poses or even try an arm balance. Yes, you may get wet along the way, but the good thing is, falling won’t hurt!
Attend our BEACH YOGA session on Saturdays, 7-8am, to make yourself familiar with the poses and warm up before hopping on the board at 8.30am!