Sunset SUP Yoga

Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga on Pigeon Lake, Bobcaygeon.

Sunset Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga Bobcaygeon Pigeon Lake

"Most Epic Yoga Experience"

There's a reason that Sunset SUP Yoga is the most popular class here at Sarovara Yoga.

Think about it! Floating on a board, surrounded by nature and birdsong. The lake breeze on your skin.  The warmth of the sun. The aromas of summer all around. The wildlife swimming by. The connection to the elements. The sky, the orange and pink clouds, the moon all around you. Water, plant life, minnows and turtles below. The red-winged blackbirds, frogs, ospreys and loons singing while you lay in floating savasana.

Adding a yoga class on top of this already beautiful experience is the icing on the cake! What a beautiful way to spend time outside in nature throughout the whole summer AND keep up with your yoga practice too.

The meditative paddle home, with that yoga glow, watching the sunset is next level amazing.

Wednesday Nights

This year Ally is going to be taking the summer off from teaching SUP Yoga and one of our lovely local teachers Carley Sullivan will be guiding in her place. Please check out her page and contact her for any questions or details about this wonderful experience in nature.

Learn More About Sunset SUP Yoga

Would you like to play with balance, focus, and core strength by taking your practice offshore? Take your yoga practice to the next level! Since the platform is unstable, you really have to engage the core and all of the little stabilizing muscles in the body to cultivate balance.

SUP Yoga Kawarthas Pigeon Lake - Sarovara Yoga
Sunset Savasana SUP Yoga Kawarthas Pigeon Lake - Sarovara Yoga

I love SUP Yoga. The experience begins with a ten minute paddle to a calm secluded bay surrounded by forest and marshland, ospreys, red winged black birds, ducks and otters.

We clip on to our anchors and begin the experience with a guided centring meditation on the sounds and sensations of the nature around us & breathing (pranayama) techniques to instil a sense of presence in each moment throughout the practice.

A warm-up to prepare the body for yoga poses & posture flows that move with the breath (vinyasa). A meditation in motion style of teaching promotes a strong mind-body connection while learning to listen to YOUR body’s wisdom is emphasized. Our specialized Akona SUP Yoga Boards are super stable and have a soft foam yoga mat top. There are lots of safe options for those who are not prepared to stand up on the board and safe and clear instruction for those who are ready to embrace standing postures.

The styles of postures (asanas) that you will explore in this class include strengthening (warriors, planks, bridges), balancing (balancing tables, lunges, 3 legged down dogs), stretching (pigeons, forward folds, runner’s stretches, pyramids), heart opening (puppy stretches, camels) the seven movements of the spine (flexion, extension, length, twists & lateral stretches) and many more.

The attention of the class invites students to notice the sounds of nature and water all around, the sensation of wind and sun, the subtle levels of sensation and breath as well as the transitions between each yoga pose. Benefits include stress relief, relaxation, balance, flexibility, strength, clarity of mind, increased memory, and a heightened love and respect for the body.

This class has lots of room for growth as well as modifications when needed. Each class ends with deep relaxation in floating savasana and a mindful paddle home in the sunset.

For more information about why SUP Yoga could be great for you, check out this article that some photos of me were featured in on the Huffington Post!