SUP Yoga or Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga, originating in Hawaii, is the combined practice of yoga and stand-up paddleboarding.
In Lawrence, KS we enjoy SUP yoga by paddling to a quiet spot on the lake, anchoring boards, and practicing yoga with a variety of poses – ending with our hands dangling in the water for savasana (resting pose).
Yoga on the Lake in Lawrence, KS?
Doing yoga on the water brings an unsteady surface to an otherwise earth-bound practice. Flowing through asana (movement) on a SUP yoga board, ignites core muscles, strengthens & stabilizes all muscle groups, achieving better balance.
What if I fall in the water?
In my opinion, it is a bonus if you lose balance and fall overboard. SUP Yoga has been my favorite way of finding humility within yoga, adding laughter without hesitation in my practice- such as life! Falling is part of the experience and there is freedom in fully embracing this, letting go of expectations, judgment & letting it be, as is! I find it a great metaphor for life too. We all experience a fall, physically, mentally, or emotionally; we get back up, adapt, smile, & try again!
What to Expect in Free State of Mind SUP Yoga Classes
Students will enjoy paddling to a quiet spot on the lake, anchoring their board, and beginning their floating yoga session with Pranayama (breath). Every class is uniquely different with stretch, spinal balance, and a variety of yoga poses ending with your hands dangling in the water in Savasana (resting pose). Our Sunrise and Moonrise classes are practiced over illuminated boards, your choice of color from the chakra system (ROYGBIV). Our New Moon and Full Moon Live Percussion Yoga Events are to give reverence to all that bring ambiance to our SUP Yoga Studio.
We offer Sunrise, Sun, & Moonrise SUP Yoga classes, Family SUP, Private, Group, Scouts, Kid’s Camps, & Corporate Events, Workplace Yoga, Pop-Up Yoga at local businesses, cOMmUNINY Yoga, The Yoga Membership, FREE Online Yoga & SUP Yoga Teacher Training
Our mission is to guide those who want to take their yoga & meditation practice to the water, connect with nature, and ultimately attain a “Free State of Mind.”
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See you on the water!