Yoga on an 11 ft Paddle Board in calm, warm water is always a pleasurable experience. This is the reason why many people opt for the Standing Upright Paddle Board Yoga Classes that we offer here in Honolulu, HI. Our Classes are every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 am. It is also available for private classes at other times.
Classes meet at our Hyatt Yoga Waikiki Studio to gather up boards, anchors, and dry bags then we head out to the water across the street to start the sessions. We can either carry the 11 ft fiber glass boards individually, or the instructor can load all boards, paddles, anchors up on a cart to roll out. This requires more time, but is much easier for the attendees. Allow 2.5 to 3 hours of time due to the set up and break down. Please remember to wear a hat!
We set up close to the lagoon wall, about 70 ft from the beach, in about 3 ft deep water. No rocks. Falling is fine – you just get wet.
Class begins with sitting poses, and progresses into a certain amount of down dog and with standing poses, as group tolerance allows. Total beginners are welcome! If you’ve never been on a board, it’s about time you tried. At first standing on a board feels a bit sketchy, but you’ll like it. Soon, we’ll prepare to lunge up in a wide standing position. After a while of preparing, you may or may not find yourself feeling like enjoying a faster flow and the resulting falls are refreshing.
The open sky is above, we are working while centering ourselves on a moving surface, and the group energy is beautiful. These are the things that makes the yoga experience more memorable.
Sign up on the schedule in our calendar to secure your spot in the class.
What to Bring: As little as possible. Ideally, we encourage you to pay online so you don’t need to bring your wallet. Phones, keys, wallet, can safely be tied to a dry bag on your board, even your slippers and a towel.
The water is shallow, so your friends can wade out and take photos. Or they can get shots from the beach. The class size is limited to six people, so it will always be a pleasant, intimate group.