Choose Between Two Options
- $17 for one stand-up paddle yoga class (a $35 value)
- $45 for three stand-up paddle yoga classes (a $105 value)
After a few basic instructions, students paddle out on the water of Carlsbad Agua Hedionda Lagoon on included rental boards for a soothing 55 minutes of yoga. The scheduled classes are taught with modifications for any skill level; for example, the Mellow Flow class introduces students to balancing and moving through postures on the board, and the Adventurous Flow class challenges more experienced yogis. Each session ends with a relaxing Savasana and an attempt to locate a cloud shaped like a downward-facing dog.
The friendship of yoga teachers Sarah Freeman and Marci Kawar is rooted in innovation. They met while coordinating a kids' summer camp, but soon combined their love of nature and paddleboarding into a new way to practice yoga: atop the water. The duo found paddleboard yoga to be both challenging and serene, like a trivia night hosted by Mr. Rogers. Though the classes at Floating Yogis are open to beginners, they also force more experienced students to rethink the way they pose. As Kawar told Tawny Maya McCray of The San Diego Union-Tribune, "Everything is engaged, everything is super-strong the whole time; you’re not just going through the motions."