The ocean’s natural currents strengthen muscles with more resistance than land-based activities such as running on trampolines or walking the wrong way through a revolving door. Tone to the tune of ocean breezes with today’s Groupon at Paddle Board Bliss in Laguna Beach. Choose between the following options:
- For $39, you get an SUP shape-class package for one (a $100 value).
- For $70, you get an SUP shape-class package for two (a $200 value).<p>
Each package includes the following per person:
* Intro to SUP shape class (a $70 value), held Monday–Friday
* Intermediate SUP shape class (a $30 value), held Monday–Friday
The instructors at Paddle Board Bliss combine standup paddling, beach cross training, and yoga for a full-body workout. The intro to SUP shape class runs beginners through the basics of standup paddling⎯ teaching students how to navigate the water while standing atop a buoyant board⎯and imparts ocean-safety tips including the dos and don’ts of coconut bikinis. Postinstruction, groups paddle to Seal Rock to perform yoga poses and fitness routines while balancing on their paddleboards. The next rung on the ladder of sand-based athletic prowess, the intermediate class kicks off with a beach workout before doing more yoga and fitness routines atop floating boards at Seal Rock.
During classes, scenic outdoor vistas let students drink in the sights of the open water, which may include seals swimming, dolphins surfacing, and fish performing Macbeth in their school’s cafetorium. Paddle Board Bliss provides boards and paddles; clients should bring sun blockers such hats and sunscreen.
Paddle Board Bliss
How does a yoga studio with no electrical outlets to plug a sound system still resonate with the tranquil ambiance of waves, wind, and wildlife? By hosting its classes on the ocean. The instructors of Paddle Board Bliss beckon students to the calm waters of Laguna Beach, Dana Point, and Mission Bay to practice invigorating yoga atop paddleboards. While balancing on their boards, exercisers progress through a series of traditional yoga maneuvers that call for them to stand for poses, sit for meditative exercises, and do cannonballs for attention. If the ocean’s soothing whispers aren’t enough, a live guitarist strums alongside students during Acoustic Flow sessions.
Although its yoga classes have received a lot of press, Paddle Board Bliss isn’t exclusively a yoga studio. It also dedicates its time to fostering aquatic exploration with paddleboard rentals, tours, and lessons.