Paddle Board Yoga

With spring on its way, I decided to try a paddle board yoga class to get more acquainted with paddle boarding. This adventure really works your core. I’ve taken the class twice. Both times I felt really unstable at first, but it gets better as you get used to it. Once we got our “sea legs” Carly, owner of Catalyst Yoga, guided us into our yoga poses.  There was a wide array of skills in both of the classes I attended.  Some people standing on their head while others (like me) struggled to get into warrior one. I have poor balance and I’m not very flexible, but luckily Carly has a lot of variations that I could use. Despite my challenges, I had a great time.  It was so much fun it hardly felt like a work out until the next day when I felt those sore muscles.

Trying something new like paddle board yoga can be nerve racking and you may have some questions. I sure did. What happens if you fall off your board? The instructor will walk you through how to get back on before you launch your board.

If you are worried because you are out of shape or you haven’t tried yoga or paddle board before, don’t be. I’m a fluffy forty and these classes were my first experience with paddle boarding.  I saw people of all shapes and abilities in my class.

Hydrology Stand up Paddle and Catalyst Yoga are the perfect partnership.  Hydrology Stand up Paddle provides the boards and Catalyst Yoga teaches the yoga. Both entities provide unique adventures that go far beyond paddle board yoga.

Hydrology Stand up Paddle provides both group and private paddle board lessons, rentals, workshops, tours and SUP N’ SIP events.  Visit their website and find a paddle board adventure at Silver Lake, Port of Everett, or Mukilteo’s Edgewater Beach. They are also a licensed paddle board dealer and can help you find the perfect board.

Coming soon – Watch for hiking paddle board adventures this summer. Hike to a lake with inflatable paddle boards and enjoy a secluded paddle board adventure. Watch their website for

Catalyst Yoga provides both group and private yoga lessons, and paddle board yoga. Paddle board yoga is offered at the Snohomish Aquatic Center and at Everett’s Forest Park Pool.  Another cool event Catalyst hosts is a Yogamosa and Life Coaching Workshop. This event features a yoga session followed by life coaching over brunch with Cocktails.  I’m adding this to my adventure list. Visit their website and find an array of yoga based classes.

Check out some of their cocktail events at Bluewater Organic Distilling. I can’t wait to sign-up for more adventures with these ladies!

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