How to Master SUP Yoga Poses With These Top Tips

At Wittering SUP, we believe in combining the serenity of nature with the mindfulness of yoga, creating a unique and rejuvenating experience with SUP yoga. Located on the calm waters of the River Avon, our paddleboard yoga sessions offer the perfect setting for both beginners and experienced practitioners to connect with nature and find their balance.

Our Ethos at Wittering SUP: We are passionate about promoting wellness through paddleboarding and yoga. Our ethos centres on providing a holistic experience that nurtures both the body and mind. We aim to create a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone can enjoy the benefits of being on the water.

Getting started with SUP Yoga:

  1. Choose the Right Board For SUP Yoga: Stability is key in SUP yoga, so opt for a wider and longer board designed specifically for SUP yoga. These boards provide the necessary balance, making it easier to perform various poses without tipping over. At Wittering SUP, we provide high-quality boards perfect for your practice. Explore our SUP yoga classes.

  2. Start on Land: Before heading out onto the water, familiarise yourself with the poses on solid ground. This helps build confidence and muscle memory, making the transition to the board smoother. Practice poses like Downward Dog, Warrior II, and Child’s Pose on the beach or in your back garden.

  3. Anchor Your Paddleboard: Use an anchor to keep your board steady and prevent drifting during your practice. This allows you to focus on your movements and breathing without worrying about moving away from your starting point. Anchoring also enhances the overall stability, making it easier to hold poses.

  4. Focus on Your Breath: The gentle movement of the water can enhance your practice. Concentrate on your breathing to stay balanced and calm. Deep, mindful breaths help to centre your body and mind, allowing you to fully embrace the meditative aspects of SUP yoga.

  5. Stay Hydrated: Bring a water bottle to keep hydrated, especially on sunny days. Practicing yoga on the water can be more physically demanding than on land, so it's crucial to drink plenty of water before, during, and after your session.

Our Beautiful Location:

The calm waters of the River Avon provide a stunning backdrop for our paddleboard yoga sessions. Surrounded by nature, you can enjoy the soothing sounds of the river and the gentle rustle of the trees as you move through your poses. This tranquil environment is perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and reconnect with themselves.

Mindful Activities Close to Nature:

Practicing yoga on a paddleboard is not just a workout; it's a way to immerse yourself in the natural world. Being close to water and nature is incredibly resourcing for the mind and body. It reduces stress, improves mental clarity, and enhances overall well-being. At Wittering SUP, we encourage participants to take a moment to soak in their surroundings, breathe deeply, and feel the connection with the natural elements around them.

Join us For SUP Yoga:

At Wittering SUP, we offer a variety of SUP yoga classes suitable for all levels. Whether you're a seasoned yogi or a complete beginner, our experienced instructors will guide you through a session that combines the physical benefits of yoga with the calming influence of being on the water. Our sessions are designed to help you build strength, improve balance, and find inner peace.

Ready to try SUP yoga? Join our SUP Yoga on the River sessions or our SUP Yoga in the Cotswolds sessions at the Chipping Norton Lido and find your balance on the water. Experience the perfect blend of yoga and nature with Wittering SUP. 

By integrating these tips into your practice, you can fully enjoy the unique benefits of SUP yoga. We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful location on the River Avon and helping you achieve a mindful and resourcing experience on the water.