Combining yoga with stand up paddleboarding can be tricky at first

SUP Yoga group to meet at Cedar Lake on Saturdays throughout summer

Yoga and stand up paddleboarding are two activities that are enjoyed by a loyal group of participants in town, so why not combine them?

Yoga and stand up paddleboarding are two activities that are enjoyed by a loyal group of participants in Golden, so why not combine them?

That’s what yoga instructor Jessica Pyper thought when she first tried out SUP yoga.

Starting in July, locals will have a chance to participate in the increasingly popular activity for themselves. Pyper will be leading a SUP Yoga session every Saturday at 11 a.m. throughout July and August (beginning July 5).

“I haven’t done it too many times which I think is kind of perfect…we’ll all kind of be learning together,” said Pyper.

“But I’ve done it a couple times and it’s amazing, I love it.”

Participants are asked to bring their own paddle board to the $15 sessions, but rentals can be arranged through Higher Ground for those without a board.

Pyper admits the concept of balancing on open water means there is a bit more of a learning curve, but doesn’t think it will take too long for beginners to get the hang of it.

“The first time you even stand on one you’re just like ‘whoa, how does this work?’ and you just ease into it…You have to have an open mind and a playful attitude because at any given point you could fall in,” Pyper said.

SUP Yoga will take place at Cedar Lake and to prevent the group from drifting apart, Pyper plans to bring rocks and rope that can be used as anchors.

While it may be trickier than standard studio yoga on a mat, Pyper sees the benefits of taking the various poses out onto the water.

“For one, you get to be outside so that’s awesome. Another great thing about it is that it works your core,” said Pyper. “I think it’s a fresh way to look at a practice too. It makes it a little more exciting.”

For more information, contact Jessica Pyper at or at 250-272-6798.


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