What is SUP?
SUP stands for Standup Paddle Board.
What is included in SUP Yoga class?
- Premium paddleboard, paddle rental, and US Coast Guard approved PFD
- Instruction on paddle/board anatomy and paddling basics
- Paddling practice
- Fundamentals of taking yoga from the mat to the water
- Yoga class on the water
- An ice cold refreshment after class.
What should I bring/wear for class?
Wear quick-dry, comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting wet; shorts, yoga pants, swimsuits, tank tops, rash guards whatever feels comfortable for you. Avoid cotton and, if wearing a swimsuit, do a couple of down dogs to make sure you are comfortable with the coverage.
– Reusable water bottle
– Reef safe sunscreen
– Dry clothes for after class
Will I get wet?
Yes! Your feet and lower legs will get wet when we take the boards in and out of the water. Water will lap on the sides of the board at times and there is always a possibility of falling in either intentionally or accidentally.
Do I need to have SUP experience to take a class?
No, our classes are beginner-friendly and we provide clear instruction on paddling basics and techniques.
Do I need to have yoga experience to take a class?
Yoga experience is not required but familiarity is recommended. Classes offer options for new and experienced level yogis, having familiarity with basic yoga poses will allow you to focus on your breath and movement and make your class more enjoyable.
Do I need to be able to swim?
Yes. We require that clients are able to swim for the safety of all students. The life jackets we use are worn during the class for emergency use and only offer floatation when activated/inflated. Our instructors are trained in first aid and SUP rescue and are prepared to ensure everyone has a fun and safe experience on the water.
How long are classes?
About 90 mins
Can I bring a camera?
We will take photos during class so you don’t have to worry about it. You are welcome to bring your phone or camera along at your own risk. Photos will be posted after class via the Mermaid Yoga Facebook page. For private sessions, photos will be sent via a private drive.
What if it rains?
In the event of inclement weather, your instructor will contact you at least two hours before class to notify you of any cancellation. Causes for cancellation are winds over 7 mph and substantial rain. We watch the weather closely in the days and hours leading up to our classes. In the event that we cancel your class, we will gladly reschedule or provide a refund.
What if I need to cancel or move my class?
Cancellations are accepted up to 48 hrs before your scheduled class. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Cancellation* or send us a message on FB or Whatsapp.
Is there an age minimum to participate in classes?
While we have no age limit on our classes, we require attendees to be able to swim and be at least 5ft tall to attend class. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns.