• Kakkayam, Kerala, India
  • India

What is SUPYoga

SUPYoga is a rapidly growing form of yoga that combines the basics of StandUp Paddling and Hatha Yoga along with elements of Vinyasa flow.  Yoga and Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) just happen to go together very well. Doing yoga on a paddleboard enhances the yoga workout. The paddleboard makes a fine yoga mat and the extra balance required by being on the water intensifies the yoga routine. The peacefulness and tranquility of floating on the water combines nicely with the meditative nature of yoga. 

What can I expect ? 

Goodwave Adventures in association with our experienced Hatha yoga instructors introduces SUP Yoga for the first time in India.  In this exciting & unique clinic spread over two days, we teach you the basics of Standup paddling interspersed with 3 x 1.5 hour long Yoga sessions. 

Your certified SUP Yoga teacher will guide you through a practice that starts slowly, letting you get used to the floating surface. You will then move into a more dynamic flow before slowing down to cool off with restorative postures and the greatest Savasana you’ve ever experienced (truly!).  Let yourself be enchanted by the fairy-tale setting of the beautiful Kakkayam reservoir surrounded by a clear blue skies, towering mountains and the beautiful green valley. 

Location  & Getting there

Kakkayam Dam : https://goo.gl/maps/HRZ3jeJXMGF2

From Bangalore . We will be driving from Bangalore on Friday afternoon around 3pm. There are also regular Bangalore to Kozhikode buses that drop you within 30 minutes of the location. 

Course Contents & Itinerary 

Day 01

After a quick round of introductions and safety briefing we start with introducing the basics of Standup Paddling Boarding and being able to balance and effectively control your standup paddle board.  We teach you the forward and reverse paddling draws, turning strokes and different board stances such kneeling, neutral and surf.  You will also learn how to fall-off and get back on the SUP, this is an important skill which you will need to practise a few times. 

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After lunch we will start your 1st ever SUP Yoga class. Kickstart your SUPYoga experience with a lesson in aparigraha, meaning non-possessiveness: On the water, one has to let go of any control or wanting to do everything perfectly because at any moment, the current can change everything, and you'll be in the water. Walk (read swim) into our SUPYoga class looking forward to practising, ready to move and breathe our way towards a more peaceful mind. We will practice seated asanas that create awareness of the paddle board and the balance that is needed to stay on it. A simple everyone can do class which gets you enthused about the next session.

Day 02

Your second day on the water and you will now be a lot more confident on the SUP so today is the day that we will challenge. We will warm by a short SUP tour around this beautiful reservoir. This will you jump-start quickly and get your blood flowing to all parts of your body in preparation for your 2nd SUP Yoga session. 

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Practicing yoga can be demanding on the body, but ideally we should practice regularly no matter how we feel on a given day. At our SUPYoga practice, we take Tapas, which is self discipline, seriously. Hence, we will base the first practice of the day on standing poses like Tadasana (mountain) and Veerabhadhra (warrior) series. By the end of this session, you should be easily balancing on the paddle board. If not, remember Aparigraha from the first lesson!

As the third and the last session comes up, we want to leave you with Svadhyaya or self study. Shirsasana will be the peak pose of the session. We intend to leave you with a well worked out body and relaxed mind for continuing on your journey of yoga practice.

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What do I wear 

We suggest wearing a comfortable bathing suit that you will feel supported in while practicing SUP yoga. A great rule of thumb is to practice a Sun Salutation in your outfit of choice to ensure all body parts stay put when moving  Other options are swim shirts, shorts, or whatever you feel comfortable wearing to protect you from the sun. If you wish to wear a hat or sunglasses, please make sure they will stay snug and secure in Aruba’s high winds. You will be facing away from the sun throughout the class, so you don’t need to worry about looking into it.

Can Beginners Join ?

Beginners and non-swimmers are welcome. Each participant will be provided with a life-jacket and safety leash. Also each SUP will have an anchor so that the board stays stable in the water. 

Course Registration

Important Note :  This course is an exploratory course and registration is by invite only

If you are interested in joining the course please first call us on +91-9740067323 and if we can provide you with an invite you will have to complete the following formalities

1. Complete the course registration waiver form :  

2. Online payment of Rs. 6000 to reserve your slot. The payment includes the following

  • Accommodation at a home-stay on a twin sharing basis 
  • 5 meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on Day 01 and Breakfast & Lunch on Day 02
  • All equipment rentals + Instructor charges

Note that this is introductory pricing valid for this session only. Please click on the button below to initiate the payment. This will redirect you to our payment gateway platform.

CANCELLATION FEE

  • 100 % refund between 7 days prior to the course date
  • 50% refund or 100% credit between 2-7 days prior to the course date
  • No refund or 50% credit between 0-48 hrs prior to the course date