.

What SUP with Yoga?

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) has been popular on Long Beach Island for years. Now floating yoga sessions are catching on

Sophie Milkowski finds "peace"  during her SUP yoga session
Sophie Milkowski finds "peace" during her SUP yoga session

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) has been popular on Long Beach Island for years.

Now floating yoga sessions are catching as yoga studios are joining forces with SUP and surf shops to offer floating classes at various bayfront locations on LBI.

Sunday mornings in the summer, LBI Surfing and Devotion Yoga hold a class at Bayview Park in Brant Beach. Attending recently were two good friends from Washington Heights, NY on their first visit to the island.

Sophie Milkowski, 18, said she has been a devout yoga practitioner for years, but had only been on a board once before.

For Abigail Ferreria, also 18, it was all a new experience, she said. Both took a introductory SUP class given by LBI Surfing and then followed up with the yoga class with instructor Sarah Bond. Ferreria was hesitant at first, but Bond convinced her to give it a try.

“The boards are anchored in shallow water, so if you fall off all you have to do is stand up and get back on,” said Bond.

Both girls only took the plunge once each during the hour long session and paddled ashore apparently ecstatic from the experience.

LBI Surfing teams up with other island yoga studios such a Yoga Nine and Liquid Bliss for classes, including sunset sessions, at various locations on LBI from Harvey Cedars to Beach Haven.

Classes are also available through other LBI surf and SUP shops such as Island Surf and Sail in Ship Bottom and South End Surf ‘N Paddle in Beach Haven.






swami Param August 18, 2013 at 11:44 AM
Yes, what sup with yoga? It such a shame that so many feel comfortable stealing Yoga from the Hindus. Real Yoga is Hinduism; taught by Hindus and not for a fee. Very thoughtless. Swami Param Classical Yoga Hindu Academy Barnegat, NJ
Proud Pappa August 18, 2013 at 04:07 PM
GBYP....God Bless Yoga Pants..!!
spaynter12 August 19, 2013 at 07:20 AM
South End Surf N Paddle holds SUP Yoga Lessons as well at Bayview Park. www.southendsurfnpaddle.com for details.
swami Param August 19, 2013 at 07:36 AM
Divorcing Yoga from Hinduism is dishonest and cruel. This thoughless abuse is like saying Baptism is an underwater therapy. Honest people will simply say they are teaching stretching classes.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something