Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) yoga means simply doing yoga on a paddle board while floating in the water. However, this practice offers a fun and unique experience to its practitioners along with many benefits such as improving flexibility and balance, Increasing Circulation, and reducing stress.
Before joining a SUP Yoga class, you might want to consider drinking some water, wearing appropriate attire (Light airy workout top, and leggings or workout pants), and be ready to get wet.
If you’re prepared to have fun, workout, and challenge yourself? check the following list and pick where you’d like to SUP Yoga this summer.
WASUP Yoga is situated within steps of the waters of Shilshole. It was the first to offer SUP yoga classes in Washington State and have been operating since way back in 2011.
With backgrounds in yoga and fitness—and a passion for balance, nature and paddle boarding, WASUP Yoga teachers relish every opportunity to guide students toward their deepest practice.
Through stand-up paddle board yoga classes, WASUP Yoga offers healthy adventurists a unique way to connect with the rich resources of nature and community — all while touching the wellspring of balance, wellness and bliss that resides within them.
WASUP Yoga values interconnectedness and the positive difference that simple, direct action can make in our community. Thus it donates a portion of all proceeds to Noel House programs and Yoga Behind Bars, every stretch you take on the water will expand the quality of life for homeless women and the incarcerated.
What people say about WASUP Yoga
Amazing!! Can’t wait to do another class. It was a super windy day which made the paddle out a bit tough, but nothing anyone couldn’t handle. We got hooked onto a line between two buoys so no one would float away. I’ve done a little bit of paddleboarding out on Lake Union, and I’m a seasoned yogi and was pleasantly surprised that it was as challenging as it was! It’s definitely a weird feeling doing poses I know so well on a wobbly board with lots of wind happening, but you get the hang of it pretty fast. It felt so good to lay on the board at the end and relax in the sunshine. I would recommend trying paddle boarding before you go, as it’s easier to know what to expect and you’ll be in control of your board a little more.
Saw a couple cute seals poking their heads out of the water, and a bald eagle. Beautiful spot to do yoga in!
-Madey A. (Yelp)
It was really fun and cool experience! We highly recommend. Andrew at Surf shop was very nice and Yoga instructor Katie was very nice. Great Father’s Day extravaganza!!
-Jyun S. (Google)
Love WASUP! This was my second time doing paddleboard yoga but I was hooked from the first time I tried last year. Brian is the best teacher! No experience in yoga or paddleboarding neccessary. I went with a group of my friends for my birthday and all the guys were really skeptical, but they were troopers and did the class and were raving about how much fun it was after. I was really proud of them
-Kayla H. (Yelp)
19 Classes per Week
Being out on the water gets to the essence of this beautiful city. Practicing yoga on the water gives a sense of presence and challenge unlike any other. Founded in 2013 out of a deep love for both yoga and the water, SUP Yoga Seattle offers a unique experience to combine these elements in classes that are accessible and empowering.
What people say about SUP Yoga Seattle
I created a Yelp account just so I could tell other people how AWESOME SUP Yoga is!
Instructor Jill is absolutely wonderful. She has a very calm and inspiring way of explaining and motivating, which made me and everyone else in my class (all first-timers on a stand-up paddle board) feel comfortable and confident getting out on the water. Once we were all anchored on our boards out on the lake, Jill guided us through a beautiful yoga practice that was calming yet challenging — a perfect balance.
After the class was over, I was left feeling so light and energized and just a little disappointed I hadn’t tried it sooner! I was really excited to tell everyone I know about it and can’t wait to bring more friends next time!
Bottom line: You will NOT regret a SUP yoga class. Give yourself this gift!
–Nicolette E. (Yelp)
I was a bit nervous about taking this class, but I had a blast. Jill is a wonderful instructor and the equipment and setting are perfect. I highly recommend this class. It makes a great gift too.
–Sarah L. (Yelp)
Great instructor with a great location. I’m a complete beginner, and chose SUP Yoga Seattle because it was located in Greenlake and sounded less cold and I intimidating than other locations around Seattle. Jill was great, talking through how to balance in each move before starting the move, and offered plenty of modifications for each one. This is a great way to add a a new element to your yoga practice, add a little fun to SUP, or just get outside and enjoy a beautiful day. Can’t wait to go back!
-Nycki P. (Google)
19 Classes per Week
Northwest Paddle Surfers owns locations in Juanita Beach Park, Marin Park in Kirkland, and Adams Street Boat Ramp near Seward Park in Seattle. In addition to a newest location in South Sound location is in Lacey, WA.
Northwest Paddle Surfers offers PaddleFlow® Yoga classes led by Lindsay Lambert. These classes are a combination of Yoga, Pilates & Stand Up Paddle Boarding. Yoga, Pilates & SUP are great for building balance, coordination, endurance & core strength.
Northwest Paddle Surfers’ classes begins on shore to go over the basic fundamentals of SUP; water safety, board anatomy, proper stroke technique, launching & progressions to standing up. Then safely launch onto the water, do a short warm-up paddle, anchor the boards & start to flow!
What people say about Northwest Paddle Surfers
Well I had originally wanted to try this at the Juanita location due to the fact we were beginners but the city closed the beach and our reservation was honored at Kirkland Marina. Downside was that there was a bit of a wind and as the site says busier with boat traffic. The staff were amazing and really went above and beyond I felt during our experience.
My son was struggling to get the board out and away from the dock area and clearly frustrated by the fact the wind kept pushing him back. One of the employees tried to help from the shore but it was clear the frustration level was high, so he hopped on a board and gave my son a private lesson. Towed him around and pulled him out to where he was further out with his friends, this was for completely the turning point for what could have been a horrible experience for an 11 year old. It meant that the 11 year old had some fun, got a private lesson and ended the day on a positive note, they allowed us to use one board together and it was all smiles and fun for the rest of our rental time.
We will definitely be back to try it again. Thank you for making what could have been a unpleasant afternoon end on a positive note 🙂
–Claire W. (Yelp)
Absolutely loved it, the service is amazing and the park itself is super clean. People are welcoming and extremely polite. First time paddle boarding turned out a success !!!
–Tatyana M. (Google)
Groupon for this was great. We rented 4 boards for 2 hours near Seward and the weather was lovely. My brothers kids came for a visit and had a true PNW experience. The young guy who ran the stand was very nice. He commented on how to use the paddle, but gave no instruction on getting on the boards or how to stand up – only how to get back on if you fall off which seems inevitable without the prior instruction. Highly recommend them!!!
-Leslie B. (Yelp)
3 Classes per Week
At Hydrology Stand Up Paddle you can choose between Chakra Balancing Slow Flow and Meditation sessions or simple outdoor/indoor SUP yoga classes. Hydrology Stand Up Paddle held classes in the Port of Everett, Silver Lake, Edgewater Beach in Mukilteo and many other locations. The Business also organizes SUP Yoga events.
What people say about Hydrology Stand Up Paddle
My wife and I went for a 1hr SUP lesson as anniversary gift. We had an absolute blast. Neither of us had done this before but within just a few minutes we were on the water & thoroughly enjoying ourselves. Erin was our instructor and she did a great job guiding us and making us feel comfortable. Such a pleasant time. We’ll certainly be going back next season to rent boards!
–Adam W. (Yelp)
I set up a beginners class for myself and a few of my friends, at Silver Lake in Everett. I emailed Erin, one of the owners and instructors at Hydrology, and even though they don’t usually set up at Silver Lake on the weekends, she was happy to send her husband, Dave, down to give us a SUP lesson. Dave had us on the water within minutes and had us all feeling safe and confident on our boards. This was the first time for all of us, and Dave was easy to talk to and was more than happy to answer all of our questions. When the lesson was over, we all felt comfortable enough that we plan on renting some boards from Hydrology and going out for another paddle around the lake very soon. We all highly recommend taking a lesson from Erin and Dave!
–Stephanie D. (Yelp)
The best stand up paddle board spot!! Super friendly staff awesome owners.Definately recommend and will continue to return till end of summer!! And next1after that!!
-Randie V. (Yelp)
8 Classes per Week
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Join Twelv Petals this summer for outdoor fun SUP yoga classes over Lake Union in Seattle, WA. These classes take place in Westlake at SurfShack and Paddle. Participants can choose between Group and Private sessions. All equipment is provided in the cost for class, all you need to do is have a great time!
What people say about Twelv Petals
We took the all level SUP yoga class on a beautiful Saturday morning and had a fantastic experience!
I’ve done stand up paddling before so I already felt relatively comfortable on the board. I’m new to yoga, as I’d only done 2 of those Northwest Corporate Yoga classes before this one.
Susan was our teacher, and she can provide instruction on SUP if that’s new to you. She also had sunscreen available for us to borrow! Our class had 4 students, and I think it’s generally kept to 3-5 students. I personally like the small class aspect so it doesn’t feel too crowded.
She had us start by paddling towards the side of the lake with the Museum of History and Industry. There’s a small area there where you won’t be disturbed by boats or other paddlers/kayakers. You then literally drop anchor so you don’t drift around too much.
During the yoga portion of the class, she would paddle around as giving verbal instruction and did some demonstrations. Sometimes, it was a little hard to hear, but it helped that she moved around. I think my 2 classes of yoga came in handy, as I had an idea of the positions she was calling out and didn’t have to rely too heavily on visual demos. I felt she did a great job at encouraging you to get out of your comfort zone, but also not pressuring you if something seemed too much. I also thought it was super awesome that she took photos during the class. These get posted on Facebook after so you’ll have plenty of mementos!
After the yoga was complete, we paddled back to where we started. The class is about 90 minutes total, and I definitely felt it was a fun way to get a workout in. I think one class at $45 feels a little pricey, but if you buy passes in packages of 3, 5, or 10, it’s cheaper per class. You can even share your pass with friends! I’m planning on getting a pass to do this class again, and try out the Sunset SUP and yoga class as well!
–Dianna N. (Yelp)
3 Classes per Week
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced yogi, the moment you set foot on the board you will realize that practicing on water is a distinctly different experience. Taking your sun salutation out of the studio and onto the board helps you develop a whole new appreciation for the balance and focus required for every pose. Mindfulness just comes naturally here, as your mind and body click into place to welcome this fresh new adventure. Join one of Catalyst Yoga’s SUP yoga classes led by Carly Norwood this summer for a unique and fun experience!
What people say about Catalyst Yoga
Carly is an amazing teacher and has sparked my newfound love for yoga! I came to her completely unfit and not flexible at all after having two kids and not doing any consistent work out in years. I had several injuries that she said were no problem to work around. I was very scared for our first class, especially since it was in public at a park! But Carly has such a calm demeanor she put me at ease.
She is one of those rare teachers that meets you where you are; she knows when to give pointers and when to just let you do your best at attempting new poses. She is always very responsive with any questions or concerns. Even though she is SO knowledgeable about the body and yoga she finds a way to explain things in a way that makes sense. She also gives you explanations that put into context what you are doing and why. She challenges me every time, but is understanding and flexible with my limitations.
I cannot recommend Carly and Catalyst Yoga enough! If you are interested in trying yoga, no matter your past experience, Carly has a ton to offer as a teacher and role model.
–Karen K. (Yelp)
Carly is a really great instructor, she is knowledgeable about yoga and alternative poses for this with limitations and injuries, and the class on the stand up paddle boards is a really great experience for those looking for a different challenge.
I have taken many of the classes that Carly offers through the multiple locations she works through. Whether it is her power flow class in Mukilteo and Snohomish or the Paddle Board Yoga in the pool at Forest Park (and other locations), it is always a great class. I also highly recommend taking the weekend to go on the yoga/paddleboarding retreat offered on Whidbey Island by Carly.
–Danielle M. (Yelp)
Excellent instructor, Really connects with her students, encourages them to do their best, and keeps it fun.
–Carrie B. (Google)
5 Classes per Week
Lindsay Lambert the owner of the Paddling Yogini LLC is leading outdoor SUP Yoga classes for beginners to advanced students all over the Pacific Northwest, these classes are most often taking place on Lake Sammamish, Lake Washington, Beaver Lake, Rattlesnake Lake, Snoqualmie River, and Puget Sound.
Paddling Yogini LLC also organizes Indoor SUP Yoga sessions in Mercer Island Beach Club, Samena Swim & Recreation Club, Si View Pool, and Columbia Athletic Club- Juanita Bay.
What people say about Paddling Yoga LLC
I’ve taken SUP Yoga indoors and outside with Lindsay for over a year and I love it! Love it so much I’ve bought a board and have taken paddling lessons from her as well! She is a great teacher, she easily works with beginners to advance students, all in the same class giving lots of options based on ability levels and body limitations. Her classes are challenging, but really fun. They have helped me gain strength, balance and confidence. 5 stars for Paddling Yogini!
–LaVonne F. (Google)
I have taken several SUP yoga classes from Lindsey and have loved all of them. She does an excellent job of guiding you through various poses and giving modification ideas for those that need them. I highly recommend that you make time for her sessions – both on the lake and in the pool.
–Caroline W. (Google)
Yoga and fitness on a SUP is so fun! Lindsay can get you on the water, work on fitness, yoga, and paddling technique regardless of your experience level. Classes are indoors at Eastside pools during the off season, and on one of our beautiful lakes (beaver lake, lake Sammamish, etc) during the summer.
–Angelika K. (Google)
9 Classes per Week
Join Azul SUP Yoga classes taught by certified SUP Yoga instructor Georgina Shaffer to find serenity in the beautiful PNW setting at Lake Ki while challenging yourself. Georgina teach to all levels and provides modifications during class so students can go at their own pace and listen to their body.
What people say about AZUL SUP & Yoga
I absolutely loved their paddleboard yoga class. It was my first time and best experience as a first timer!
I do yoga but have never done paddleboard yoga!
Highly recommend it;) I’ll be doing it again soon
–Marie B. (Facebook)
Best experience ever. I enjoyed her class so much! Even my teenage daughter who is not athletic loved it. There was no pressure to do things I could not and it was incredibly therapeutic. I can’t wait to go again.
–Calais J. (Facebook)
Such an amazing yoga experience! SUP yoga today was just beautiful and SO FUN! Highly recommend and can’t wait for another class.
–Joy S. (Facebook)
3 Classes per Week