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Paddleboard yoga combines two things I love most: yoga and being on the water. I moved to Colorado 14 years ago from the California coast and have long missed being by the ocean. Colorado’s lakes are beautiful and what better way to spend time on the water than doing paddleboard yoga! Paddleboard Yoga is a very popular hybrid style of yoga that involves the use of Stand-Up Paddleboards (SUPs) on still water such as a lake or sea. I took my first paddleboard yoga class on the Sea of Cortez in Cabo San Lucas and immediately fell in love. Practicing yoga on a paddleboard is both an empowering and peaceful experience. Paddleboard Yoga involves a lot more core and muscular engagement - necessitating one to tap into a much deeper source of strength and to strike a balance between power, focus and flexibility. Not to mention, the stunning views combined with dragonflies wizzing by is an idyllic setting for yoga.
Since that fateful day on the Sea of Cortez, it had been my dream to share this beautiful experience with others and became a certified Paddleboard Yoga Instructor. I have been teaching yoga for over 10 years and am a Yoga Alliance certified instructor. This summer is my 4th season teaching Paddleboard Yoga and I am ecstatic to serve the communities of Colorado Springs and Monument, plus visitors, with this practice. Enjoy your yoga practice outdoors this summer and join me on the water!
Beth is a 200-hour Register Yoga Teacher (RYT) graduate from Evolve Yoga + Wellness. Through many years of athletic training, she's discovered the power of yoga as a critical element of overall wellness through care for the joints, strength, flexibility, balance, and bringing awareness to breath. Her passion is for Vinyasa Flow (on and off the water) as a way to incorporate the power of energy through breath to cultivate strength of mind and body during the practice. Beth is inspired to bring the power and pleasure of SUP Yoga to all so everyone can experience how amazing it is to practice yoga, out in nature, while challenging the body with balancing on a yoga-specific board. Beth is the mom of two remarkable kids, a full-time professional, 3-time Ironman finisher, marathoner, and lover of nature. She can often be found on the lake, trails, or in the mountains loving Mother Nature.
Emma was introduced to yoga in 2010 but began practicing regularly in 2019 to find relief for back and hip pain. She completed her 200 HR YTT in 2020 with Chistine Malmborg Yoga LLC and SUP YTT with Dragonfly Paddle Yoga. SUP Yoga has been an experience that has helped Emma find healing physically and emotionally and she looks forward to sharing the joy she has found through yoga with the Dragonfly community. When not teaching yoga, Emma enjoys spending time with her husband and their pup, reading fiction novels, and volunteering with local non-profits.