Frequently Asked Questions
~ I have no paddle board experience, is this something I can participate in?
Absolutely! No experience paddleboarding is necessary. Each class will teach you basic paddleboarding skills. Experience with yoga is helpful but not required. Minimum age for participation is 12 years.
~ Do I need to be able to swim?
YES! All participants must be able to swim unassisted for their safety and for the safety of all students. A Personal Floatation Device (PFD) will be provided. If you are not a confident swimmer, you may choose to wear the PFD throughout class. You may also choose to book a private session.
~ What should I bring and wear?
Unless you plan to bring your own equipment, your class will include a premier GLIDE paddleboard, paddle, anchor, leash and PFD. Wear comfortable, supportive clothing that you don’t mind getting wet in. Wear plenty of sunscreen. Also wear a hat and sunglasses you place little value you in as you might be donating them to the lake. Bring a towel, flip flops, water and refreshing snacks to enjoy after class. There's a chance you could get wet so also bring a change of clothes. No personal items, such as cell phones and purses, will be brought to class. Leave all personal belongings secured in your car*. Enjoy your connection to the water!
*Please note that Dragonfly Paddle Yoga is NOT responsible for lost or stolen items while on the water or left in vehicles.
~ Are there restrooms at the lake?
There are 'outdoor' bathrooms, aka Port-o-Lets. We will provide you with hand sanitizer.
~ Is it difficult to stay on the board doing the poses?
Practicing yoga on the water will be more challenging than on land practice. We learn to adapt and become more aware in the moment, and move with the breath, which creates better focus, balance and strength. We practice on world class GLIDE SUP Lotus boards that are wide and sturdy which will help with your balance and stability on the water.
~ What happens if I fall in or is it common that people fall in?
There's always a chance you could fall in and if you do, we have fun with it and get back up! Falling in the water can be rewarding and refreshing after we build up heat. After the first time of falling-in, the fear is gone and we look at the postures in a new light, without the fear of making a splash!
~ Do I have to wear the PFD? I see so many other poeple on the water that do not.
While paddling, it is required that you wear a PFD and leash at all times. This is important for your safety. The PFD is optional to wear during the paddle yoga class.
~ Why are classes scheduled in the morning?
Paddleboard Yoga is best experienced on flat, calm waters. The lake is typically calmest in the mornings when there is little to no wind. The winds usually arrive by mid-day. The best time to participate is the 8am class. If winds exceed 10mph, we will cancel class.
~ How long is class? Do I need to arrive early?
Class is 90 minutes, but block two hours to give yourself time to arrive and park, and time to chat before and after class. Arriving 15 minutes before class starts will help ensure that we get to enjoy the most time on the water!
~ What if it rains?
In the event of inclement weather, you will be contacted at least one hour before class to notify you of any cancellation. If it’s just gray, class will continue. If there’s thunder and lightning, it’s a no-go. High winds are also cause for cancellation. In the event that class is cancelled, you will be given a rain-check. Please take a moment to review our Cancellation and Weather Policy.