Dо уоu want tо lеаrn a new ѕkіll, сhаllеngе уоurѕеlf, trу ѕоmеthіng соmрlеtеlу dіffеrеnt?
SUP Yoga іѕ аn interesting аnd оrіgіnаl wау tо рrасtісе Yoga ѕurrоundеd bу nature аnd tо thе rhythm оf wаtеr. The concept іѕ simple: fіnd one’s symmetry аnd bаlаnсе іn order to flowingly gо frоm оnе posture tо аnоthеr. SUP Yoga tones uр the body whіlе еxеrсіѕіng muѕсlеѕ thаt аrе nоt used during a уоgа рrасtісе on a mаt. All уоur ѕеnѕеѕ will bе ѕtіmulаtеd whіlе bеіng completely connected tо nаturе аnd the here аnd now. Rеlаxаtіоn guаrаntееd.
In SUP Yoga, wе work tо create thе elements of еаrth, wаtеr, fіrе, air, аnd ѕрасе in our bоdіеѕ’ аlіgnmеnt. Bеіng out іn nature ѕuрроrtѕ оur bоdіеѕ іntо thіѕ healthy alignment аnd enhances thе еxреrіеnсе of іt. Cоmbіnіng уоgа аnd ѕtаnd uр paddle bоаrdіng (SUP) is mеrgіng thе best оf twо worlds. Whеn уоu blend thе mental аnd ѕріrіtuаl benefits оf уоgа wіth the nаturаl and рhуѕісаl аdvаntаgеѕ оf stand-up paddle boarding, уоur bоdу will react positively.
SUP Yоgа is a rеlаxіng еxреrіеnсе, аnd it will іmрrоvе уоur ѕurfіng, kіtеbоаrdіng, wіndѕurfіng, and ѕtаnd-uр раddlе bоаrdіng skills. If уоu’rе ѕіmрlу a Yoga еnthuѕіаѕt, аnd nеvеr trіеd any water sport, you mіght gеt hооkеd forever. Thе benefits оf SUP Yоgа аrе immense: it reduces ѕtrеѕѕ, improves your core muѕсlе funсtіоn, balances your breathing, аnd cools down the mind. All you’ll need is an inflatable SUP board аnd a bоdу of wаtеr.
Sоund арреаlіng? All you hаvе to dо is gеt оur SUP Yoga inflatable board аnd ѕtаrt enjoying thе blend оf mеntаl ѕріrіtuаl аnd рhуѕісаl bеnеfіtѕ оf SUP Yoga
When Namaste was developed the ambition was to take SUP yoga one step further and truly capture the spirit of yoga. We carefully listened to the experiences of our paddle board and yoga community and paired that with our own design expertise. The result was Namaste, specially designed for yoga and fitness activities. Since its introduction it has become a favourite among many yogis and yoginis thanks to its outstanding board stability and unique design. It is equipped with straps for anchoring and attaching the paddle. The brushed deck covers a maximum area of the board to allow good grip and flexibility when moving along the board. There is no compromise to the paddling qualities with Namaste. It is also an excellent board for recreational paddling similar to the Active-series.
The Namaste Yoga board comes in two sizes: 10’3 & 11’0
The Pure Yoga Namaste 10’3 is the original yoga SUP with maximum (35″) width, providing amazing stability on the water giving you the confidence to practice and master any yoga pose.
The All-round Yoga Namaste 11’0 is a development from the successful Namaste 10’3. It is also built specifically for SUP yoga. Thanks to it’s increased length and slimmer (33″) shape, riders will now experience even better glide for longer paddling trips in addition to enjoying all the original benefits Kona’s Namaste range offer for SUP yoga and fitness.
Sarnia Rose at Pure Aloha Yoga:
“Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga has been able to bring together two things that I absolutely love – Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) and Yoga!
In 2010, I was first introduced to Stand Up Paddle Boarding at a time when only hard boards existed. By 2011 I had participated in my first ever SUP Yoga Class with Charlotte Piho and was instantly hooked! Over the years, I have watched the concept of boards shaping and materials change and evolve. Today I am proud to have my own collection of my Kona Boards Namaste 10’3 Inflatables, my personal favourite.
I love being on the water and combining the natural flow of Yoga in so many of my favourite places. While on board a Namaste, I feel an added connection with the flow of the ocean and nature, enhancing my yoga experience even further. Being an inflatable board, it is something completely different from the hard boards I previously practiced yoga on. From my first inflatable experience, I felt as if I was floating on air, literally!
Practicing yoga everyday and introducing SUP yoga experiences to others is my passion and privilege. The personal rewards are endless! Beginners amazed at their yoga abilities on the stable boards as well as experienced yogis finding new motivation in the variety water adds to their favourite poses and routines. On any given day, you can see me trickle off into a zen like state with my classes as we float, drift and listen to the water gentling lapping at our boards, becoming one with the ocean as we move through our poses.
After your session, it’s a quick pack up – simply deflate, roll and zip into the backpack to store or take with you on your next adventure. I love the Kona Board’s Namaste SUPs for my personal yoga practice and classes everyday. There’s so many amazing places to explore on SUP in the Gold Coast region alone but I also can’t wait to check mine in on a flight to explore other tropical waters in the near future!
The Kona inflatables are lightweight and easy to carry both deflated in their backpack, as well as when inflated. I also love that the Namaste’s have a cushioned shoulder strap for extra carrying comfort. With ease you can pump up your board, grab your paddle and take yourself out on the water to explore and relax your mind and body through SUP yoga.”
Pure Aloha Yoga is a SUP Yoga company on the Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. They are using Kona’s Namaste 10’3 inflatable for their SUP Yoga lessons. Book lessons at: www.purealohayoga.co
Tanya Kingsman at The Paddling Yogi:
“I love the Namaste 10’3 inflatables! In the beginning I was dead set anti inflatables in boards in general, let alone as a SUP Yoga board. Svante from Kona Boards Australia kindly sent me a couple of the Namaste 10’3 inflatables as loan boards to get my business started whilst the thermo mould boards I ordered were in transit from overseas.
I used these boards in my own SUP Yoga practice before putting my clients on them to see how they feel. My main concern was the balance / stability in the water, the give in the board itself as we move through poses and slip factor.
I found these boards are super stable so that even the beginner to SUP, yoga and both are able to paddle to the location for our practice, get into the poses quite easily and find peace and balance as they hold the pose. There was no give in the boards as I was expecting and the full deck grip is just as awesome as it is beautiful with its non slip material, the background in my favourite colour, aqua, was an added bonus as was the word Namaste written along the base of the beautiful design. Which honours and acknowledges the divine light in each and every one of us. I use this at the end of every land based studio class and in our floating classes.
The boards are lightweight easy to store and handle, the numerous anchor points are just fantastic as is the bungy straps for storing your water bottle, yoga block, sun glasses or any other items clients might like to secure safely.
I even love the little screw with a tab on the end to tighten it up that comes with the centre fin as well. No screwdriver needed……. bless.
Since using the 10’3 Namaste boards I am now looking to purchase these and add to my fleet……. I also can’t wait to try out the 11’0 Namaste board.
Highly recommend these boards to everyone from beginner to the expert SUP Yogi
See you on the water………….. Namaste x”
The Paddling Yogi is a SUP Yoga company in Mackay, QLD, Australia. They are using Kona’s Namaste 10’3 inflatable for their SUP Yoga lessons. Book lessons at: http://thepaddlingyogi.com.au/