Camille Styles

Why Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga Is The Best Summer Workout

July 12th, 2018

You can’t drive across the Congress Street bridge in Austin without seeing dozens of people on stand up paddle boards (or as we like to say around here, “SUP” boards.) At first glance, it doesn’t look like much of a work out. You’re… well, standing. And paddling. But one time trying SUP is enough to find out that it’s an incredible core workout, and keeping your balance on a board while moving is harder work than it looks. Turns out that’s just the beginning when it comes to the workouts possible with SUP, and paddle boarding is a great way to take your yoga experience to the next level. We met up with Jarvis Boards founder Tony Smith and yoga instructor Angel Marya, to talk about how paddle boarding and yoga can come together for a powerful experience on the water.

photographed by chris nieto

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  1. This post came at the perfect timing! I’m headed to my aunt’s lake house next week and we always go paddle boarding. Last year we tried out a very simple paddle board yoga class, and although it was challenging and required great balance and strength, it was great fun and we both enjoyed it. I am going to send this post to her so we can try some of these poses next week!

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