Practising Yoga and being on water work wonderfully together. I love it. You have the sky above you and sea water holding you, feeling connected to nature. There is also the added challenge of keeping balance which is great for stability and and core strength. I first tried SUP Yoga in a cenote in Mexico, fell in love with it, came home, and learnt to teach it.
You can not help but be completely in the present moment or you may get wet! :) It is an incredibly beautiful experience, what can be more calming than doing yoga floating on ocean water? Your paddle board is used as the yoga mat. The end Savasana (relaxation) feels amazing floating on the water being completely at one with the elements. Yoga and meditation on water, will give you a whole new experience and will highten your yoga practice. The classes are at Hove Lagoon Watersports next to the beach.
Hove Lagoon Watersports
SUP yoga strengthens the core, improves your balance, tones muscles, reduces stress and increases body awareness. As well as this, being on the water can be both tranquil and rejuvenating, helping you to achieve a relaxed and clear mind, whilst enjoying the surroundings of nature.
Please book via Hove Lagoon Watersports directly
I also run retreats...
Yoga & Surf Retreat 7-10th May 2021
We stay 3 nights in a luxury, big converted barn by the sea, do 6 x Yoga and Meditation classes over the weekend. Endless surfing, vegan breakfast and dinner, optional lessons and the possibility of SUPing, coastal walks, massage and crystal and reiki healing treatments by the amazing Saltwatergaia, chilling, beach time and lots more.
Yoga & Surf Retreat 14-17th May 2021
This Yoga and Surf retreat will be relaxing, rejuvinating and lots of fun. We will be close to the sea near the beautiful beaches of Croyde and Putsbough. The barn is luxurious and in a quaint village in the countryside. Three days of Yoga, meditation (if its warm we can do the classes in the garden) relaxation, surfing, coming back to yourself, connecting with the oceans energy, amazing vegan food, massage, healing, coastal walks, beactime and lots of fun.
Yoga & Surf Retreat
21st-24th May 2021
Enjoy the tranquility of the beautiful Devon coast, mixed with Yoga, meditation, amazing vegan meals, Surfing, SUP, log fires, massage and healing, coastal walks, beach time and fun. We will do 6 x Yoga and meditation classes over the weekend and there is an option to book surf lessons. We stay 3 nights in a big, luxurious barn in the countryside.
Yoga & Surf Retreats, May, June & September 2021
2021 dates coming soon! The Yoga and Surf retreats will be relaxing, rejuvinating and lots of fun. We stay 3 nights in a luxury, big converted barn by the sea, do 6 x Yoga and Meditation classes over the weekend. Endless surfing, a log fire, vegan breakfast and dinner, optional lessons and the possibility of SUPing, coastal walks, massage and crystal and reiki healing treatments by the amazing Saltwatergaia, chilling, beach time and lots more.
I had a dream to run Yoga and Surfing retreats for a long time, but I always felt it was just a distant dream that would may never happen. A pipedream. Until I did a meditation in a small ashram on an island off Guatemala.
I stumbled across an ashram which looked lovely with some beautiful big yellow flowers outside. I decided to join a class there.
This class changed my life.
We did a meditation called I Am. I saw my soul. It was overwhelmingly beautiful. I realised I was capable of doing anything I wanted. I booked my first Surf and Yoga retreat straight away when I got to my next stop on my trip, Costa Rica.
I created my first Yoga and Surf Retreat on my phone using the surf hostels intermittent wifi. It seemed so easy because the work was coming straight from my heart and soul. When the retreat came I wasn't nervous at all and loved every minute. I couldn't believe this was my job! Every time I go to Devon and share my knowledge and heart with the yogis, I feel so good like this is what I am supposed to be doing. ''Its the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting'' Paulo Coehlo. I have been in love with the ocean for a long time. Some connection which feels like its been there within me for many lifetimes. ''The tides are in our veins'' Robinson Jeffers.
''Thank you so much. it was a great week. one I won't forget.
A great group of people in a lovely place. Loved the yoga/ meditation/sunshine and surf.
Learnt a lot and feel a lot more relaxed
''Kirsty, thank you so much for making this such a special weekend. I appreciated all the wonderful little touches that made it so relaxing- the presents on our pillow when we arrived, candles, music, cards, decorations etc. The yoga was 'perfect'- nice variation of excercises, good pace, good amount. Lucys food was fantastic. Thanks so much it has been such a pleasure! p.s, loved our walk too...so good''
''If anyone wants a weekend away to help bring you back to yourself then this is the retreat for you! I went last September and I am going to the one in May. I cannot recommend Kirsty's retreats enough. I can honestly say that going to this was one of the best things I did for myself last year... You are such an amazingly kind and wonderful person, I hope you know this''
''Thank you Kirsty! As always it has been amazing. So many positives and absolutely no negatives!!!
Everything was perfect except it went too quickly!
It has been great being able to do yoga with you again, and I really do miss you now that you're in Brighton.
I can't wait until the next time. Lots of Love''