CapTimes – Yoga in the air, on the water, with a glass of wine

Rev up your yoga practice by stepping out of your routine and trying one of these yoga practices around Madison. Then mark your calendars for next summer and enjoy yoga on the paddle board. Until then, see you for classes in the indoors.

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October 10, 2013 11:30 am • LINDSAY CHRISTIANS | The Capital Times |


Some yoga experimentation is more weather sensitive. During summer months, local instructor Maureen Hebl teaches stand up paddleboard yoga on Lake Wingra partnering with Wingra Boats and with Rutabaga on Lake Monona. (By fall, she heads indoors to teach a series of classes at the Monona Community Center.)

Stand up paddleboard yoga, or “SUP,” “gives you the feeling and appearance of walking on water, like you’re floating on a yoga mat,” Hebl wrote on her Facebook page.

This summer, Hebl was featured in a special called “Yoga Afloat” on Wisconsin Public Television.


“What I try to bring to my classroom is meditative stillness, to slow down our minds,” she said on the program. “What a wonderful thing to take your practice from the indoors, outdoors.”

Hebl learned to paddleboard several years ago. At first, she thought taking her yoga practice to the lake wasn’t possible.

“It’s such a playful fun thing to do,” she said on WPT. “It was a lot easier than I thought … it becomes a part of you. You’re connecting with nature.”