Come enjoy early morning practice of Stand-up Paddleboad on beautiful Lake Delton in Wisconsin Dells Saturday, August 13, 9:30-11am. Afterwards we’ll dock and drive by car or float on paddle board to have a lunch at the Rivina Bay Bar & Grill, a favorite casual lake spot at 11:30am. It’s going to be a wet n wild adventure! $35 includes paddle-board, brief paddling instruction and yoga on the board. Class is limited to 14 due to board rental. If you own a board, $20 for class.
Experience how aromatherapy and yoga can blend to soothe mind body & soul.
June 26th 4PM – 5:15 pm, Held at SuperCharge! Foods, 1902 E Washington Ave, Madison.
All levels Welcome! $35 per person.
Try a sun salute… on Lake Wingra
Carrie Anton on Thursday 07/10/2014
Leave your yoga mat at home. Here, downward dogs and sun salutations are gingerly executed atop a standup paddleboard surrounded by nature and open water.
“Water slows the yoga practice, as keen focus is necessary to achieve and maintain physical balance on the board,” says instructor Maureen Hebl, both a certified paddleboard teacher and a registered yoga instructor. “The relaxed pace along with the beautiful surroundings naturally leads to a more mindful, yet still energizing, practice.”
Unlike land-based yoga classes, which might begin with gentle head rolls and child’s poses, participants in standup paddleboard yoga warm up with an invigorating single-oar row while standing or kneeling on a cushioned board similar in size to a large surfboard. A moderate headwind can create choppy waves, making it hard to believe that achieving yoga’s stereotypical sense of calm is possible. However, once all class members are tethered to an anchored line of buoys, the class transitions to yoga, and a moment of stillness settles in. Blue skies and warm evening sunshine create the serenity that can only come from nature.
Hebl aims for a flow similar to the kind found in studio classes, complete with standing poses, seated stretches and a few bridges and wheels for those who dare to turn upside down. But working on an unsteady platform means good technique and proper alignment occur more organically than in a classroom setting. “If you’re in a plank position on your mat, it’s easy to favor one wrist or hold your weight improperly,” says Hebl. “Do that on your board, and you’ll take a dip in the lake.”
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Maureen Hebl adds surprising variation to the traditional practice of yoga. (04:28)
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What’s SUP? It’s time for Aqua Yoga! Come and join me this summer on Friday nights, June 6th through August 29th, 6:30-8pm for a warming, relaxing practice of yoga out on the water. It’s a great way to unwind from your work week and a surprise event will be announced at the end of class. Sign up at www.wingraboats.com and let the summer fun begin!
This Saturday, November 9th, 3pm I’ll be volunteering to lead a yoga session in the Chazen Museum of Art lobby as part of the art, movement, and meditation series. It is open to the public so please come by, invite … Continue reading
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.
October 10, 2013 11:30 am • LINDSAY CHRISTIANS | The Capital Times | firstname.lastname@example.org
STAND UP PADDLEBOARD
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.”
Haven’t tried padding or yoga out on the water this summer? Now is the time to jump on board and get out on the water for SUP Yoga this Sunday, August 18, 9-11am. Fee of $40 includes rental of paddle … Continue reading
SUP Yoga with Maureen begins Friday, June 7th, 6:30 pm at Wingra Boats located on beautiful Lake Wingra. This week, representatives from BRAVA, Madison’s leading magazine for Women will be coming out to take some photographs and do an interview with Wingra Boats, featuring SUP Yoga. Come join all the fun as this class is going to rock! Sign up on-line before Friday at www.wingraboats.com. Hope to see you on the floating yoga mat this Friday night!