I completed my training under guidance of Christelle Chopard. I am very fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn about SUP and water mat yoga with Christelle, who lives the simple yet powerful yogic values and has dedicated her life to sharing its benefits. Deeply understanding the enormity of compassion, simplicity, dedication to higher values and practice is a gift that will always stay with me.
Christelle has the ability to teach and inspire each person the way they need and help them find ‘their yoga’. Always remember your own yoga practice, it’s not a competition.One of the benefits that I see from SUP yoga practice is increased attention and concentration. SUP yoga makes you more mindful of your movement. It forces you to move with control and focus. The more points of contact you have with your board the easier it will be to balance. Postures that you’ve never considered difficult may feel challenging on the water.You will find that SUP yoga strengthens you in a way that is different than land yoga. On the water you will work muscles you didn’t know you had. Your core will also be engaged throughout the entire practice to keep you balanced and stable.Being outside is the best of it all. While practicing SUP yoga it’s splendid to soak up the beauty around you, connecting with nature. Breathing in fresh air, and soaking up sunshine. Nothing compares to the enjoyment of being out on the water.