Standup paddleboard, otherwise known as SUP, has been sweeping the country in recent years. But according to yogini Megan Kearney, it is a hundreds of years old practice brought from Polynesia to Hawaii and now to Loganville.
Kearney is offering standup paddleboard yoga on the lake at Meridian Park in Loganville every Monday during the summer.
“It will begin with paddle instruction (seated or standing) and then we will circle up and salute the sun in a 45-60 minute yoga class,” Kearney said in the flyer. She is urging people to register as soon as possible as the class sizes are limited.
The cost of the sessions are $30 for Meridian members and $35 for non members. Private classes are also offered. Valerie Urmetz with Walton County Parks and Recreation said the cost includes the board, paddle, life peserver and anchor.
“Those boards run $800-$3000 to buy, so the equipment is expensive,” said Urmetz, who herself participated in one of the sessions. “They will anchor in a circle for the class when not standing paddle. I did it...it was really cool. Very relaxing on water and very good exercise for the core and balance. I prefer to sit down, but did stand up in shallow water.”
The classes will start at 9 a.m. and finish at 11:30 a.m. with a 30 minute break between the two classes. For more information, visit www.themobiyogi.com.