We asked our August winner, Carla W. and her yoga partner, to let us know how it went and send us some pictures. This is what they said:
Are you happy with your choice of Stand-up Paddle Board Yoga? If not, what do you wish you'd chosen instead?
Carla: Yes! Such a cool experience to be a part of. There is a mission behind Aqua Vida that is about educating and actively cleaning Philly rivers. They offer conservation initiatives that include a shorter floating yoga followed by guided paddleboarding around the shoreline to clean up trash. They've had 6 clean ups so far and 106 lbs of trash removed (http://www.aquavidasup.com/sustainability). They are donation based and 100% of proceeds go to conservation efforts. You can sign up online as well.
What was the coolest thing about it?
Carla: We were on the water right across from Spruce Street Harbor Park, where there was live music playing, lights, and the sun setting. We pretty much had our own soundtrack in a beautiful setting. Couldn't ask for a better evening and the weather had cooled down compared to other hot nights!
What would you warn our readers to watch out for if they do this themselves?
Carla: Don't be afraid to get wet! There are some poses that feel wobbly but half the fun is rising to the challenge. Falling in isn't something that happened very much during class but is definitely not for someone who intends to stay dry!
Anything else you want to add?
Carla: The session holds 10 people and our class had all stages from beginners to advanced yogis, some who had paddleboarded before and others (like me) who had never been on one.
That's it for August. If you want to try stand-up paddle board yoga, check out the links above, and in the meantime, make sure you get your entry in for the Proximity Neglect Project™ and you could be our next winner!
Image credits: Aqua Vida Facebook Page
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