FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - Aquanimous Yoga
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We are more than happy to answer any question you may have regarding your Aquanimous Yoga experience.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, please feel free to contact us.

EXPECTATIONS

I've never been on a Stand Up Paddle board. Do I need to know how to Stand Up Paddle?

No. And you will surprise yourself how quickly you’ll learn how to stand up on your board, paddle in a straight line as well as turn your board. You’ll also find that you’ll get very comfortable on the board as you go through your yoga practice.

WILL I FALL?

Maybe.  Falling in happens—on paddle boards, on the Earth, in life. Our exploration lifts off when we touch down and observe the mind’s tendencies when falling happens. The practice is to jump back onto the board and give every movement, every breath 100%.

I'VE NEVER TRIED YOGA NOR SUP YOGA BEFORE. WILL THE POSTURES BE ACCESSIBLE?

One of the many beauties of yoga is that each practitioner is free to take things at their own pace. If you remain mindful of your breath while laying down for the entire class, you will still be in perfect practice. That being said, classes have been designed to be accessible to all levels, giving new practitioners options to ease into postures and regular practitioners modifications to deepen postures, affording everyone the opportunity to kiss their ever-changing edge of challenge.

I'M NOT YET IN THE BEST SHAPE. IS THIS A LOT OF CORE WORK?

It is a lot of core work… and, you can do it! We find that building a strong and flexible body and mind are the side effects of enjoying movement melded with breath. By being completely in the moment you will gain a strong core without meaning to. How’s that for accidentally on purpose?!

BASICS

DO I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO SWIM?

Yes. Because the body needs to move freely on the board, we do not wear life vests or the board’s ankle leash during the yoga practice portion of class. If you fall in, you must be able to tread water, swim back to your board and climb back… and, smile (if you’re into the advanced version of the Fall In posture)!

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Dress to get wet! Any swimwear is appropriate for SUP Yoga. We recommend a few downward facing dogs in the mirror at home to ensure your comfort and modesty needs are met. Having a cover-up or towel on hand can be a lifesaver when it’s time for the final relaxation on the board. Want to wear your yoga clothes? That works too! Just opt for easy-to-dry fabrics.

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE?

To ensure individual attention for each student, Our SUP Yoga classes currently allow for a maximum of 6 participants, and our MAT Yoga classes 20. Please book your class early and to be sure to kindly inform us if you must cancel your attendance so that someone else may take your place.

HOW EARLY DO I NEED TO BE IN CLASS?

What a wonderful question—thank you! On the day of your class, please arrive 15 minutes before your class start time. We want to make sure that there is plenty of time for you get ready so you can get a full 1.5-hour of practice in. Please know that we cannot extend the class’ end-time when you are late for class.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

  • Water Bottle
  • Sun protection cream
  • A cap/hat if you are sensitive to the sun
  • Suitable clothing for SUP Yoga (see above)
  • A change of clothes
  • A sense of fun, spirit, and adventure!
It is often more comfortable for people to wear sunglasses but please be mindful that these sometimes do get lost so please don’t use your best pair!

OPERATIONS

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

Because we reserve a time slot for you when you register for class, it is important that you notify us of a cancellation 24-hours before the class start-time so that someone else can take your place. To cancel, please send us a text message (please do not call) telling us your name, the day, and the time of the class you wish to cancel, and if you wish to reschedule. A no-show of a confirmed class will be counted as 1 class and thus deducted to your class pass and is non-refundable.

WILL YOU STILL HOLD CLASS IF IT IS RAINING?

Class cancellations due to strong weather sometimes occur – and we make that call at least 12 hours before scheduled class time. In the event of a cancellation, updates will be posted on our social media pages. Classes are not cancelled for “chance of rain” weather predictions.