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Yoga on Water

by Meghann on April 4, 2011

If you think yoga in a studio is tough, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

Let me introduce you to my new friend, Paddleboard Yoga.


(photo courtesy of Paddleboard Orlando Facebook)

Yoga. On a Paddleboard. How freaking cool is that?!?!


Paddleboard Orlando was kind enough to lets us invade one of their classes this afternoon for an upcoming episode of Meals and Miles on


This time my Sister was able to join me as we balanced downward dogs, crow, and attempted handstands out in the water. It was definitely a one of a kind experience that I hope to replicate in the near future.


The class was pretty amazing and the team at Paddleboard Orlando were complete sweethearts. Be sure to check out next week’s episodes for the deets on what this Yoga Paddleboarding is all about. Trust me, you won’t want to miss it! *Spoiler Alert* a certain someone may or may not have taken a fall while attempting dancer’s pose on the water. 😉

This afternoon was FUN.

Yoga was fun. Spending time with my sister was fun. Heck, even the drive to and from Orlando was fun. (though my voice is no hoarse from belting out my entire Glee library).

I brought the last of my Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cupcakes to enjoy on the road.


I had one going out and one coming back. The sweet treats made the perfect road food.


Kelly and I head to Dandellion after paddleboarding for their $5 Giddy Ups.

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We each asked for our Giddy Ups in salad form, but it definitely wasn’t enough to satisfy my hunger.


Sometimes the Giddy Ups are too much and other time they’re not enough. I guess it all depends how hungry I am when I order them. 🙂

It’s late and I’m exhausted.

Time for bed.

Good Night!!!

1 LindzGreerIndy April 4, 2011 at 11:14 pm

Can’t wait for that episode to air! What a fun idea!

2 Hannah (Running In Freedom) April 4, 2011 at 11:15 pm

That looks amazing! Thats an episode I’m going to have to see! 😉
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3 michelle April 4, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Ahhh! That must have been so fun!!
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4 Kelly April 4, 2011 at 11:18 pm

Paddleboard yoga was SO awesome! Loved it! 🙂
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5 Katy (The Singing Runner) April 4, 2011 at 11:22 pm

Haha! That’s an episode I can’t wait to see! 🙂
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6 Jess@atasteofconfidence April 4, 2011 at 11:23 pm

Wow that is intense! Id be in the water in no time.
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7 Emily @ Savory and Savage April 4, 2011 at 11:24 pm

Yoga on a paddle board? Wow – I never would have guessed that.

Can’t wait to check out the episode!
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8 Sana April 4, 2011 at 11:25 pm

Wow, that is so fun! I can’t wait to see!

9 mitzi @ my nikon eats food April 4, 2011 at 11:29 pm

wow that looks crazy and amazing at the same time. definitely something i’d want to try!

10 Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles April 4, 2011 at 11:29 pm

I can’t wait to see this video! What a fun thing to do!

11 Caitlin @ TPL April 4, 2011 at 11:29 pm

Wow that is too cool! I think I would go dressed for swim class instead of yoga =)
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12 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife April 4, 2011 at 11:33 pm

WHOA that is awesome!! I want to try that 🙂 Can’t wait to see it- that is soooo cool, Meghann!

13 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) April 4, 2011 at 11:35 pm

Wow, paddleboard yoga looks crazy! I’d be terrified of falling in the way the entire time, haha. I’m sure you get used to it, though. Sounds fun!
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14 Angela @ MyPinkyToes April 4, 2011 at 11:46 pm

Wow! Paddleboard yoga looks so fun! I wish there was someway to do it in Missouri!

15 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) April 4, 2011 at 11:48 pm

That looks insane!! Oh my gosh, I would be in the water within 30 seconds 🙂 I can’t wait to see it!

16 River April 4, 2011 at 11:57 pm

Haha, I certainly don’t have enough co-ordination to try that! I’d end up in the water…a lot.
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17 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food April 5, 2011 at 12:24 am

That is crazy, what fun! Now I’m officially jealous – of the yoga and the PB cupcakes! 😛

18 Emma (Namaste Everyday) April 5, 2011 at 12:32 am

that is the coolest thing I have ever heard of!!!! I must try this some day
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19 Michelle (The Runner's Plate) April 5, 2011 at 12:33 am

Whoa!! What an interesting/crazy/super cool idea!
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20 Kiran April 5, 2011 at 12:46 am

Yoga on water?!? Cool. I’m still struggling with regular yoga 😀

21 Laura (Starloz) April 5, 2011 at 1:27 am

oh what an interesting idea, i can’t imagine even thinking this up as an idea!
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22 Hannah @ Healthy Whip April 5, 2011 at 1:47 am

Wow that looks amazing- I would be in the water within seconds!! The salad looks lovely 🙂
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23 Brenna [fabuleuxdestin] April 5, 2011 at 2:12 am

What a cool idea – I’m excited to see the episode!
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24 Tasha @ Voracious April 5, 2011 at 3:00 am

Yoga on a paddleboard!?!?!? EEEEK!!! I don’t know if I’d be brave enough. And I don’t know if I could stay afloat for more than a few seconds. Haha, I have trouble staying upright in regular yoga, let alone while floating on a paddleboard in the middle of a lake!

Those muffins….please, PLEASE send one this way!

25 Kara April 5, 2011 at 6:10 am

Well, I guessed aqua yoga, so I was pretty close!

I’m not even sure I could stand up on a paddle board!
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26 Katherine: Unemployed April 5, 2011 at 6:41 am

yoga on drugs. wait did I say that. sorry. word vomit 🙁
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27 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine April 5, 2011 at 6:50 am

WHOA that’s insane!! I’ll bet it required some SERIOUS balance…I can’t wait to see that video!
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28 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out April 5, 2011 at 7:32 am

Wow!! That looks awesome!!!

And I love picture eating in the car. Too funny.

29 Holly @ The Runny Egg April 5, 2011 at 7:42 am

I bet that class was so much fun! I’d love to try that, except that I’d be terrified of falling in — I’m not a huge fan of the water.
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30 Jumanah @ Healthy Living in the Middle East April 5, 2011 at 7:46 am

Yoga on the water sounds so much fun! I think I would be spending more time in the water though than on my board! I am such a clutz with no balance!
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31 Victoria April 5, 2011 at 7:49 am

Is that Lake Ivanhoe? That sounds impossible to me – I have enough problems with yoga poses on the ground!

32 Hope April 5, 2011 at 8:10 am

That looks like fun! I’ve never heard of yoga on the water!
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33 Elizabeth@The Sweet Life April 5, 2011 at 8:12 am

what a great idea! looks really fun.
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34 Faith @ lovelyascharged April 5, 2011 at 8:12 am

I saw that the Lululemon class this weekend is going to be a free paddleboard class and I’m dying to try it out! Are you going to be there?

35 Mimi April 5, 2011 at 8:26 am

I’ve never thought of much less HEARD about paddleboard yoga! My favorite part of the classes are the balance poses, so I think this would be up my alley!

36 Kacy April 5, 2011 at 8:43 am

That’s awesome, I have never heard of such a thing but it sounds so fun!

37 Evan Thomas April 5, 2011 at 9:15 am

I have a hard time doing yoga and staying on my mat. That’s definitely not a class for the balance impaired I’m guessing.

38 Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me April 5, 2011 at 9:26 am

Wow that looks like it would be hard! My balance is horrific so I feel I would spend more time falling into the water than doing yoga!
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39 Cait's Plate April 5, 2011 at 9:29 am

Haha WHAT! That is THE coolest thing I’ve ever heard of!! I can’t believe this is the first I’m hearing of it. But then again I do live in the Northeast so we’re all still in hibernation mode over here (did I mention I’m so jealous of your warm weather?! haha).
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40 Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan) April 5, 2011 at 9:29 am

That’s so awesome! I’ve never heard of yoga on water, I bet that’s really hard! Oh my gah, I love belting out GLEE at the top of my lungs! Every song makes me happy, plus it allows me to practice for American Idol 😉 Just kidding!
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41 Stacey April 5, 2011 at 9:30 am

Thats so cool! I cant wait for the webisode.
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42 Errign April 5, 2011 at 9:48 am

Whoooooa so cool! If it were me, I would be in the water constantly!
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43 meg @pinkgiggles April 5, 2011 at 10:00 am

Yoga on paddleboards looks so cool! I bet it was tough but so much fun 🙂

44 Shanna, Like Banana April 5, 2011 at 10:24 am

I’ve actually done this! In Lake Tahoe last summer, my friend and I did yoga on our boards and it was awesome. So zen!
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45 Ali @ Ali Runs April 5, 2011 at 10:32 am

What an awesome idea for a workout!! I can’t wait to watch to see how it’s done because I have a feeling I would definitely fall in the water. But gorgeous views! I wish there was something like that around where I live.
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46 Brittany April 5, 2011 at 10:39 am

that looks like a blast! so cool !
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47 Theresa @ActiveEggplant April 5, 2011 at 11:07 am

I just had my first paddle board/yoga outing a couple weeks ago here in Sarasota with Flow Kayak and Paddle Tours! I was such a fun time & super challenging – will definitely be doing it again!
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48 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey April 5, 2011 at 1:00 pm

oh my gosh, that is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen!
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49 LauraJayne April 5, 2011 at 1:09 pm

That looks SO cool – but I’m positive that I am not coordinated enough (or good enough at yoga) to stay dry!
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50 Sarah K April 5, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Talk about taking yoga to the next level. This weeks video should be fun, I want to see if they offer classes near me
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51 Karolina April 5, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Yoga on the water? That’s amazing, and I imagine funny and difficult all in one. I think I’d be a mess!
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52 Kashif April 6, 2011 at 8:38 am

I guess you don’t get the same grounding affects as if you performed asanas on land, but looks really cool!
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53 Kim Depasquale June 13, 2011 at 4:49 pm

I am so excited you are embracing YOW. It is truly my passion and I am trilled you are using the photo of me. Can you please tag me or reference the photo as Kimberly Depasquale. Thank you so very much!!

Love Life Paddle…..

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If ever in Jupiter please look me up and come take a YOW class.

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