Progression for Beginners
1.75 hrs | $0 | Deposit Required
Bring yoga and meditation practice to Standup Paddleboarding. This adventure is designed for 9- to 13-year-old children and is a technology-free event. All participants should have a general level of comfort in the water, including some introductory experience with Standup Paddling, and be competent swimmers. All equipment is provided. Our first Standup Paddle Yoga Progression for Beginners will be held on TBA. Please contact us if you'd like to be added to the waitlist for this event!
Why SUP Yoga?
SUP Yoga combines the benefits of yoga and standup paddling, encouraging focus, balance, strength, and flexibility.
SUP Yoga provides opportunities for moving meditation, stress reduction, and perseverance in the face of challenge. It promotes mindfulness of the present moment without judgement and letting go of the need for control. SUP Yoga provides motivation to persist when confronted with thoughts of uncertainty or self-doubt - building self-compassion, self-confidence, adaptability and skills for stress reduction.
Children who struggle with tension, nervousness, worry, or stress
Children who struggle with perfectionism or fear of failure
Children who struggle with adjustment, adaptability, or transitions
Children who struggle with perseverance, distress tolerance, or avoidance
The mindful focus of each event will center upon the natural elements available. Consistent with mindfulness-based therapies, each element embodies a quality which can promote emotional stability and well-being. SUP offers:
Water: Qualities of reflecting, tranquil, & seeing things clearly as they are.
Promotes feeling calm, still and quiet.
Mountain: Qualities of a solid, calm, & unwavering nature.
Promotes feeling strong, confident, and determined.
Open Space: Qualities of freedom, openness, & welcoming of all.
Promotes feeling free, light, relaxed and peaceful.
At The Courage Project, we seek to promote environmental stewardship and self-efficacy through Leave No Trace policies. Consistent with this vision, we ask that no single use plastic bottles be brought to the event. Each participant will be provided with a water bottle and snack. Please pack out all items you packed in and strive to leave the natural environment untouched.