July 31 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga
Slow down your practice to the pace of the earth and the Salmon Falls river.
All levels of students are welcome and can perform simple poses and practice their balance and awareness.
We will be launching our boards from the boat launch at the William Bray Memorial Park on Route 101 in South Berwick, Maine about an hour from high tide. We will gain our confidence and balance with a short paddle under the 101 bridge past the salt marshes, Cow Cove and anchor near the Vaughan Woods State Park with the 1785 Georgian mansion, the Hamilton House, in the distance. Along the way we may see great blue herons, osprey, cormorants, kingfishers or bald eagles. After anchoring our boards we will practice yoga (and not taking ourselves seriously) until ebb tide and rest. In rest we will experience the tide turning as our boards reverse and move with the flow of the river. We will paddle back with the current back to the boat launch to take some photos and light refreshments.
Includes: board rental, life jackets, leashes and anchorage, paddle lesson, yoga, meditation, refreshments and photo opportunity.
What to wear: comfortable clothing that will dry easily, water shoes, sunscreen, hat.
What to bring: Your sense of humor, confidence: “You got this”, water, towel, dry shirt and shoes to change and folding chair to relax after.
What not to bring: anything expensive you do not want to get wet, sink or lose.
Cost: $47 members, $57 non-members
Where: Meet at the Bill Bray Boat Launch in the William Bray Memorial Park at the Eliot Bridge, Route 101 in South Berwick.
At ebb tide I wrote a line upon the sand
And gave it all my heart and soul
At flood tide I returned to read what I had inscribed
And found my ignorance upon the shore
Your Instructor: Sue Mickey
Sue has grown up digging clams, fishing and playing on this river. She is an avid boater, kayaker and has been recently enjoying SUP. Sue has completed the Coast Guard boat safety course and the Navigation I course. She pulls lobster traps on the river with her husband in the summer. She is a graduate of the Hard & Soft Yoga institute training and teaches yoga at Yoga in ME. She is thrilled to share her passions with you.
“Only when the tide goes out can you discover who has been swimming naked” – Warren Buffet
We will depart before low tide!