SheJumps SUP Yoga on Lake Tahoe

We met just before 8 AM at the newly renovated El Dorado Beach on Tahoe’s South Shore. The water was glassy, which was a good thing, because we were heading out to try yoga on stand up paddleboards. The beach was bustling with other people renting boards from South Tahoe Standup, which is conveniently located in an immaculate new boathouse right on the beach. Eight women headed out on boards under the guidance of our teacher, Jenay from Svadhyaya Yoga. For most it was the first time doing yoga on a stand up paddleboard or SUP, as people call it for short. And for some, it was the first time on a SUP ever. The lake is stunning at this hour. You can see every detail on the bottom and all the way across the lake. We are enveloped in blue.

Heading out to try our hands and heads at SUP Yoga


We paddled a bit getting used to our boards which would serve as our “mats” for the next hour and a half. Jenay then lead us through an hour-long yoga practice. Poses that were easy for me in the yoga studio were incredibly challenging. At the end of the class, we took some time to try out crow, headstand, and other balance poses. When all my balancing muscles were exhausted, I simply fell in the lake which was the perfect cushion and temperature.

Trying to get a headstand in with Mt. Tallac in the background


Heather doing crow pose with a stellar backdrop


It was an amazing way to spend a morning and definitely introduces both new challenges and beauty into yoga. And thanks to Svadhyaya Yoga and all the amazing participants, we were able to raise some funds for SheJumps to continue initiating awe-inspiring programs!

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