I'm the kind of person who is pretty much always up for trying something new, so when my yoga instructor announced last week that she was teaching some paddleboard yoga classes at a lake just outside the city, I knew I had to sign up. It's pretty popular right now, so it wasn't too hard to get my husband and friend in on the trip as well.
Of course, I'd never even been on a paddleboard, and let me tell you it is harder than it looks! We all wobbled around for quite a bit before getting our bearings, but by the end of the class, I had done a headstand on the board! I wish I had a picture of that, but at least I ended up with some very cool shots of Jo and Darrell (and Darrell in an arm balance?!)
I have to say, I think I still prefer yoga on solid ground, but taking the class has really given me the itch to get a paddleboard. Sadly, they're not cheap, but I'll keep checking eBay and Craiglist religiously!
If you're in St Louis, check out Alpine Shop's website to see about signing up for a class, they're going on until the end of summer! Next week I'm planning a post about my favorite yoga studios in St Louis, and the instructors I love best at each of them, so make sure to check back!