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Paddleboard Yoga


Paddleboard yoga is a yoga class held on a stand up paddle (SUP) board and is also called SUP Yoga.  SUP yoga challenges your balance skills and core stability by incorporating a floating mat into the yoga practice.  No SUP experience is necessary to take this class, but a basic familiarity with yoga is helpful.  My floating yoga studio is mobile and can bring a paddle yoga class anywhere on Pender Island and beyond.
 

Private classes are 90 minutes in duration and begin with an onshore orientation to stand up paddle technique and water safety.  Then we'll glide out for a short warm-up paddle to find a calm spot in the bay where we can anchor our boards for the yoga class.  Cost is $50 per person and includes paddleboard and all safety equipment rental. 

I am Mermaid Paddle Yoga is the ONLY yoga studio in BC's Southern Gulf Islands that is certified for instruction in Stand Up Paddle and Yoga with the World Paddle Association and the Yoga Alliance.
Summer Classes by appointment
Anywhere on Pender Island

Private class cost is $50 per person and includes SUP gear

-boards are limited and class is weather permitting

-call, text or email me to schedule a time and to book your board 

Call or text 250-222-0419 or email mermaidsetfree@gmail.com

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~ 2022 Pender Island Classes resuming in the FALL~
Hatha-flow classes and Yin classes offered at Mermaid's Rest home studio in Magic Lake on North Pender Island
 
Flow -Hatha Alignment based, stretch, strength and Pranayama  
Yin -Long, deep holds, some Restorative with guided meditation and breathwork
 
Class size is limited  
Drop-in cost TBD 
Call 250-222-0419 or Email Kelly-Ann for more details.
Home Studio Address: 3613 Jolly Rogers Crescent.

Sleep. Paddle. Stretch. Repeat.

A Gulf Island weekend getaway just for MERMAIDS!  This year I've teamed up with Kristy Wright-Schell of SUP Vancouver and Just Add Water Yoga to offer the ultimate West Coast Stand Up Paddle and Yoga retreat.  Leave the city stresses behind and enjoy the slow pace of island time.  Breathe in the fresh sea air; move in the great outdoors.  Let us cater to your mind, body and spirit with daily yoga classes; Stand Up Paddleboard excursions; fresh and locally prepared meals; laughter and a few fun surprises. And not to worry - there's time for NAPS!

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Here is what you get for the weekend:

  • 2 nights accommodations in beautiful island home; Private room, Shared room and camping options

  • 2 breakfasts (Saturday and Sunday); 1 Lunch and 1 Supper (nourishing, healthy and locally sourced) 

  • Daily yoga classes indoors or outdoors (weather permitting)

  • Daily Stand Up Paddle excursions and optional SUP Yoga adventures

  • Expert SUP instruction and local guidance

 

Summer 2022 Dates:

July 22 -24

August 12 -14

September 16 -18

Sample Retreat Itinerary (subject to change):

Friday

  • Arrival at Otter Bay Ferry terminal on Pender Island (**Plan to arrive early afternoon**)

  • 3pm SUP excursion

  • 6pm Dinner (included)

  • 8pm wind down Yoga for a restful sleep

Saturday

  • 7:30am Yoga

  • 8:30am Breakfast

  • 9:30am optional Farmers Market and mini Island tour

  • 11am to 3pm SUP tour with picnic lunch (included)

  • 3pm to 7pm Free time to nap, optional SUP Yoga or more SUP adventures

  • 6pm Dinner

Sunday

  • 7:30am Yoga

  • 8:30am Breakfast

  • 10am SUP excursion and optional SUP Yoga

  • 1pm Lunch

  • 3pm Departures from Otter Bay Ferry (**optional later departures* See BC ferries for schedule*)

 

Prices:

Private room $755 per person

(ask about sharing options with a friend or partner)

Camping option on site $475 per person

*$100 off - early bird pricing until May 15* 

 

What's not included:

  • Other Lunches/Dinners *we are all about supporting local and have some great recommendations that are not to be missed*

  • Travel to and from Pender Island *see BC ferries for up to date schedules and fares*

  • SUP Equipment *rentals available upon request*

Contact me by email to register and secure your place.

Questions? Please don't hesitate to contact me for more details!  mermaidsetfree@gmail.com

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 Reviews from past retreats:

"Absolutely fabulous. Beautiful island, amazing weekend. Kelly-Ann was a great host and teacher. Amazing SUP, food, sights, naps, walks, tours and yoga. Great memories, can't wait to return for another memorable weekend". ~ Darlene- Calgary AB

"Had the best weekend with Kelly-Ann! She is an amazing yoga instructor and guide to Pender Island. Made some wonderful new friends and we are already planning to rebook for next year. If you are looking for fun filled days on the water and relaxing evenings with delicious local food, then look no further". ~Kimberley- Vancouver BC

 

"Kelly-Ann is A-MAZ-ING!!! You feel at home the moment you walk in and meet her. It was such an awesome experience every second you spend there is truly magical!! If you're thinking about a SUP yoga retreat you need to book with Kelly-Ann. We did so much in the few days we spent with her but with plenty of down time to relax (a few naps happened but I blame it on bed lol sooo comfy) I can't express the gratitude I have for meeting Kelly-Ann and the other amazing ladies. We are all coming back next year and I cant wait"! ~ Vicky- Vancouver BC

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Mermaids in Mexico

Sun, Surf, SUP and Yoga with Kelly-Ann La Sirena

Escape winter for a week of YOGA and STAND UP PADDLEBOARD ADVENTURES, endless SUNSHINE and eternal SURF, in my favorite Mexican beachside town. Hosted in the heart of La Punta de Zicatela at the beautiful new boutique hotel Casa De Olas. 

Just add TACOS, COCOS FRIOS, and MORE SWIMMING, and this MERMAID RETREAT is complete!

 

When:  January 18 - 25, 2020

Where: Casa de Olas, La Punta de Zicatela, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico

What’s included:

7 nights accommodation at Casa de Olas

Case de Olas signature tropical Breakfast every day (coffee, tea, fresh fruit, cereals, toast)

3 Morning Hatha yoga classes

2 Sunset Yin yoga classes

1 semi private Pool SUP yoga session

1 Beach Paddleboard excursion

1 Cacao and Creative Crafting workshop

Your choice of 1 of the following: 

- 1 x surf lesson

- 2 x surfboard rentals

- 2 x bicycle rentals

Exclusive Casa de Olas concierge access for booking any optional tours and excursions

Lots of free time to nap in a hamaca or explore all the town has to offer!

 

What's not included:

Airfare and airport transfers

Local transportation, taxis and collectivos

Lunches and Dinners (this gives us the opportunity to sample all the amazing authentic and international cuisine the area has to offer!)

Optional excursions and sightseeing tours

Cost:

Package Pricing (activities and accommodations) (per person):  

-Private room (no kitchen):  $1120

-Private room in shared suite with kitchen:  $1260

-Shared room in shared suite with kitchen:  $1155

(prices in Canadian dollars and inclusive of all taxes)

How do I sign up?

Send me an email mermaidsetfree@gmail.com and let me know which room choice you'd prefer and place your deposit of $500 to secure your spot.  Balance of payment due 30 days before retreat start.

Find more details here