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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 $40 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 $40 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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~ Pender Island Classes run September 1st til December 17th 2019~

Hatha-flow classes and Yin classes offered at Mermaid's Rest home studio in Magic Lake on North Pender Island


Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm Flow -Hatha Alignment based, stretch, strength and Pranayama  

Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm Yin -Long, deep holds, some Restorative with guided meditation and breathwork


Class size is limited to 6 students.  

Drop-in cost $12.  

Call 250-222-0419 or Email Kelly-Ann for more details.

Home Studio Address: 3613 Jolly Rogers Crescent.

A Gulf Island weekend getaway just for MERMAIDS!  Leave the city stresses behind and enjoy the slow pace of island time.  Breathe in the fresh sea air; move in the great outdoors.  I'll cater to your mind, body and spirit with daily yoga classes; SUP excursions; fresh and locally prepared meals; laughter and a few fun surprises. And not to worry - there's time for NAPS!


Here is what you get for the weekend:

  • 2 nights accommodations at Mermaids Rest Guesthouse; Private room or Shared room!

  • All meals and snacks beginning with supper on Friday and ending with lunch on Sunday (6 healthy locally sourced meals) 

  • Daily yoga classes in my home studio or outdoors (weather permitting)

  • Daily Stand Up Paddle excursions and SUP Yoga

  • All SUP gear included; insured and experienced guides and instructors

  • Mini Island tour, a visit to the Farmers Market and wine tasting at Sea Star Estate Vineyards and cider sampling at Twin Island Cidery

  • All transportation on Pender Island to activities and restaurants (you can leave your car at home!) I'll greet you at the Otter Bay ferry terminal and transport you to my comfortable guesthouse, where all you have to do is unpack and enjoy!


Summer 2020 Dates:

July 17-19

July 24-26

August 7-9

August 14-16

Retreat Itinerary (subject to change):


  • Arrival at Otter Bay Ferry terminal on Pender Island (**Plan to arrive early afternoon** Let me know which ferry you'll be catching and I'll arrange to pick you up!)

  • 4pm Orientation and SUP tour

  • 7pm Dinner 


  • 7:30am Breakfast

  • 9am SUP and SUP yoga

  • 11am Farmers Market and Island tour

  • 12pm to 2pm Lunch and Wine and Cider tasting

  • 2pm to 5pm Free time to nap, journal, book a healing treatment or massage

  • 5pm Meditative nature walk

  • 7pm Dinner

  • 11pm Rest


  • 7:30am Yoga

  • 9am Breakfast

  • 10am SUP and SUP yoga

  • 1:30pm Lunch

  • 3pm Departures from Otter Bay Ferry (**I can accommodate for later departures if needed** Just let me know when you sign up!**)


Private room: $599 per person

Shared room (shared queen bed): $998 for two 

(share with a friend and it costs $499 per person)

Contact me by email to register and secure your place with a non-refundable $100 deposit per person.

Payment can be made by PayPal or Interac email transfer.

Balance of retreat price is due 30 days before retreat start date.

Each retreat is exclusively limited to 5 people-  Secure your place with your deposit today!  See PayPal link below!


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

Paypal Retreat Deposit link:

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mermaids on the dock at magic lake

 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


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


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