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 equipment rental. Discount for private classes of more than 4 people- email me for details.
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
-discount for groups larger than 4 people- email me for details
-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
Wanna pay online? See secure pay pal link below to book a class!
~ 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:
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
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
10am SUP and SUP yoga
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!
Paypal Retreat Deposit link:
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
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?