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.
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.
Classes, Private lessons and group bookings are available on request.
I am Mermaid Paddle Yoga is a mobile Floating Yoga Studio - I can bring my quiver of paddleboards to you!
~Take a moment and listen to the sound of water lapping the rails of your board, feel the warmth of the sun on your skin, smile as the sea breeze passes over you, breathe in the fresh salt air, and lie back into a floating Savasana.
~ Paddle Board Bliss
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
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
BYOB (bring your own board) class cost is $20 per person
Call or text 250-222-0419 or email
Wanna pay online? See secure pay pal link below to book a class!
~ Pender Island Classes resume September 1st~
Hatha-flow classes and Yin classes offered at Mermaid's Rest home studio in Magic Lake on North Pender Island
Tuesdays 6:30-7:45pm Flow -Hatha Alignment based, stretch, strength and Pranayama
Thursdays 6:30-7:45pm 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 breakfast on Saturday and ending with lunch on Sunday (5 healthy gourmet 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 2019 Dates:
July 12-14 (FULL!)
July 19-21 (FULL!)
August 16-18 (FULL!)
Retreat Itinerary (subject to change):
Arrival at Otter Bay Ferry terminal on Pender Island (try 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
6pm Dinner (not included- casual pub atmosphere, meal cost~$20)
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
Departure from Otter Bay at 3:05pm to Victoria or Vancouver (**I can accommodate for later departures if needed** Just let me know when you sign up!**)
Private room: $639 per person
Shared room (shared queen bed): $1038 for two
(share with a friend and it costs $519 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.
Register early and save $50
Place your deposit to secure your spot by April 1, 2019 and get a $50 discount!
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 ~ Yoga Surf and Stand Up Paddleboard Retreat
Escape winter for 10 days of endless SUNSHINE, eternal SURF, daily YOGA and SUP ADVENTURES in my favorite beachside town in Mexico. Just add TACOS, COCOS FRIOS, and MORE SWIMMING, and this MERMAID RETREAT is complete!
Where: Punta de Zicatela, Puerto Escondido, Mexico
When: January 11-20, 2019
9 nights Accommodation in Private or Shared room
Daily Yoga Classes (Hatha, Yin, Restorative and SUP Yoga in the POOL!)
Delicious and nutritious Mermaid Smoothie Bowl Breakfasts EVERYDAY
Easy beach access for swimming, surfing and sunbathing
Short walk to restaurants and shops
Free time for naps (aka SIESTAS)
Optional excursions like swimming with wild dolphins or bioluminescence night swimming
Access to the most experienced and personalized guides and tours in the area- LET ME SHOW YOU WHAT I LOVE