Your Yoga Mat on the Ocean

YOGAqua is LA’s premier Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga studio operated out of Mothers Beach in Marina Del Rey. YOGAqua was established in July 2011 by owner and founder, Sarah Tiefenthaler. Classes are open to “all levels”. Students are taken through a Vinyasa Yoga flow with customized and detailed instruction for the paddleboard so even if they have not been practicing yoga for years, or if they have never been on a paddleboard, they will be able to follow along with ease. A YOGAqua class is 90 minutes long, the first 30 minutes is dedicated to learning how to properly use a paddleboard and peacefully paddle around the harbor and the remaining hour is dedicated to yoga on the paddleboard. Each board has an individual anchor that is dropped down before the Yoga portion of class begins so that the student does not drift while focusing on their practice.

And as of October 2022, YOGAqua also offers Beach Bootcamp at Mothers Beach in Marina Del Rey! Classes are 50 minutes long and have been created to increase strength, endurance and muscle tone. Class begins with a 2-3 minute cardio warm-up, followed by mat work for strengthening, next is circuit training with equipment (5 circuits, each circuit 3 minutes long) and then concludes with a stretch cool down.

Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa Yoga is a flowing, dynamic sequence of poses that is one of the most popular styles of yoga in the United States. Also sometimes called “Vinyasa Flow Yoga,” this type of practice involves synchronizing the breath with a continuous flow of postures.

Benefits of Vinyasa Yoga
  • You stay focused by going with the flow.
  • It’s all about variety.
  • It pushes you to your limits.
  • It gives you great cardio.
  • It’s perfect for beginners.
  • Vinyasa is fun!

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