Stand Up Paddle Yoga and Skills


Stand Up Paddleboarding is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Join the fun, strengthen your mind body paddle connection and experience what it feels like to walk on water! Our SUP Yoga classes are a fun, adventurous way to get outside, move, stretch, strengthen and relax. Our SUP skills classes introduce you to paddling technique and build your confidence on the board.

“Tried SUP Yoga for the first time yesterday, loved it!! So fun to have river as the floor, sky as the ceiling of the yoga room. Anna, you’re awesome! Thanks for bringing SUP Yoga to Avl” — Shala Worsley, Voted Asheville’s Best Yoga Teacher and founder of Asheville Yoga and Massage.

“SUP Yoga with Anna Levesque is awesome! There’s nothing like finding piece-of-mind while balancing on a SUP board–Anna makes you feel comfortable and confident. Get off of your regular ol’ mat and onto a board!” — Alex Moody, Align Yoga

SUP Yoga Class Schedule

SUP Yoga is unique and fun!  Enjoy a challenging, rejuvenating and relaxing outdoor yoga class on the beautiful French Broad River (flat section).  Yoga on a SUP enhances your practice by strengthening IMG_3912alignment, core awareness and balance.  Did we mention that it’s really fun too and relaxation pose floating on the water with the breeze blowing over your skin feels pretty amazing! This class is beneficial for the experienced yogi as well as people new to yoga. No previous yoga or SUP experience is necessary as we guide you through the balancing and paddling basics at the beginning of class.  Come join us and see why SUP Yoga is quickly growing in popularity! Anna Levesque is an 500 ERYT, an ACA certified SUP Instructor Trainer and an ACA certified SUP Yoga Endorser with over 20 years of paddling and yoga experience.

Cost: $45.00/person minimum of 3 people. Includes board, leash, paddle, anchor system, SUP and Yoga instruction. Gather your friends and contact us to schedule your custom class!

If you have your own board, paddle, leash and PFD the class cost is $25.00/person.

Scheduled group classes:

June 24, 2017 | Lake Julian | Arden, NC | 10:00 a.m.- noon

To Book:

Call 828.333.4482
Email [email protected]

To book online click here!


SUP Skills Classes and Tours  

We offer SUP skills classes and private lessons from beginner to intermediate levels on Lake Julian and on the French Broad River. Learn the basics or refine your technique so that you get the most out of your paddling experience.


SUP 101: June 24 | Lake Julian | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Please call or email for other availability and to schedule your custom class!


Group of 2 or more people $75/person for 2 hour lesson in flatwater or guided tour/lesson on the French Broad River. Includes board, paddle, PFD and leash. $55/person for those who have their own board, paddle and gear). Please email or call to schedule/check availability.

Private Instruction $125/hour, includes board, paddle, leash and PFD ($100/hour for people who have their own board, paddle and gear). Please email or call for availability.

Cost includes board, paddle, leash, PFD and instruction. All of our instructors are certified by the American Canoe Association.

Call 828.333.4482
Email [email protected]

To Book Online Click Here!

 Whitewater SUP

DSC_0310We also offer a four hour Basics of Whitewater SUP Workshop on the French Broad.  We offer the highest quality whitewater instruction and are one of the only outfits in Western North Carolina to have experienced whitewater SUP instructors.  Learn the basics of river running including reading water, how to maneuver in and out of eddies, perform ferries, surf and more!  You have to have taken one of our flatwater classes in order to sign up in our whitewater SUP class.


Please call for availability and scheduling

Cost $175.00 includes board, paddle, PFD, helmet rental, instruction, shuttle and lunch.

Call 828.333.4482
Email [email protected]

Cancellation Policy:  A 50% deposit is required to book your spot. The balance is due the first day of the class. 25% of the deposit is non-refundable. If you cancel before 14 days before the trip you’ll receive refund of your deposit minus the 25%. If you cancel within 13 – 0 days before the course your deposit is non-refundable. At that time credit for a future or different program may be offered.

All gear (board, paddle, pfd) is provided unless you would like to bring your own
Bathing suit
Quick dry shorts to wear on the water
Quick dry shirt to wear on the water
Long sleeve base layer- for sun protection and/or warmth
Water sandals or booties
Hat or Cap
Strap for your glasses or sunglasses
Water bottle
Personal casual clothes and toiletries for off the water
Towel or sarong

Meet Anna Levesque

Anna Levesque is the leading expert on kayak instruction for women and yoga and wellness for paddling, including SUP Yoga. Named one of the most inspirational paddlers alive by Canoe and Kayak Magazine, Anna’s twenty-plus years of experience as an accomplished international competitor and instructor has landed her in mainstream publications such as TIME, SHAPE and SELF magazine.

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"Thank you for an amazing experience in our ACA SUP Instructor Certification Course. I look forward to sharing my new skills with my staff and our customers!" - Alisa, OH

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