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What to Wear
Clothing: Quick-dry athletic tops and bottoms are recommended. Wear clothes that can get wet and will be comfortable to move and stretch in.
Sun Protection: Wear sunscreen and a secure hat or sunglasses, to keep the sun out of your eyes. It is highly recommended to leave expensive sunglasses at home unless you have a way to secure them to yourself. Peppers makes floating polarized sunglasses – great for bright sun on the water!
What to Leave at Home
There is no storage available on land, so please leave bags, purses and valuables at home. Your instructor will have a dry bag with room for car keys and small wallets. If you want to bring your phone, be sure to have a waterproof case for it, or put it in a ziplock bag. But remember, this will not keep it from sinking. Adding a piece of styrofoam to the bag will help it float, but please make sure the bag won’t sink before getting into deep water!
Paddle Instruction & Anchor: Before heading out, you will be given brief paddle instruction on land. Paddle from your knees as you leave shore. If you start feeling comfortable there and want to stand up, give it a whirl! Before beginning practice, you’ll drop an anchor or clip in to a line to prevent your board from drifting away. The yoga class is for all levels (unless otherwise noted) and modifications are always offered to make class accessible for everyone.
Stability: Stand-up paddling is easy to pick up and the boards that we use are wide and very stable. However, it’s guaranteed that you will get a little bit wet. While not common, there is a chance that you will fall in. Your instructor will coach you on how to get back on the board before we leave shore, and will assist you back on if needed.
Swim Experience: It’s highly recommended that you know how to swim and are comfortable with the idea that you will get wet. Your instructor is trained in rescue techniques – safety is our top priority.
Cancellations and Weather
For information on the cancellation and rescheduling policy or what happens when it rains see our class page.
Leschi: We meet in front of SOL Yoga and walk together to the dock. There is street parking and a free lot adjacent to the studio. Be sure to park in non-reserved spots.