by Katy Chaille
Friends always ask me about SUP yoga, and many times I find out that the person I’ve been talking to has really been wanting to take a class. However, they weren’t sure what to wear, so they haven’t signed up for a class yet. Let’s address this right now, what to wear for SUP yoga, so you’ll be ready to take on your first class with confidence.
Be ready to get wet: Let’s face it, you’re probably going to fall in. Personally, I think it’s way more fun when you do. So wear clothing you feel OK with getting wet, but that won’t weigh you down for the remainder of your practice. Think wicking, technical fabrics, and leave the cotton on land.
Swim suit or yoga clothes? Yes to both! Rock what you feel confident in. Just remember if you are spending your whole practice distracted by a wedgie or worrying if you’re about to have a Janet Jackson moment, then that’s taking you out of an amazing yoga experience. Wear clothing that’s going to stay put whether it’s a bikini or tights and a top. Instead of spending most of your practice worrying about adjusting this or shifting that, instead focus on a truly delightful way to experience your practice on a different level.
Sunglasses sink (and fast): So far, I have sent four pairs of sunglasses to the bottom of the lake. You’d think I’d learn after two, right? So leave your Ray Bans (and anything else you value!) on the dock.
Check the weather: Weather conditions can change quickly on the water, so pack a bag with some extras. A long sleeve rash guard is always handy. Sunscreen is a no brainer. Don’t forget a change of clothes for the after yoga celebration. And a towel, someone always forgets their towel.
My personal go-to is a pair of running shorts that I never ran in because they were way too short. I cut the briefs out of them and now wear them over my bikini bottoms, and there you go…instant favorite SUP shorts! Just be you: be comfortable, be confident, and most importantly…enjoy your time on the water!
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