The Transylvania Times -

By Jeremiah Reed
Sports Editor 

Yoga, Paddleboards: Zen On The Water

 

Heather Peterson (left) and Sydney Mahon strike Warrior poses during a recent session of paddleboard yoga. The class combines traditional yoga with the added challenge of maintaining balance and one's breathing atop a paddleboard. Lake Julia in DuPont State Recreational Forest served as the setting for Friday's class. (Times photos by Jeremiah Reed)

For those looking for an activity that combines the natural challenges of yoga with the placid beauty of nature, paddleboard yoga is for you.

Dancing Trees Yoga, owned and operated by Lora “Charmaine” Saulsbury, is essentially a standard yoga class only instead of on solid ground, practitioners float atop Lake Julia and the traditional yoga mat is replaced with a paddleboard.

Saulsbury, who is a certified yoga instructor, said she fell in love with paddleboard yoga after taking a class several years ago. Shortly thereafter, she became a certified to teach flat-water paddleboarding t...



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