DO I NEED TO BE A MEMBER OF THE LAKE TO TAKE A CLASS ?
Lake Mission Viejo is a private lake for members only; however, a lake membership is NOT required to attend our classes. A class reservation allows non-members access to the lake for class time only. When you make an online class reservation, the attendant at the main gate of Lake Mission Viejo will have your name 30 minutes prior to class start time. Please respect the rules and regulations of Lake Mission Viejo. Failure to comply could result in termination of allowing non-members to attend our classes.
WHAT IF I'VE NEVER PADDLED BEFORE ?
If you've never paddled before, then we will teach you how to paddle. Not only will we teach you how to paddle, but the boards we use are made specifically for yoga and fitness on the water, so they are a lot more stable than a recreational board made for paddling. Every class begins on the sand where we teach you the basics of paddle technique before we head out on the water. We limit our classes to six students to give every one the attention they deserve on and off the water.
WHAT IF I'VE NEVER PRACTICED YOGA BEFORE ?
If you've never practiced yoga, you are not alone. We often have first time yogis in our classes! Throughout the entire class, our instructors offer modifications for beginners and for those who want to take it to the next level. Yoga is for every body and meets you wherever you are. Everyone supports each other in our classes no matter where they are in their practice. In fact, our returning students are quite fond of witnessing a beginner's breakthrough and will give you all the encouragement you need.
IS THERE AN AGE REQUIREMENT FOR CLASS ?
For group classes the requirement is age 12 and up. For private classes the age minimum is 7. Swimming ability is a must have for all ages.
WHERE IS LAKE MISSION VIEJO ?
For accurate directions to our floating studio location, use ONLY Google Maps and ONLY this address: 22555 Olympiad Road, Mission Viejo, CA 92692.
WHERE DO I PARK & WHERE DO WE MEET ?
Once you enter through the main gate of the lake, there is free parking. After you park, head down to the lake and you will want to make a left on the sidewalk (if you are facing the water). Follow the sidewalk along North Beach all the way to the end by the volleyball courts. You will pass lifeguard station #1, then #2, and we will be right after #3. It is a 5 minute walk from the parking lot to our meeting spot. Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time for parking, walking to our meeting spot, and signing a mandatory waiver..
WHAT IF I AM LATE ?
We suggest that you arrive 15 minutes early to allow time for parking, walking to our meeting spot, and signing a mandatory waiver. CLASS STARTS ON TIME AND YOU WILL LIKELY BE LEFT BEHIND IF YOU ARE LATE. Under no circumstances will we leave our equipment unattended on the beach until you arrive - not only to protect our equipment but more importantly because we are liable for you and for anyone else who comes in contact with it. If you are late and miss class, there are no refunds or credits.
WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL OR RESCHEDULE ?
We do not have a cancellation policy due to the class size being limited. If you are unable to attend your scheduled class, there are no refunds or credits. We would greatly appreciate if you could let us know not to expect you - it helps us out a lot to have an accurate headcount for staffing, equipment needs, and the guest list.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING ?
You can bring your sunglasses and/or a hat with you on the paddle board. We strongly discourage you from taking your phone with you on the water unless you absolutely need it and you have a waterproof case and a floating device for the phone. Lake Mission Viejo and SoCal Paddle Yoga are not responsible for any lost items.
CAN I LOCK MY BELONGINGS SOMEWHERE ?
We have a storage unit with a lock where you can keep your belongings while we are on the water. Just let us know when you arrive.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR ?
Some people wear a bathing suit, while others prefer to wear shorts or leggings with a tank top. Whatever you decide, we recommend the material is moisture wicking. In other words, whatever you would go running in or would wear to yoga. Avoid clothing made out of all cotton.
WILL YOU TAKE MY PHOTO ?
YES! Unless you request no photos of course. Class photos are posted to our Facebook page within 48 hours after class.