Meet the Team
Our team has you covered from head to toe in our mile long outdoor studio. Our instructors have top level certifications, we use only the best yoga boards, and your safety and enjoyment are our top priority … Come walk on the water with us!
Instructor | OwnerCertified Yoga, Paddle Yoga & WPA Instructor Ambassador at Starboard SUP / Global Yoga Team
“I was introduced to yoga when I was suffering from a low back injury. In less than one year, yoga healed more than my injury. The practice changed my life. After completing my teaching certification, I took a paddle yoga class and stood on a paddle board for the first time. That’s when I decided there was nowhere else I would rather take my students and my practice than on the water. Much like yoga, water has healing and tranquil effects, and when I take my practice there, the experience is intensified and my senses come alive.” Kelly has been practicing yoga since 2010 and began teaching in 2013. She founded SoCal Paddle Yoga in 2014 and has built a growing community of paddle yogis by making everyone feel at home.
SoCal Paddle Yoga is a dedicated Starboard SUP program. We want our students to have the most enjoyable experience possible, so we provide everyone with premier Starboard paddle equipment to use in our classes. Starboard naturally evolved as the SUP industry benchmark and sets the standard in innovation and quality years ahead of the competition. Our fleet of boards consists of the Starboard Astro Yoga Crossover. At 11’2”x32”, the Crossover is specifically designed and shaped for fitness and yoga on the water to give you the ultimate balance and stability for holding and transitioning through poses, along with a full length deck pad so you can stretch out your asanas with more gripping and less slipping. We highly recommend Starboard SUP for all of your personal SUP equipment needs. The Starboard brand represents the highest standards in design across a range of boards that fit every discipline of stand up paddle boarding.
Lake Mission Viejo
Floating Studio Locationwww.lakemissionviejo.org
SoCal Paddle Yoga is privileged to have the exclusive rights as the only floating studio on Lake Mission Viejo located in Orange County, California. Not only are we the only floating studio on Lake Mission Viejo, but we are also the only floating studio in all of Southern California on a protected body of water, making it a unique space with ideal conditions for practicing paddle yoga. Since the lake is an enclosed body of water, the water is very calm and flat, and it is much warmer than the open ocean water. Also, the sun breaks earlier at the lake than it does at the beach, so it’s never too cold to get out on the water in the morning. There are a lot more obstacles and challenges in the ocean, with surfers and large boats, as well as the current, waves, wildlife, and the chance of getting your fin caught in seaweed. Lake Mission Viejo allows for a beautiful morning yoga practice on the water in the SoCal sun.