Kelly Huck is an internationally known SUP Yoga instructor based in Southern California, USA.  She founded SoCal Paddle Yoga, a floating yoga studio, close to home on Lake Mission Viejo in Orange County, California. Kelly has a degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California. She balances her full-time career as a Financial Consultant for Fortune 1000 companies with SoCal Paddle Yoga.

Kelly is a pioneer of SUP Yoga. Not only was she one of the first certified instructors when the sport was in its infancy in America, but Kelly also contributed to its evolution in Southeast Asia in the years that followed.  Kelly is passionate about increasing the presence and popularity of SUP Yoga around the world in adults and especially in younger generations. She created SoCal Paddle Yoga for anyone interested in enjoying the benefits of practicing in nature and on the water with the opportunity to do so in a safe, supported and thoughtful way.

In the summer months, Kelly operates SoCal Paddle Yoga and teaches SUP Yoga classes in Southern California. During the off-season, Kelly teaches private yoga classes on land and water in Southern California and also teaches in many countries in Southeast Asia including Indonesia, Myanmar and Thailand.

Kelly's teaching certifications include: Yoga, Kid's Yoga, SUP and SUP Yoga. She is also a certified Lifeguard as well as a Starboard SUP Team Rider & Global Yoga Ambassador. Kelly certifications also include First Aid, CPR and AED for infants and adults.

Floating Studio Location

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.

Lake Mission Viejo is a private member lake. A class reservation allows non-members access to the lake for class time only. 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.

Floating Studio Location

SoCal Paddle Yoga is privileged to partner with Pirate Coast Paddle Company to bring our floating studio to Newport Dunes located in Newport Beach's Back Bay. Take your yoga practice outside on the water surrounding by the natural beauty of the Back Bay's swimming lagoon inside the Newport Waterfront Dunes.

Pirate Coast Paddle Company is a stand up paddle board (SUP) and kayak company offering fun and memorable experiences for people of all ages. Their mission is to bring the world together through fun and happiness. They provide rentals, lessons, special events, group excursions, and a summer kids camp.

Paddle Equipment

We want our students to have the most enjoyable experience possible, so we provide (upon request only) premier Starboard paddle equipment to use in our classes. The Starboard brand represents the highest standards in design across a range of boards that fit every discipline of stand up paddle boarding. Starboard sets the standard in innovation and quality years ahead of the competition.

Our fleet of Starboards consists of the Starboard Astro Yoga Crossover. At 11’2” long and 32” wide, 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.