The Origins of Spartan Yoga

As many of you already know, we have gotten away from the traditional yoga classes and have been teaching what may seem as a new style. We call it Spartan Yoga. In fact, Spartan Yoga is modern terminology conveying an extremely old and very effective style of training. Spartan Yoga is the form of physical,…

THE 10 STEPS TO SAFE SUP’ing

Through our “Intro to SUP” classes we’ve taught hundreds, if not thousands, of new paddlers. For people who are getting out on the water for the first time, the number one question has been safety. The great thing about stand up paddling is that almost every one can do it. Since almost every one can…

SUP & Yoga – Sun Salutation

A short, sweet and salty sun salutation. :-) —– “Don’t explain your philosophy. Embody it.” ― Epictetus   Train with us! As seen in Yoga Journal, Washington Post, The London Sunday Times, Coastal Living, Glamour, Shape, Out Traveler, and many more, the Yoga Energy Studio is bringing to you Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Programs &…

Is Yin Yoga Chicken Sh**?

A very beloved mentor of mine taught me a long time ago that it is very important to be able to tell the difference between “chicken shit and chicken salad”. I would like to bring this point of view to discussing “Yin Yoga on a Paddle Board” also referred to as “SUP Yin Yoga”.  …

9 YOGA POSES TO ENHANCE YOUR PADDLE STROKE

Whether you are already paddling a lot or you want to be able to paddle for longer periods at a time, you can always improve your paddle stroke. To get a great paddle, click here! Below we have listed some key yoga poses that will work the strength and mobility of your paddle stroke. Remember…

Is Yin Yoga Chicken Sh**?

A very beloved mentor of mine taught me a long time ago that it is very important to be able to tell the difference between “chicken shit and chicken salad”. I would like to bring this point of view to discussing “Yin Yoga on a Paddle Board” also referred to as “SUP Yin Yoga”. What…

The Origins of Spartan Yoga Continue

Everything the Spartans did, from speaking to physical activity followed the principal of austerity. Spartans are very famous for their “laconic phrases”. The word “laconism” comes from Laconia, a polis of ancient Greece (and region of modern Greece) surrounding the city of Sparta proper. A “laconism” is a figure of speech, in which someone uses…