Yoga Stand Up Paddleboarding Course in Charlotte

On Water Yoga : Learn to Stand Up Paddleboard Course offered in Charlotte!
Stride Stand Up Paddleboards is proud to offer a 2 hour "On Water : Learn to Stand Up Paddleboard course for $99! You must call (540) 315-4441 to schedule your lesson.
Charlotte is a city of beautiful lakes and rivers that make for perfect places to experience a Stand Up Paddleboarding adventure and experience on water yoga. Lake Norman, Lake Wylie, Mountain Island Lake and the Catawba river feature calm water with scenic shoreline which offer an optimal environment for having an exciting time learning how to paddleboard as well as experience yoga.
During the "On Water Yoga : Learn To Stand Up Paddleboard Course, a Stride instructional guide will teach the basics of stand up paddleboarding with a little kayaking, cover on water safety, and lastly you will have the ability to explore the use of a Stand Up Paddleboard for on water yoga.
The "On Water Yoga : Learn to Stand Up Paddleboard course will start with teaching the following:
-Getting familiar with the parts of a Stride Airlite HD stand up paddleboard and kayak.
-Basic safety precautions when getting on and off a stand up paddleboard and kayak.
-How to wear your pfd
-On water safety
-Paddling in the seated kayak position, paddling on your knees, and standing up paddling.
-How to get back on the board in deep water.
-Effective forward stroke, back stroke, sweep stroke, J-stroke.
-How to paddle forward, spin, stop, brace, turn, and move sideways
-Everyone will have the opportunity to walk the nose of the board, just like surfing a wave on a long board!
-There is a large focus on the use of the board for "on water yoga" during the last part of the course.
This Stand Up Paddleboard course will cover all the above and more. 
Important: We teach Stand Up Paddleboarding and its platform use for on water yoga.  These means we teach how to use a stand up paddleboard so that it can be used in an experience of on water yoga during the course.  We do not teach yoga techniques.
Stride's professional instructors are personally trained by Luke Hopkins, a national champion kayaker and Stand Up Paddleboard professional. The two hour course is performed on the Stride Airlite HD, a soft-surfaced paddleboard that can quickly transform into a kayak with an attachable seat.  This aquatic experience will give you the feeling of walking on water!
The Airlite HD is known to be the best Stand Up Paddleboard for "On Water Yoga".
This course is offered only on weekends and on Lake Norman, Lake Wylie, Mountain Island Lake, and the Catawba River. When you call to schedule you will be informed of where your lesson will take place. All locations are suitable for total beginners.  The course location is dependant on availability.   

All gear is supplied for this 2 hour lesson.

You must weigh between 80-280 pounds, and be able to swim, and be in reasonably good health. You will be required to carry the paddleboard to and from the water. The best shoes for paddleboarding are thin soled water shoes.  Trips will typically run every or every other Sat and/or Sun from June 1st to October 1st, with weather, and water conditions permitting. The Cost is $99 per person and you must call to schedule (540) 315-4441.

Mountain Island Lake- Latta Plantation Park - 60 Access Street, Huntersville, NC 28078 (end of the road at the water.) Map Link for Mountain Island Lake Location
Drive to the end of the road and park lakeside.
Lake Norman, NC - Transco Road, Mooresville, NC (end of the road at the water.)
Weekend schedule:
Future August 2011 and September Dates will be post soon. Call to schedule (540) 315-4441
The course is available only during the summer season between May 1st and September 31st.
You must call (540) 315-4441 to schedule. Taking reservations now! You may cancel/reschedule up to one week prior to your scheduled lesson. No refunds will be given to cancellations within one week of your scheduled lesson- NO EXCEPTIONS! Only credit towards a future lesson will be applied.
More specific directions to the Mountain Island Lake Location in Latta Plantation Park. The line is just showing the best way to get there from Interstate 485.

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