Stand Up Paddle Boarding

The Fastest Growing Sport

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is the fastest growing sport across the world. Because you don’t need waves to propel yourself, you can do it on any open water. Not only SUP is fun and perfect for your entire family (anyone can do it), but SUP also has huge benefit for you. A total core and cardiovascular workout, stand up paddling works your entire body and mind. Cabarete is one of the best places for SUP. You can do it in the bay, on flat water, cruising along the coast of the north Shore of the Dominican Republic, in the waves, surfing on the reef and on the inland river, discovering the beauty of the Dominican wild life.

How we rock on an early morning with glassy waves!

Audrey riding a glassy wave in Cabarete Bay.

Glassy Sunday Paddle Surfing in Cabarete Dominican Republic.

Glassy Sunday Paddle Surfing in Cabarete Dominican Republic.

If you are interested to join us, make sure you book your SUP lesson right now!

All our SUP classes includes all the equipment needed (board, paddle, leash). We suggest to wear comfortable clothes and sunscreen. Hat/visor/lip balm recommended. Croakies for sunglasses are recommended. Bring an extra change of clothes/towel that will be locked while we are on the water.

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What SUP?

Join us for a Yoga4SUP session this Sunday.

Enjoy the combination of Stand UpPaddle boarding and Yoga. The most fun you’ll have working out.

The paddle board makes a fine yoga mat and the extra balance required by being on the water intensifies the yoga routine. The peacefulness of floating on the water combines nicely with the meditative nature of yoga.

Don’t forget to sign up to reserve your board for some Fitness and Yoga on the SUP.

Come greet the morning while treating your body right!

Meeting point is in front of Vela Windsurf Center at 7.30 am.

Please call to let us know you are coming and reserve your board at +1. (809).863.65.15 or sign up online on www.Yoga4SUP.com

Price is US$ 35 for the group session (includes SUP board, paddle, tuition and fun, fun, fun).

 

Hurry up, place are feeling up quick.

See you this Sunday then!
If you can’t make it, contact us for some private Yoga4SUP or Paddle boarding lessons any day of the week.

 

For more information, go to

www.Yoga4SUP.com

Yoga4SUP is brought to you by Cabarete-SUP,

The Dominican Republic North Shore’s original stand up paddle school

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A Blossoming Yoga, Fitness & SUP Retreat

We just wrapped up memorial weekend with an amazing Blossom Yoga Fitness & SUP Retreat !

Audrey Meyer brought her expertise and lead the group of women through a full body workout with focus on core, strength and balance. The goal is to get everyone ready for the ocean and try some Yoga poses on the paddle board.

The best way to perform from the land to the water when merging fashion and function! Wearing the high performance O’Neill 365 workout apparel. We just love it!

SUP boarding provides the formula for fitness with the basic 3F’s…Fitness, Fresh Air, and Fun!

Great fitness and yoga class on the water, on the paddle board.

The peacefulness of floating on the water combines nicely with the meditative nature of yoga.

There is something magical about savasana on the water …

Afterwards, we were able to enjoy a well-deserved luxurious treat. Bellow, one of Blossom’s favorite place: the Chocolate bar in Cabarete. The name just said it all!

Alita, the owner of Raiz Herbal Remedies, prepared a detox workshop where she taught us how food and plants can help to clean and balance our organism but also prevent from illnesses and dysfunctions. “Healing through Earth” this is her motus. We loved it !

Vela Cabarete, the windsurf/ SUP Resort was great for hosting this amazing event. We also had a delicious breakfast over there. Voyvoy (their restaurant) offers some of the most amazing healthy omelette or fruity pancakes. you gotta try them !

So stoked we got some free samples from Raiz Herbal Remedies, the Chocolate Bar and the Blossom trend in the goodie bag !

After an amazing morning with glassy and peaceful ocean, perfect for paddle boarding, the wind slowly pickup in the early afternoon. It was time for some kiteboarding action!

Kiteboarding is the most exciting and thrilling water sport that will get your heart pound! A synergy of wind and water forces. Bellow, Stephanie learning to fly a kite under the professional eye of Jennifer, certified Kite instructor at the Dare2Fly Cabarete Kite School.

Equipped with the Cabrinha kites and boards – top quality products -, Dare2fly is the perfect place to learn in a safe and fun way. “We make it easy enough for almost anyone to learn. The perfect introduction for women! ”

By the end of the retreat, everyone was doing so well on the paddle board, that Audrey decided to bring them to waves. Getting to see the girls catching their first wave on a SUP board was probably the most rewarding experience at the Blossom Retreat in cabarete. The waves were just perfect for this. So happy!!!

We were super lucky and got to see a circus show that just came to town. It was really nice and entertaining.

Sunshine, Smiles, Laugh and friendship were definitely at the rendezvous during this Ocean Fitness and SUP retreat!

Thank you EVERYONE who contributed to this unbelievable Yoga & Ocean Blossom Retreat, you guys are amazing! Thumbs Up To:

Vela Cabarete (wind/SUP Resort) for equipping us with the paddle boards.
- The Chocolate Bar for hosting one of our delicious Breakfast and offering us some delicious treats in our Goodies bags.
- Raiz Herbal Remedies for the amazing Detox lecture. We learn so much !!! Thank you Alita. That was great.
- Huge Thank you to Robert Englebright Photography
- O’Neill for supporting me with some workout apparel so I can perform with style and performance  from the land to the water.
MauiJim for keeping me eyes protected in the sun while enjoying my days on the beach.
THANK YOU :)

Nourish & Balance Your Body, Mind & Soul !
Check our next coming retreat with BLOSSOM RETREAT

Love is on the water

Nothing better than paddle boarding with your loved one.

What about sharing some waves on the SUP board with your sweet heart?!

We call it the wave of LOVE !

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Don’t have a board? We can help you.

What about discovering a new way to work out on the board and make some new friends? Join our SUP Fitness WORKSHOP !

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Dealing with inuries

When the psychological pain caused by your injury and the temporary loss of your sport can be far more devastating than the strained or torn ligaments, pulled muscles, ripped cartilage or broken bones….

If you’re a serious athlete and have ever had an experience with an injury, then you KNOW what I am talking about…

Paddle surfing or SUP surfing is quickly becoming one of the world’s fastest growing sport and fitness phenomena. Stand up paddle surfing offers a total core and cardiovascular workout.

The full CROSS TRAINING benefits of Paddle Surfing are:

  • low impact, full body cardiovascular workout
  • tones and strengthens core muscles
  • targets arms, abs and thighs all at once
  • improves balance and co-ordination
  • builds confidence in and out of the water

BEWARE, however! Going too hard can do more harm than good. And this is just what happened to me….

 

I am just back from an amazing paddle surf session in 4-5 ft glassy waves…just perfection! I pushed it really hard on the last paddle stoke to catch this wave and suddenly I heard a pop in my lower left rib cage followed by a sharp pain between my lower left rib and my hip, pretty much right when I’m at the apex of a stroke on that side.

I can isolate the moment of injury, a feeling of literally blowing out my side while putting too much juice on the paddle at the wrong moment on a wave. I am thinking I strained or torn my obliques muscles. There really isn’t much of a treatment available other than icing and rest.  I deeply know that it won’t heal unless I stop putting stress on it for awhile. If I go back out there and paddle it’ll aggravate it and I’ll be out a lot longer. So I suck it up, but I hate it !!! So yeah right now I am just resting and taking time off the water.

Just like we keep the body in balance, it’s important to keep life in balance too.

Now I am resting, time is the answer, but I am ready to jump back in the game and start some SUP training  specifics for good form, good posture and good overall anatomical health. Stay tuned for the SUP CORE TRAINING EXERCICES !

Here the king: Laird hamilton paddling hard to make the drop.

In the meantime, I just came across this great article and I would like to share it with you athlete people:

THE MENTAL SIDE OF ATHLETIC INJURIES

You’ve been involved in your sport longer than you can remember. As you’ve grown, so have your strength, endurance and technique. You’ve busted your butt to become as good in your sport as possible and a force to be reckoned with in competitions. Known for your work ethic, consistency and ability to come through in the clutch, you’ve been the one your team has always been able to depend on in crunch time. You live to practice and perform. You have a passion to compete. You flat out love your sport. It’s who you are! It’s how you define yourself. You have dreams to compete at school, maybe get a college scholarship…who knows… maybe even to go beyond to the next level!

Then the unthinkable happens! It seems to have slowly snuck up on you. It’s not like there was any major injury or anything. You didn’t really feel anything pull, pop or break. Perhaps it might have been a lot easier and more straightforward to deal with if you had experienced that. No, this was quite a bit more insidious. After a big competition you noticed some pain and tenderness in your shoulder. “No problem,” you thought to yourself. You’ve dealt with this stuff before. You quickly dismiss it as nothing. The next day in practice you notice that your shoulder still feels tight and sore. “No big deal!” You try to ignore it and push through the pain. When practice ends your shoulder is throbbing and you start realizing that perhaps you were a bit foolish to have forced yourself to work through the pain. That night, when you can’t even lift your arm to brush your teeth, you start to get worried for the first time.

You keep telling yourself there’s nothing really wrong, but the pain just won’t quit. As much as you hate it, the next day you have to go to the coach and tell him you’re a little hurt. He tells you to take a few days off. You’re forced to rest and you absolutely hate it. However, even after you take two days off, the first few movements that you go through in the next practice still kill. In fact, that shoulder feels just as tight and sore as before. But how bad can it really be? Maybe you just need to take a little more time off. However, when the throbbing in your shoulder keeps you up several nights in a row and then out of two more competitions you finally get the message! Something’s very wrong here and it’s time to drag your butt to the doctor!

Seeing a sports medicine specialist confirms your worst fears. Your shoulder is really bad and he says that you have to be out of action for at least two to three months! He claims that you have some form of tendonitis or maybe some potential rotator cuff problems, but that’s all Greek to you. He doesn’t really know how long this is going to take, but what he says next, really gets your attention. Unless you take care of that shoulder and give it enough rest, you may risk doing some permanent damage. What does that mean you ask? He tells you that if you continue to play through the pain, that you may be jeopardizing your athletic career! Is he crazy!! Is he really telling me that I may never play again!! How could that possibly be! Is this guy a quack or what? How could I even survive without my daily dose of this sport?

If you’re a serious athlete and have ever had an experience with an injury, then you KNOW that the physical hurt you feel is only one VERY small part of the overall pain that you have to go through in the rehab process. The psychological pain caused by your injury and the temporary or permanent loss of your sport can be far more devastating than the strained or torn ligaments, pulled muscles, ripped cartilage or broken bones. Unless this psychological pain is directly addressed and “treated”, your overall recovery will be slow and incomplete. Coaches and parents who are sensitive to the issues of the injured athlete help speed up the rehab process and significantly lessen the mental anguish that the athlete must struggle with. Coaches and parents who are insensitive to these very critical issues, cause further trauma to the athlete and may compromise the healing process.

To better understand what happens psychologically when an athlete is kept out of action because of an injury, it’s important to briefly examine the three major functions that sport plays in the athlete’s life.

You can read the full article here.

 

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“It all started with love…” Gerry Lopez

“It all started with love…” Gerry Lopez

A little sage advice from “Mr. Pipeline” Gerry Lopez on what is most important in SUP and in life.

“This video sums up exactly why we go into the ocean everyday!” Kai Lenny

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Audrey

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Master of the Ocean Cabarete

Yoga4SUP was proud to participate for the 5th year in a row at the 12th Edition of the Master Of the Ocean.

This is the world’s most complete watersports competition in a paddle surfing, surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing competition in the waves at Encuentro Beach, Cabarete, on the North Shore of the Dominican Republic.

Warming up doing some Yoga with the competitors before our surfing heat at Master Of The Ocean“Yoga helps me focus my energy and clear my mind”.

Competing all day in all four different sports: surfing and stand up paddle surfing in the morning, then once the wind picks up around 1pm, straight into Kitesurfing and Windsurfing.

The perfect day!

The waves were small (shoulder hight) but still fun to ride and enjoy the event in Cabarete, Dominican Republic.

Girls’ final in Paddle boarding:
From left to right: Audrey Meyer, Fiona Wylde from Hawaii, and Carolina Guzman from Las Terrenas, DR.
surf.

Audrey’s ridding her 8’6″x29″ JP Stand Up Paddle Board.

Girls’ final in kite surfing:

From left to right: Carolina Guzman, Audrey Meyer, and Fiona Wylde.
kite.

 

Audrey’s ridding the 5’10″ PC SIGNATURE MODEL the ultimate performance kite surfboard by Cabrinha.

Shredding some waves on the kite (top) and competing against  big waves, waterman Francisco Porcella in surfing (bellow). The level is high but all the competitors are showing the best of them!

 Zane Schweitzer, starboard rider and overall waterman was just ripping it out there. No wonder he became the Master Of the Ocean 2014.

Audrey ended up finishing 2nd place at the Master of the Ocean 2014 Women Category.

“It was a great event and I was super stoked to be able to share some waves with some of the top Watermen from Hawaii especially with O’Neill team mate young Fiona Wylde .

 

We would like to thank our sponsors:

Dare2fly Cabarete (Kite Resort) for gearing us with kite equipment and accommodating work time.

O’Neill 365 for supporting me with some workout apparel so I can perform with style and performance  from the land to the water.

MauiJim for keeping me eyes protected in the sun while enjoying my days on the beach.

Pictures credit to Daniel Stockdale, and Jade & Gabriel from we travel and blog

THANK YOU :)

Bring your Yoga to the OCEAN !

What about  some Yoga on the Paddle board (Yoga4SUP) this weekend in Cabarete since the conditions are looking so perfect!

No waves this weekend! Perfect day for some Yoga4SUP!

Join our challenging and invigorating Yoga Paddle Board class:

  • WHEN:
    • Sunday March 1st 2014 in Cabarete Bay.
  • WHERE:   7.30 am at VelaVoyvoy Cabarete on the beach side.


Do you love yoga? Do you have a passion for the ocean? Why not combine the two with Audrey Meyer at Yoga4SUP!

“Practicing yoga on a SUP brings a whole new perspective to being fully present in the moment”.

Namasta,  


Reserve your spot in the class! Hurry up, place are feeling up quick!

Call us +1.809.863.65.15, email us HERE or sign up online at  www.Yoga4SUP.com

 

 

Price is US$ 35 for the group session (includes SUP board, paddle, tuition and fun, fun, fun).

Can’t make it this weekend?  Contact us for a private Yoga4SUP class any time during the week.

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Need a dose of sunshine and beach days?

The Ocean & Yoga Blossom Retreat

Beat the Winter Blues. Leave the cold weather behind and escape to the Caribbean sunshine!

Mark your calendar, book your Retreat NOW!

• February 14th – 17th 2014 (COMPLETE)
• May 23rd – 26th 2014
• October 10th – 13rd 2014
• December 5th – 8th 2014

A 4 days exclusive luxury standup paddling health and fitness experience on the worldwide SUP island destination Cabarete, Dominican Republic.

 

Come live the Healthy Lifestyle of  Yoga, fitnessStand Up Paddle Boarding and Kiteboarding in harmony with Dominican Republic: island of natural treasures. Leave your worries behind and let us take of all the details.

Water Women and Fitness O’Neill365 Icon, Audrey Meyer will guide you through daily Fitness, Surf, Stand Up Paddle boardYoga4SUP and kitesurfing (if you’d like to try).

Audrey invites you to her exclusive standup paddling health and fitness experience.

Join us for daily YogaStand Up Paddle Boarding, Surfing and kiteboarding.

All activities are optional so feel free to try everything, or just choose your favorites.

(Proposed) Daily Schedule:

*Activities on extra cost

RATE: (without kiteboarding lessons)

  • Single accommodation:  $1330 (without kite boarding lessons)
  • Double accommodation: $1210 (without kite boarding lessons)

RATE: (including the Kiteboarding course)

  • Single accommodation:  $1720 (incl. kite boarding lessons)
  • Double accommodation: $1600 (incl. kite boarding lessons)

Cost include:

  • 4 nights deluxe accommodations at the peaceful oceanfront Agualina Resort, 4-star, in Cabarete, Dominican Republic.
  • Healthy  homemade pre-SUP snacks are provided as part of our surf, yoga and wellness experience.
  • 4 morning of delightful and healthy brunches made with love.
  • 4 exquisite gourmet dinner in a fantastic restaurant Cabarete.
  • Airport transfers from/to Puerto Plata airport, Dominican Republic.
  • Daily Yoga sessions that focus on opening and strengthening the muscle groups used for SUP, surfing.
  • Daily stand up paddle boarding, surfing and Yoga4SUP (no previous experience necessary)
  • Airport transfers from/to Puerto Plata airport, Dominican Republic
  • Daily maid service
  • Free Wi-Fi internet access

Add some KITE BOARDING lessons:

Add some kiteboarding to your retreat (same dates) and get some Professional kiteboarding instructions with certified Kite instructors and Audrey Meyer (2008 Top 5 Best kiteboarding female in the World). Expend your Comfort ZONE as your ability of kiteboarding progresses. Pushing your physical, mental and psychic abilities beyond the limit.

The human body has immense capability to grow and expand beyond the limitations that we all impose on ourselves. Audrey Meyer will be sharing her own kite experience as a Professional Kiteboarder (and a Women) in order to inspire and motivate everyone to achieve their individual Health and Fitness Goal.

Cost does not include:

  • Airfare to and from Dominican Republic
  • Travel insurance
  • Extra activities, excursions or trips
  • Extra taxis to and from places during the retreat
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks

Contact us NOW to reserve Your Spot Now

if this link doesn’t work, please click here: http://www.blossomretreat.com/contact-yoga-for-sup-in-cabarete

This is a life experience !

“Relax your mind. Strengthen your body. Energize your spirit. Unleash your inner YOU !”

Notes:

  • There is a $10 visitor fee for all US citizens, paid at the airport upon arrival. Please note that if you are not a US citizens you will be in charge of taking care of any visa requirements prior to the trip
  • If at the time of the trip you are pregnant, or have any health conditions please consult with your doctor first and then contact us directly with any information relevant to the condition.
  • Please do not book your airfares until we confirm that the retreat has secured the minimum amount of participants. We will inform you immediately once the minimum has been met so you can make your travel arrangements.

let’s finish the year on a good note

Let’s finish the year on a good note with some Yoga on the Paddle board.

This Sunday, December 29th 2013, join us for some Yoga4SUP.

What about a better way to finish the year and start the day with doing some Yoga on a floating mat? The weather and the water conditions are definitely showing the signs of a perfect Yoga4SUP session!

Mixing Yoga & SUP together is so much fun and challenging. What could be more amazing than while stretching in the “Down dog”, looking around and only seeing the Ocean, beach and sand?!

Meet at Vela, Cabarete Bay at 7:30 for the most fun workout on the water, on stand up paddle boards.

Call Audrey +1.809.863.65.15 or sign up online at  www.Yoga4SUP.com or email us HERE to reserve a spot in the class. Hurry up, place are feeling up quick.

Meeting point is in front of  Vela Windsurf Center at 7.30 am.

Price is US$ 35 for the group session (includes SUP board, paddle, tuition and fun, fun, fun).

Can’t make it on Sunday?  Sign up for a private Yoga4SUP class any time during the week.

See you on before next year, this Sunday!

Audrey

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Yoga4SUP is brought to you by Cabarete-SUP,

The Dominican Republic North Shore’s original stand up paddle school

Lessons- rentals – retails – coastal adventures