Why Full Moon SUP Yoga?

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Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is continuing to grow in popularity across the world and SUP yoga won’t be far behind. SUP alone builds core strength, engages muscles you never knew you had, and connects us with nature and a sense of adventure. This is also true of SUP yoga. SUP yoga demands intense focus and mindfulness to transition between poses while maintaining balance on a moving board - especially under the light of the moon.


Yes, full moon SUP yoga is a thing - a pretty spectacular thing! The full moon is already celebrated by yogis around the world with special classes, so it’s natural to take this ritual to the water. It’s not everyday you can paddle in complete darkness guided by the light of the moon - yoga just adds to the appeal! Yoga Magazine describes the full moon as “…a time of fullness, completion, endings, and letting go. The light of the full moon helps illuminate those things that are holding us back and preventing us from moving forward in life.” Many yoga rituals include taking stock of things in our lives that no longer serve us, writing them down, and releasing them in some way to rid ourselves of these blockages to happiness. With full moon SUP yoga, you can discover inner peace by exhaling everything into the water to float away.

Top 3 Reasons for Full Moon SUP Yoga

The Moon

You may be thinking, I’ve seen the full moon before, what’s the big deal? Experiencing the glow of the full moon on water is unlike any experience on land. It illuminates the water and truly makes you feel small. Not to sound cliche, but it’s truly magical!

Calm Waters

Summer is a busy time on the lake with swimmers, boats and jet skis churning up the water. The best times to avoid this is very early in the morning or late at night. These are ideal conditions for SUP yoga and meditation.

Unique Experience

My first experience with full moon SUP yoga was last year and it was one of, if not my favorite experience of the summer. How often can you paddle on Lake Michigan guided only by the light of the moon? Add in a relaxing yoga class and you’ll get an experience you’ll never forget.

Read about my experience with full moon SUP yoga on my blog! It’s an unforgettable experience that is not only unique, but especially unique in Chicago. Enjoy views of the city skyline lit up at night under the full moon! Reserve your spot now at Chicago SUP.