How one yogi SUPer finds peace on the water
As the owner of a thriving yoga studio, Cindy Johannessen doesn’t get out on her SUP as much as she’d like. But it’s always an uplifting experience when she does. Whether she’s striking a Proud Warrior pose, observing a bald eagle, or connecting with a good friend, Cindy feels vibrant and present on her board. “There’s an amazing stillness about SUPing that I seek in yoga, but I find it incredibly profound when I’m on a paddleboard,” she reflects. To share this presence with others, Cindy offers SUP yoga instruction to her clients. Many are first-time SUPers encouraged by Cindy’s advice to “just do it.”
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Spoon Goons talks SUPing and life with Jeramie Vaine
It’s hard to catch up with pro SUPer Jeramie Vaine. His calendar is booked with events in the U.S. and abroad. He teaches, he surfs, he races, he blogs. Between the yoga studio, the gym, his laptop, and the water, Jeramie’s day is packed end to end, seven days a week. But as a true SUP ambassador, he always makes time for recreational SUPing with his friends and family. “My favorite SUP thing to do is a social paddle.” he says. “I can paddle with my dad who’s 65 and I can take my three-year-old nephew on my board. SUPing is all-inclusive, and that’s my favorite part.”
Find out where Jeramie is headed next and how you can connect with him at an event near you. Click here to read his full story.
When you take that first paddle stroke on a SUP board, magic happens. You become connected to the water, sure, but you also become connected to an awesome community of people. You feel physical, mental, and spiritual effects. The experience can be life-changing.
At Spoon Goons we’re passionate about this “SUP magic” and what it might mean. That’s why we’ve created the What SUP With You? blog. It’s a place to share stories about the transformative power of SUP. It’s not just for the pros. It’s for everyone who enjoys the sun and the surf, the rapids and the rocks, the yoga class, or the fishing spot—on a stand up paddleboard. Our mission is to inspire people to discover the life-changing power of SUP and to propel our sport to the next level.