August 22, 2017
Stand-up paddle board AcroYoga, or SUP Acro, is a relatively-new blend of a few movement and balanced-based activities, combining acrobatics and the practice of yoga, while stacking it on top of a floating paddle board. If that seems relatively straight forward to you, go try it – you'll be in the river in no-time! But that's part of the fun of SUP Acro – it challenges you mentally and physically, all while making sure you take a needed swim-break every few minutes.
You can try out SUP yoga or SUP Acro by visiting Aqua Vida – look for a 30-foot sailboat that is tucked into the Penn's Landing Marina. Created and run by Jana Mars, Aqua Vida offers dozens of classes each week that range from Flow to Yin classes, paddle board tours and clinics for kids. Aqua Vida has also proven to be committed to helping the environment by teaming up with the Philadelphia-based United By Blue to host river cleanups and tours where 100 percent of the proceeds go to water conservation efforts.
Below is a series of photos from a recent SUP Acro jam at Aqua Vida.