KINGS BEACH, Calif. — “May you be free from fear, content with who you are, and at peace with whatever may come,” said yoga instructor and wellness coach, Jesalyn White, culminating a soothing class by Lake Tahoe on Aug. 24 in Kings Beach.
Participants of the event were able to attend yoga and paddleboard sessions free of charge every Friday through the month of August, offered by High Altitude Fitness Center, 880 Northwood Blvd., Incline Village (HAFC) in partnership with Adrift Tahoe, 8338 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach, as part of their summer series 2012.
“It's about encouraging people. First of all to get to the beach, right next to the water. Yoga is a wonderful thing for the body, so that's the top priority, and blending that with stand-up paddleboarding, getting people out on stand up paddle boards afterward,” said Adrift owner Marcus Tingle.
After the class, assistants took out paddleboards for an excursion and some brave yogis tried postures in the water.
Paddle boarding has captivated the world's attention. A body of water like Lake Tahoe is the perfect place for the growth and development of the sport.
“Right now it's the fastest growing activity on the planet. It's one of these things where it's just for everybody. Anyone can do it. It's for ages 5 to 85. It captures people's imagination. It's a great workout, it's freedom, you can explore places … it's exciting,” said Tingle.
Although Yoga on the Beach has finished for the season, good weather is yet not over in Lake Tahoe, and Adrift will be open for as long as they can, until the snow falls down.
On the other hand, yoga classes will still be available at HAFC. The gym will be offering hatha and vinyasa variations along with hot yoga.
Women will have free entrance to HAFC the second and fourth Wednesday of every month, 4-8 p.m., or the “Ladies Night.”
Visit standuppaddletahoe.com and highaltitudefit.net.