TRENIROVKA: what’s SUP yoga and why is it gaining popularity


TRENIROVKA: what is SUP yoga and why is it becoming more popular

Editor SPLETNIK.RU Mariana Pankina

I didn’t have time to maneuver away from boxing, because the time has come to satisfy once more for the subsequent editorial project. And this time it turned out to be very authentic. At the moment in our part TRENIROVKA I introduce you to a different uncommon exercise – SUP yoga, or yoga on the water, which is quickly gaining reputation and successful the hearts of sports activities followers.

What’s SUP and what does it eat

SUP is an abbreviation for Standup paddleboarding, which is translated from English as standing rowing.

The primary time I heard about this sport a number of years in the past, and each time I discussed it, it popped earlier than my eyes Orlando Bloomwho likes to do it bare. Nonetheless, I do know that SUP is mostly quite common amongst Western stars. Nonetheless, I actually didn’t attempt to swim on the board – it appeared to me a type of boring and too easy activity. Nicely, what a load it’s: you stand your self, rowing on the sly, what's so tough right here – I assumed.

Yoga by no means attracted me in any respect. The huge enthusiasm for this follow, which turned standard in Russia about ten years in the past, ignored me, and it by no means aroused any curiosity after lots of time. In fact, I knew that there are a lot of styles of yoga, however I didn’t even know that they have been doing it on the water. This sort of coaching appeared at the least curious to me, and I assumed: why not?

Editor SPLETNIK.RU Mariana Pankina
Editor SPLETNIK.RU Mariana Pankina

SUP Spot Moscow Faculty

SUP Yoga is a brand new space of ​​yoga. SUP Spot Moscow Faculty in Strogino is precisely the place the place you may work out.

There are different forms of coaching on the college, which celebrated a biennium in June. Firstly, it’s SUP itself – right here they educate learners, put together professionals for competitions and organize SUP walks. Secondly, in school you may simply lease a board and do it your self if, for instance, you have got already mastered the method.

As such, the college doesn’t have a constructing. It’s positioned on a peninsula within the Stroginsky Zaton. The principle drawback is the dearth of parking. To discover a free parking house as shut as attainable, you’ll have to work onerous.

Sup Spot Moscow
Sup Spot Moscow

For lovers of luxurious gyms, in all probability, such situations is not going to appear too comfy – locker rooms in SUP Spot are like climbing, and latrines are dry closets. However personally, it didn’t hassle me in any respect – such simplicity, quite the opposite, solely appeals to itself.
Sup Spot Moscow


As any social occasion begins with a carpet path, so any coaching session begins with a warm-up. This takes place on a pontoon. Usually, there’s nothing difficult: customary heating of the muscular tissues of the arms, legs, head.

Editor SPLETNIK.RU Mariana Pankina and coach Maria Zubkova
Editor SPLETNIK.RU Mariana Pankina and coach Maria Zubkova

Editor SPLETNIK.RU Mariana Pankina and coach Maria Zubkova
Editor SPLETNIK.RU Mariana Pankina and coach Maria Zubkova

Nicely, then the enjoyable begins – you’re taking the board and start to swim on it. First, you might be in your knees, however then, understanding how one can function the paddle and work together with SUP, you get in your ft. In precept, managing a board in recent water, the place there are not any waves and powerful currents, is just not tough, however quite energy-intensive – it’s a must to continuously bend down after which straighten up, plus pressure your abs and arms fairly onerous. And that is offered that you simply simply have to swim to a sure place, regardless of time. In case your purpose is to swim as shortly as attainable, you’ll have to make way more effort. Usually, SUP is just not straightforward in any respect!

Editor SPLETNIK.RU Mariana Pankina and coach Maria Zubkova

Editor SPLETNIK.RU Mariana Pankina

Having sailed a bit from the coast, my coach Maria Zubkova and I began yoga courses. In fact, the primary query that apprehensive me earlier than the coaching was how to not fall into the water. However I used to be apprehensive in useless: firstly, the board is vast and cozy, secondly, to discover a steadiness on it’s fairly straightforward, properly, and thirdly, yoga workouts are clean, so falling into the water is nearly unattainable. As Maria mentioned, she had just a few such circumstances.

The workouts themselves are aimed toward all muscle teams – yoga pumps each arms, legs, again, and abs. As I assumed, her water classes are much more efficient than within the gymnasium.

On the water, you are feeling your physique a little bit in another way, you’re employed with steadiness, varied stabilizer muscular tissues activate extra, you develop what you can not develop on the bottom, you pump your self extra and on the identical time loosen up as a result of the water removes the load, heals,

– says Maria.

Coach SUP Spot Moscow Maria Zubkova
Coach SUP Spot Moscow Maria Zubkova

Doing yoga on the water can’t solely superior yogis, but additionally learners. In line with Maria, those that have by no means executed yoga in any respect usually come to high school.

Come those that stood at SUP, however didn’t do yoga, or vice versa, in addition to those that didn’t strive both one or the opposite,

– says the coach.

For probably the most half, this exercise could be very standard among the many weaker intercourse, but it surely occurs that males present curiosity in it.

Coach SUP Spot Moscow Maria Zubkova

Value and Schedule

One SUP-yoga lesson with a coach prices 1,200 rubles. And that is an hour-long exercise in a bunch. However they’re small – as a rule, a most of eight folks, so they offer due consideration to everybody. By the best way, when you have your individual SUP, you’ll pay solely 700 rubles. Agree, by Moscow requirements, that is fairly cheap.

The coaching schedule for the approaching week is revealed on the college’s official Instagram. @supspot_msk.

Cons and execs

The principle and really important minus of yoga on the water, for my part, is, after all, seasonality. In our local weather, doing SUP yoga all 12 months spherical is solely unrealistic. However what a 12 months is it? There are hardly dozens of days for coaching days. Nonetheless, in accordance with Maria Zubkova, climate SUP-yoga is just not a hindrance.

In precept, we walked even in winter till the ice rose. You simply placed on water-slippers and a wetsuit. This 12 months within the month of March we walked by way of the ice,

She explains.

To whom it’s, however such an journey appears to me a doubtful pleasure.

Pluses, after all, way more. Firstly, glorious bodily exercise. Secondly, coaching within the recent air, in precept, has way more benefits than coaching within the gymnasium. And thirdly, once more, in the event you're fortunate with the climate, you may even get a tan and get a serving of vitamin D.

SPLETNIK.RU editor Mariana Pankina and SUP Spot Moscow coach Maria Zubkova


So what can I say? I simply turned satisfied that yoga is completely not mine. I infrequently have the will to do it. However the very concept of ​​water actions is cool, and I’m certain that this number of it is without doubt one of the most engaging and efficient. I feel that yoga followers ought to undoubtedly attempt to do it on the water.

However SUP, I’ll in all probability strive repeatedly. It turned out to be way more difficult than I assumed. I consider that this sport could be very efficient – in any case, the figures {of professional} athletes who practiced simply similtaneously me testify to this.

Editor SPLETNIK.RU Mariana Pankina and coach Maria Zubkova

Nicely, now it's time to take inventory and provides grades on a five-point scale.

Load. I'll put 4. However not as a result of the load was weak, however as a result of it’s not in any respect what I'm used to and what I personally like. I like very intense coaching, right here the whole lot is measured, clean. However I can say that I felt the muscular tissues completely, particularly the subsequent day, once they began to ache properly.

Ambiance. Positively 5 with a plus. Right here you might be like catching some type of zen. No one is in a rush, the ambiance could be very favorable, it feels as if previous good associates simply met on a break day to have a good time collectively. Nicely, plus, after all, nature does its job. And in the event you're fortunate with the climate, it’s doubly nice.

Costs. Positively 5 factors. As for me, the costs are completely cheap and virtually everybody can afford such courses.

Public. And once more, 5! The folks listed below are utterly completely different, welcoming and pleasant. Some come as households, whereas others even take pets with them.


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