Paddleboarding & Yoga with Tara
Henley- Hurley -Marlow – Cookham, Boutlers Lock – Maidenhead – Bray -Windsor & beyond
Stand Up Paddleboarding = SUP
Enjoy standing, sitting, kneeling on these wide, stable, long inflatable paddle boards.
Tara says, “I know these stretches of the river really well as I am a keen paddler in both kayaking and stand up paddleboarding. I am also a yoga instructor, which makes yoga on paddle boards an obvious choice- hence SUP Yoga. I love nothing better than exploring the Thames with newbie paddlers keeping everyone safe whilst having fun”.
Benefits – highly social, fantastic fitness, core strength, enhances balance and co-ordination and experience nature at its very best.
Whatever your preference, anyone who wants to paddle on the Thames can! I can get you started by providing the equipment and tuition. See if there is a lesson online that suits your timing or call me direct to arrange something that works for you.
You can book one lesson at a time £35 for 90 minutes and or complete the ‘Paddleboard Package’ £35 a lesson and once you have completed 5 , you qualify for a free board hire on a Social Sunday paddle for a few hours. In those 5 paddles we will explore different sections of the river locally and the following will be covered.
- Water safety briefing
- Paddling kneeling & standing up
- Turning & manoeuvres
- Portaging at locks
- Fancy foot work when river warms
- Launching safely & access points
- Self rescue techniques
- Equipment & river etiquette
Family Fun, Breakfast, Lunch or Sunset Paddles, Whole/half day adventures, Hen & Stag Do’s, Corporate, Charity Events, Litter Flotilla, SUPolo.
If you want to paddle there are many possibilities from joining a group or making your own event; be it a one off experience or making it a weekly paddle with friends, family or colleagues.
Have a read and see if something grabs your imagination or let me know what you are thinking and we can discuss location, prices, dates etc to make an paddling event bespoke for you.
Monday Evenings from The Ferry will be coached by James Hazell. A Cookham resident and an experienced watersports fan on sea and on the river, has been a paddle board instructor since the age of 16 ( Bray Lake). He has competed in SUP Races and have picked up lots of techniques along the way. James would like to pass on his knowledge to those who are seeking a bit more out of paddling by practicing and refining technique, helping improve speed and agility on the board, whilst still maintaining the fun and social aspect of paddling.
I provide all the equipment you need to get started with paddle boarding. You just have to turn up with a drink and in sports gear according to the weather that day. It is even more fun when you share the experience with friends or family members. You can have a kids or dog sit on the board with you.
TARA'S TOP TIPS & FUN IDEAS FOR PADDLEBOARDING
Learn the ways of the river and develop techniques to motor yourself along, maybe you want to buy your own board eventually or simply rock up and join us.
Tara’s tops tips for buying a SUP Paddleboard and the equipment and licences you need, with links to some tried and tested paddleboards. In your lesson you can give a few different brands a go.
Where to SUP
Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Paddle
What a way to start your summer days or get out of the office or house and submerge yourself into river life, even if it is only an hour.