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Adi Carter
Hometown: Rincon, Puerto Rico / Accord, NY Why I love to SUP and how I discovered it: I love anything that plays with balance especially if it is outdoors and Read More
Adi Carter

Hometown: Rincon, Puerto Rico / Accord, NY

Why I love to SUP and how I discovered it: I love anything that plays with balance especially if it is outdoors and on the water, even better. My introduction to SUP came a bit fast and furious (literally) as I had just arrived at the New River Gorge in West Virginia and my friend asked me right away if I wanted to SUP the Upper New (class 3+) and raft the Lower New that afternoon.
I had never SUPed whitewater before and upon telling her this her answer was “you surf, you’ll totally be fine”. Well a good challenge is always fun and I had an absolute blast learning quickly how to navigate whitewater & drop to my knees. It was not really like surfing at all but I was totally hooked and had a blast!!
The body of water you’ll most likely find me on… crystal clear flat water spots over beautiful reefs here in PR or whitewater & some big lakes back home in the States

Which boards I’m riding? Hala Atcha 8’6” & 9’6” and Yoga Asana

Which one is my favorite? … I love the maneuverability of the 8’6” in more technical bodies of water and the Yoga Asana board is awesome for flat water yoga & AcroYoga sessions!

My next dream paddling adventure is… Spring whitewater adventures in Upstate NY!
What I do when I am not paddling? Surf, climb, mountain bike, slackline, yoga, acroyoga, gardening and putting together and leading adventure retreats with Redefining Balance

Social Media:
Facebook: facebook.com/adicarter
facebook.com/redefiningbalance
Instagram: @adicarter @redefiningbalance
Website: www.adicarter.com www.redefiningbalance.com

Elise Reynolds
Hometown: Minturn, Colorado What you love about Hala Gear: Being a traveler, and a lover of mountains, rivers, lakes and oceans, it has always been important for me to have Read More
Elise Reynolds

Hometown: Minturn, Colorado

What you love about Hala Gear: Being a traveler, and a lover of mountains, rivers, lakes and oceans, it has always been important for me to have a board that could do everything. I love the stability of the Hala boards when I practice yoga and teach my classes. The Hala Atcha is my fave for yoga, but I also love the Straight Up and the Hoss. They are not only stable, but they are easy to grip and all of my students love them. The mobility of being able to pack them up and travel wherever my partner and I please makes them even better. Whether we are in the ocean around Hawaii, or going down the Colorado River, or teaching on the lakes around Vail, I truly have never found a board I liked better than these.

Favorite Spot to Paddle: Mountain lakes, it makes it easier to go through a flow.

Occupation: Yoga Teacher, 970 Design Account Manager

Sponsors: Hala

Social Media/ Website: www.yogasnowlove.com / @yoga_snow_love

Julie Circo
Hometown: Edwards, CO I love being on water in the landlocked state of Colorado. The whole river culture has added so much joy and dimension to my summers! I found Read More
Julie Circo

Hometown: Edwards, CO

I love being on water in the landlocked state of Colorado. The whole river culture has added so much joy and dimension to my summers!
I found river paddle boarding in 2012 and was instantly hooked by the adrenaline and incorporated yoga on the board in between rapids for fun and focus.

I enjoy paddling anything new and challenging but my favorite stretch of river is on the Eagle right in my backyard.

I’m very attached to my Hala Atcha. It usually keeps me on my feet! It’s so playful but stable and highly forgiving. It’s my all time favorite. I love practicing surfing waves on my Hala Peno and I prefer to teach SUP yoga on this board. The shorter length keeps yoga challenging for me and I can paddle in and out of students very quickly to keep them safe.

When I’m not paddling or teaching SUP Yoga I’m playing teleskiing, tennis, learning golf, practicing yoga, river rafting, seeing live music or traveling. Life is good!

Social Media
FB: Paddle Yoga Colorado
FB: Julie Circo
Instagram: paddleyogacolorado
Website: paddleyogacolorado.com

Julie Mauch
Hometown: Grand Junction, Colorado Why I love to SUP and how I discovered it… As an outdoor enthusiast I am always looking for new ways to enjoy recreation on the Read More
Julie Mauch

Hometown: Grand Junction, Colorado

Why I love to SUP and how I discovered it…
As an outdoor enthusiast I am always looking for new ways to enjoy recreation on the water. Wrestling my raft, frame, oars, etc. sometimes felt like too much hassle for a few hours of fun on the river. A friend came to visit with 2 SUP’s one day…we went out for a 4 hour paddle on the Colorado River and the rest is history. I was hooked!

The body of water you’ll most likely find me on…
My home base river is the Colorado since it’s right out my back door! The Green is also nearby so you may catch me there as well When I’m practicing and teaching SUP yoga you can find me at Colorado River State Park at Connected Lakes

Which boards I’m riding? Which one is my favorite? …
Currently I’m riding the Atcha and love it! It’s sporty in whitewater and great for SUP yoga. I’m excited to try the new Asana for SUP yoga this season.

My next dream paddling adventure is…
The Salmon River… I have heard wonderful stories and seen spectacular photos, now it’s time to experience that river in person!

What I do when I am not paddling?
As a Colorado native, outdoor recreation has always been an important part of my life. In fact nature fuels my soul. I’m fortunate to have a job that incorporates paddling by working with an adaptive recreation organization called Colorado Discover Ability. I believe the outdoors should be accessible to all people and that includes SUP! In the winter you’ll find me skiing. In the spring, summer and fall I’m on my bike, rafting or hiking with my family. I have two amazing kids that light up my life and keep me young. As my friend Harry says, “Every day is a good day, some are just better.”

Social Media:
Facebook: Julie Pomerantz Mauch
Instagram: Julie_Mauch

Leslie Ross
Hometown: Breckenridge, CO Why I love to SUP and how I discovered it… I have always loved the water. Ocean, rivers, hot springs. Living in Colorado since age 22 and Read More
Leslie Ross

Hometown: Breckenridge, CO

Why I love to SUP and how I discovered it…
I have always loved the water. Ocean, rivers, hot springs. Living in Colorado since age 22 and being a professional skier, my vacations and activities mostly focused on snow. When my profession was no longer season dependent, I was able to weave water back into my life. A self-proclaimed “boater on leave” since my early 30’s (kayaker gone scared), SUP gently welcomed me back to the water with a smile and lots of laughs. It was accessible, it got me out on the water after my long hiatus, and it was fun!!!
Rachel Brathen’s Sup Yoga Class on Lake Dillon (May 2013) was my first introduction to SUP and SUP YOGA…It was love at first sight. I was hooked and inspired to share this budding sport with EVERYONE!!! That same weekend, I met fellow Hala Ambassador Julie Circo, and we started scheming about bringing Sup Yoga to Summit. Hala has been the main board provider for our Sup Yoga Program through Meta Yoga Studios ever since.

The body of water you’ll most likely find me on…
Lake Dillon for dawn-patrol paddles and the Colorado State Bridge area for some river fun.

Which boards I’m riding? Which one is my favorite? …
I am currently on the Atcha 9’6 since I want a board stable enough for SUP YOGA, but playful enough for the rivers.

My next dream paddling adventure is…
For me it’s just getting time on the rivers locally in Colorado putting more time in exploring my backyard: Upper C, Glenwood area, Salida and Buena Vista

What I do when I am not paddling?
When I’m not paddling, I’m riding my mountain bike or working on our barn.

Social Media:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/leslie.ross.3720
Website: www.metayogastudios.com

Lindsay Lambert
Hometown: Issaquah, WA Why I love to SUP and how I discovered it: I was a prone paddler for 10+ years when I was an open water lifeguard. For my Read More
Lindsay Lambert

Hometown: Issaquah, WA

Why I love to SUP and how I discovered it:
I was a prone paddler for 10+ years when I was an open water lifeguard. For my 30th birthday (March 2014) I decided I wanted to take my yoga instructing to the next level. I signed up for a SUP Yoga Teacher Training with Bliss Paddle Yoga in Laguna Beach, CA. Before I attended the training I wanted to actually try SUP, so I went to the 2014 Outdoor Adventure Expo in Seattle and met Jeff Underwood from Kirkland (NW Paddle Surfer’s) and Corey Dolan from Tacoma (Dolan’s Board Sports). There was a demo pool set up to where I was able to paddle and try yoga on their boards for hours. Corey invited me back the next day to be his “SUP Yoga demo girl”. At the conclusion of the event, Jeff and Corey offered my a position teaching SUP yoga for their rental business in the 2014 Summer season. I was stoked to already have 2 places to teach SUP Yoga that summer.
I completed my training in CA and simply fell in love with SUP. Corey encouraged and motivated me to start racing and in April 2014 I did my first race and won! I was hooked and started paddling/ training everyday on a King’s board and with Kialoa paddle Corey provided to me.
Once the warm weather came, I started teaching outdoors in Kirkland and Tacoma, for Jeff & Corey May through September 2014, then moved to teaching SUP Yoga at indoor pools for the fall and winter. I was certified by Corey in PaddleFit level 1 & 2 October 2014, which really helped me to dial in my paddling technique for racing and become a better instructor.
The 2015 and 2016 season was even more successful. I taught SUP Yoga, PaddleFit lessons, and attended as many races as I could in WA, Idaho, Canada, and Oregon. I have been working hard on expanding my own business, Paddling Yogini. I now have a fleet of boards for my rentals, lessons, and retreats. I am stoked for summer 2017 season!

The body of water you’ll most likely find me on…
Lake Sammamish & Washington, Beaver & Pine Lake, Puget Sound, and the Snoqualmie river.

Which boards I’m riding? Which one is my favorite?
I love the New Asana! Perfect for my PaddleFlow practice! Looking forward to family fun on the Hala Daze this summer, too!

My next dream paddling adventure is:
Back to Hawaii for surf, SUP, sand, & sunshine. I was lucky enough to go to Oahu and Big Island for the first time last year and I’m looking forward to more trips to Hawaii in 2017!

What I do when I am not paddling?
I teach! I teach Vinyasa Flow Yoga; I have a passion for challenging my students and helping them to take their practice to the next level. I am a certified SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance™, a PaddleFit Core Coach through PaddleFit, a Gold PiYo™ (Pilates/yoga blend) Instructor through BeachBody™, and a TRX™ (suspension training) Instructor through Fitness Anywhere™. I have been a certified American Red Cross Lifeguard and Swim Instructor for over 16 years.

I mother! I have 2 little yogis of my own! I have a 13 year old daughter who is an artist, writer, yogini, & in Martial Arts. I have an 8 year old son, who loves yoga, swimming, SUP & Martial Arts. They are my life and my motivation to excel in life!

Social Media:
Facebook: Paddling Yogini
Instagram: Paddling Yogini
Twitter: no twitter
Website: www.paddlingyogini.com (COMING SOON)

Luz Raquel Hernández-Cruz
Hometown: Full nomad Why I love to SUP and how I discovered it…
I love SUP Yoga and SUP Acro because it forces me to clean my practice. There’s little room Read More
Luz Raquel Hernández-Cruz

Hometown: Full nomad

Why I love to SUP and how I discovered it…
I love SUP Yoga and SUP Acro because it forces me to clean my practice. There’s little room for error before I splash! I discovered the practice in Puerto Rico while racing a triathlon. The safety officers were on SUPs and they allowed me to play on one. My brother – my biggest fan – requested a forearm balanced on the board. I thought it was impossible. He didn’t. Thanks to him I balanced upside down on my first attempt. I was instantly hooked.

The body of water you’ll most likely find me on…
Most likely… on a pool while teaching a retreat!

Which boards I’m riding? Which one is my favorite? …
I have the Asana and the Atcha. The Atcha is my favorite. Is is super stable! Plus, I love having the option of throwing it down a river whenever possible.

My next dream paddling adventure is…
Planning on going down to Big Bend in the near future.

What I do when I am not paddling?
Slackline Yoga, AcroYoga, traveling, teaching, working on my computer for way too long or standing on my hands.

Social Media:

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/poweredbyyoga

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/poweredbyyoga

Website:
www.poweredbyyoga.com

Marisa Murphy
Hometown : Ridgway, CO Why I love to SUP and how I discovered it… After learning to SUP in the Hawaiian waters over 15 years ago, I quickly learned that Read More
Marisa Murphy

Hometown : Ridgway, CO

Why I love to SUP and how I discovered it… After learning to SUP in the Hawaiian waters over 15 years ago, I quickly learned that there’s nothing a good day of paddling won’t cure ! Stand Up Paddling is some of the best therapy out there for the body…for the soul…for the mind.

The body of water you’ll most likely find me on… As a SUP guide for all ages and abilities on I am on the Ridgway Resevior and often getting requests for yoga classes. I also love the challenge of SUPing white water and standing waves.

Which boards I’m riding? Which one is my favorite? … Anxiuosly waiting to try the stomp box design so that when I hit a rock on the river bottom I don’t go flying,
also eager to put the the new Asana Yoga specific board to the test. The Atcha is currently my favorite but wait for the 2017 line up and that may change !

My next dream paddling adventure is… Soon to go to Mallorca, Spain, then to Portugal, so I will find any water that can to Surf-Sup. Then dreaming of a trip to SUP the inland water ways of France. Such a great way to meet people when traveling as there is so much curiuosity.

What I do when I am not paddling? I love to eat, travel, mt. bike, hike, create art, fly fish, listen to Gerry Garcia, take workshops with friends, and raft when I am not on my board.

Social Media
Facebook: facebook.com/marisa.a.murphy.68
Instagram: instagram.com/supandyoga

Sam Salwei
Hometown Location Independant Why I love to SUP and how I discovered it… I am always looking for the next challenge. I found SUP through Acrobatics and Yoga. For over Read More
Sam Salwei

Hometown
Location Independant

Why I love to SUP and how I discovered it…
I am always looking for the next challenge. I found SUP through Acrobatics and Yoga. For over 10 years I have been discovering new ways to share my passions for Yoga, Acrobatics and Slacklining, the SUP is a natural progression to this! We are able to use the SUP for many forms of Play and Adventure. The Inflatable SUP has proved essential in our quest to set up some of the most epic Waterlines (slacklines over water) in the world, from remote islands off the coast of New Caledonia to waterfall pools in NZ.

The body of water you’ll most likely find me on…
I travel the world from remote tropical islands to the the frigid rivers and lakes in both hemispheres the Hala SUP allows us to explore all of this worlds wet places.

Which boards I’m riding? Which one is my favorite? …
I love the Asana and when we need a expedition worthy board the Atcha is where its at!

My next dream paddling adventure is…
We are on a quest to set as many waterlines as possible every line requires a paddle approch!

What I do when I am not paddling?
I spend 6 months of the year traveling in the #PeaceLoveCar teaching Slackro (Slackline inspired acrobatics) and slacklining across North America. The other 6 months are spent teaching and Playing in Asia, Europe and Oceania!

Social Media
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/yogaslackersam

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/yogaslackers

Twitter:

Website:
www.yogaslackers.com

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