Downward dog on a paddleboard

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That's right, yoga on a stand-up paddleboard-and no, the board is not planted firmly on the beach! Join the instructor and yoga director for Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa, at Vela Windsurf Center and hit the sea for a 10-minute paddle to the site of her paddleboard yoga class.

In waist-deep water, your board-tethered to a line so it can't drift away-becomes a floating yoga platform. Students begin in seated positions, progressing to kneeling and then to standing poses-tricky, as one must focus much more on balance than in land-based yoga. It's a complete practice from sun salutations to Savasana, the final resting pose. Small waves make it more challenging, as does the proximity of other paddleboard yogis. Everyone falls off the first time, generating lots of laughs.

It's a low-impact workout that really challenges core muscles. And being on the water is peaceful and serene, adding to yoga's meditative value.

Previous yoga experience is not needed. Classes are scheduled for Fridays and Saturdays, but more are offered on demand. Book through your hotel concierge.