We're Open!

We are thrilled to announce the addition of SUP Yoga classes to our menu! We are taking extra precautions to support your safety and the safety of our guides and look forward to seeing you on the water soon! Please see the tab below titled “Covid Considerations” for more details.

Note that, if you feel more comfortable with an exclusive experience, private classes are available daily pending guide availability.

COST: Starting at $32/person
TIME: 1.5hrs
LOCATION: French Broad River, Asheville NC
GROUP SIZE: 1-16

Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga in Asheville

SUP yoga is such a fun way to take your yoga practice out of the studio and into this wild world! Discover balance, strengthen your core, and challenge yourself in your practice (even if you’re a beginner!). Join us for a SUP Yoga class on one of the oldest rivers in the world, the French Broad River here in Asheville.

Soak up time outdoors connecting to yourself, your group, and nature. All levels welcome and basic safety and instruction is provided.

Did you know we also offer yoga hikes in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains? It’s a great addition to your SUP yoga practice! Always feel free to get in touch if we can help you plan your wellness activities in Asheville.

Is paddle board yoga difficult?

Stand Up Paddleboards are really quite stable, safe, and a lot of FUN! We’ll provide some basic instruction at the beginning of each class including the perfect set up, mounting, effective paddling form, balance, and all the good stuff in between. You’ll be a SUP yoga pro in no time!

Enjoy the sensation of floating and feel the weight of daily life drift away. Sink into the gentle sounds of water lapping against your board as you breathe with the ripples. It’s empowering, invigorating, centering…and fun!

We’ll see you on the water!

Public vs Private SUP Yoga Classes:

Private SUP Yoga Classes are available daily from May – October for groups of 1-16. Cost is:

  • $180 total for parties of 1-3
  • $45/person for parties of 4+

On a budget or prefer to SUP with others? CALL 828-407-0711 to join a regularly scheduled public class for only $32/person, board rental included. Contact Us for more details and current availability.

What if I'm new to yoga?

We are all eternal beginners. You’re in good company. The yoga session is appropriate for all levels. All of our instructors are accustomed to teaching to varied levels of experience and will be happy to offer modifications and prompts throughout the class.

I'm a SUP newbie and I want to try it! What can I expect?

Stand Up Paddle boards are really quite stable, safe and a lot of FUN! We’ll provide some basic instruction at the beginning of each class to ensure that you’re set up for a great experience. We also strive to maintain a ratio of not more than 8 students per instructor so we can offer a lot of support along the way.

What should I wear?

Light, moisture-wicking clothing is best. Bathing suits are fine but not required. The main message is that you want to wear clothes that you feel comfortable moving in. Typically whatever you would wear to the gym, on a run, to a yoga class, etc is perfect. Keep in mind that you may take a dip so quick dry clothing is preferable.
Definitely bring an extra set of dry clothes for when you get off the water! You’d be surprised at how chilly you can get even on the hottest summer day once you get wet and find yourself in the shade with a gentle breeze. Layers are your key to comfort!
As for your feet, flip flops or slip on shoes are great. Most people will go barefoot when they’re on the paddleboard, because balance is easier when you can feel your feet on the board. However for getting on and off the board, you need something to protect your feet. Simple beach style flip flops or slip on shoes like lightweight trainers are perfect.

What should I bring to a SUP Yoga class?

Please bring a towel, a change of clothes, water shoes and water bottle. Most of all, an open mind and your own spirit of adventure! *You may bring your own board, paddle and PFD if you have these items. Otherwise, rentals are INCLUDED in your price.

What about equipment?

Board, paddle and PFD rentals are INCLUDED in your price.

What about the weather?

For your safety, we do not conduct this activity if water levels are too high or there is thunder and/or lightening in the area.
If water levels are too high but the weather permits outdoor practice, we will happily conduct a private outdoor class for you beside the river.
If weather prevents any kind of outdoor practice, we will offer you an alternative (ie: yoga at your rental) or allow cancellation with no fees.

What is your max/min group size?

Private classes are available daily for groups of 1 – 16 pending instructor availability. For groups smaller than 6, there is a flat fee of $240 to hold a private class. Public classes are also available for a reduced rate if you don’t mind joining in with other folks and the timing works for you (see FAQ “I’m traveling solo or with a small group…do you have a public option?” for more information).

I'm traveling solo or with a small group...do you have a public option?

Yes! Public classes are typically held:

  • Wednesday: 5:45 – 7:15
  • Thursday: 5:45 – 7:15
  • Friday: 5:45 – 7:15
  • Saturday: 9 – 10:30 and 11 – 12:30
  • Sunday: 11 – 12:30
We’re happy to add you to any classes with availability for a reduced rate of $32/person (includes equipment rental)

Should I tip my guide?

Tips are never obligatory but are always appreciated. If you feel you had a wonderful experience, the average amount shared is $5/person or $20/group.

An alternate way to show your appreciation is to share a review of your experience online and give your hardworking guide a shout-out. Your kind words mean more than you know! You can find us on TripAdvisorGoogleFacebook, and Yelp

What is the cancellation policy?

COVID UPDATE: until further notice, full group cancellations more than 48 hrs prior to your scheduled experience are refundable minus a $5/person admin fee or you may choose a store credit for 100% of your purchase price. If individual members of your party need to cancel due to Covid, we will refund that group member in full provided minimums thresholds for group size are met. These minimums ensure all experience providers, guides, instructors, etc are paid a living wage for their work. Thank you for your understanding as we strive to be as flexible as possible.

Traditional Policy: Cancellations more than 72 hrs in advance of your scheduled class are refundable minus a $10/person administrative fees. Cancellations from 72-0 hrs prior to class are non-refundable. If Asheville Wellness Tours cancels for any reason, we will either reschedule you or refund your purchase in full.

Can I bring my kids?

All SUP Yoga classes are for adults age 18+. If you’d like to bring your family, please contact us to inquire. We’ll see what we can do!

Have more questions?

Please call 828-407-0711 or  contact us. We’re available 7 days a week from 9am – 7pm EST and would love to chat with you!

Your safety and the safety of our guides and community is of the utmost importance. To that end, we’ve taken a close look at our policies and procedures and have updated protocols for each tour, service, and experience we offer.

The following points are specific to SUP Yoga:

Private Classes:

Concerned about joining a public class? No worries! Private SUP Yoga Classes for your group are available daily pending guide availability.

Meet at the river:

No need to worry about being in enclosed transportation with folks outside of your group. All parties arrive separately and meet at the riverside put-in.

Social Distancing:

Social distancing is a breeze in outdoor spaces. Our guides are a friendly bunch but will refrain from hugging, hand shaking, or getting close unless necessary (injury, first aid, etc). If you encounter other folks at the put-in, the guide will help direct your group to wait a bit or proceed. Thanks for your patience as we all navigate these situations. You’ll find plenty of room to spread out while on the water. Enjoy the spaciousness!

Equipment:

All equipment (board, paddle, PFD) is thoroughly sanitized before and after each use. If you have your own equipment and feel more comfortable using it, please feel free to bring it along!

Your Role:

We’re committed to doing our part to care for our employees, community, and guests and we cannot do it alone. As part of our shared responsibility, we expect you to: communicate clearly with us regarding any health concerns you may have; if you feel ill, have Covid related symptoms, or have recently cared for someone with Covid-19, please stay home and alert us 24hrs or more in advance when possible (we will issue you a refund in full); be patient with, understanding, and supportive of new procedures in place. These policies are meant to keep all involved as safe as possible and to support our business in remaining open!

To learn about our more general, overarching policies, please visit this post. To learn about what Asheville is doing as a community, read the Asheville Cares Stay Safe Pledge, a pledge we are proud to participate in.

Pairs well with

SUP Yoga is new in 2020. Read what other folks have to say about taking their practice out of the studio and into our wild world with us:

  • This was such a wonderful experience. I planned my sister’s bachelorette for a party of 9 in downtown Asheville. I am so happy I found Asheville Wellness Tours because it ended up being the highlight of the trip. We had a wonderful hike where we learned interesting facts about the beauty that is Asheville. When we reached the peak, we couldn’t believe the view we had of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We did yoga on the peak with the view before us and it was perfect for our party which was made up of different yoga experience levels. Everyone couldn’t speak enough about how much they loved the hike and yoga! Sue Ann and Nicole took so many photos of us which made the experience even better since we could be present in the hike and focus on our time together. We are so appreciative of their thoughtfulness and kindness and I cannot speak more highly off this experience!!

  • We arranged a private hike and yoga. Definitely worth the money. This was one of the brides favorite activities for her bachelorette weekend. The hike was easy-moderate and we saw/met a lot of nice people on our hike. The yoga portion was very peaceful. It forces you to slow down and really see the life around you. Our instructor even took pics of us along the way to preserve our memories.

  • This was such a great experience and would recommend to anyone! We had a group of 6 on a bachelorette outing with individuals varying on experience in hiking and yoga. The hike was perfect for everyone and the views were spectacular. Once we got to the top we had a fantastic time doing yoga with beautiful views all around. Sue Ann was a great guide and teacher and even took some pictures of us at the end. Make sure to make this a part of your itinerary while in Asheville!

  • My hubby and I have been to Bearwallow many times but never at that time of day... it was nice to take our time and hike mindfully in the evening air. Sue Ann was so patient and sweet, acknowledging everyone and even offering treats. The yoga class was fun and easy to follow. I couldn’t open my eyes wide enough to take in that gorgeous sunset! The curious cows were adorable too. You are going to love this experience!

  • A terrific all levels experience with breathtaking 360 degree views! Sue Ann was really knowledgeable about the area, the vegetation and created a delightful all levels yoga flow. Will 100% be recommending Asheville Wellness Tours to everyone! The cows were such a great bonus to the flow too.

  • We had such a wonderful experience with Asheville Wellness Tours's Yoga on the Mountain! It was a perfect morning, Sue Ann led us on a great hike with lots of great facts about the vegetation and wildlife! We were even greeted by some cows during our yoga practice making it even more of a memorable experience! thank you so much!

  • Our hike and yoga experience was nothing short of amazing! Sue Ann and Nicole were incredible hosts. They took great pictures, led a wonderful, all-level yoga session with breath-taking views of the mountains, and provided us with many treasured memories for a lifetime! I highly recommend booking an experience with them!