Melanie Clow

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Paddle Into Fitness Affiliate Melanie Clow

Location: Channel Islands Harbor and Ventura Harbor, California

Certifications: RYT 200, WPA level 1, Gentle Wave, Nautical Flow, SUP Fitness

Available for: Classes

My love for water sports started about 10 years ago when I taught kayaking and surfing at a summer camp. When I moved to Ventura a few years ago I decided to join an outrigger team but found that I wasn’t as in to the racing scene as I was in to the exploration and fitness part of it, and from there I naturally fell into paddle boarding. It is great exercise and I get to explore new places that can’t always be accessed by land.

I found yoga a few years ago, I had made a huge life change and was needing something in my life to help alleviate the stress. I knew exercise helped with stress and had heard good things about yoga and decided to give it a try. I started to feel the benefits immediately. I felt more confident and less stressed, I even found that I was handling stressful situations in my everyday life better. Needless to say I was hooked!

I think yoga means something different for everyone. For me it is something I can do that makes me feel good about myself, because I feel challenged in body and mind and I can see results. To be able to bring my practice onto the water and combine two activities I love is an absolute blessing that I am excited to share!

Melanie teaches Beginner Paddle Lessons & SUP Fitness Lessons, and is certified to teach the following Paddle Into Fitness courses:

This lesson will teach you the basics of stand up paddle boarding. It covers ocean safety, proper stance and form, and paddle techniques. The price includes a board, paddle, and a leash. No matter what your experience or level of fitness, you will be paddling your very first session!
Advanced SUP © Building off the beginner sup lesson, this session will work on your stroke technique to get you paddling like a pro! We will break down your stroke mechanics and use drills to get you paddling faster and more efficiently. Each class will include SUP interval training and practice on race starts, turns, and finishes.Gentle Wave © Move at a gentle pace as you balance the mind & body through meditation, breathing techniques, and asanas (physical postures) in this Hatha style class. Postures are often held longer to slowly release tension, free the joints, cleanse the body, and enable the mind to quiet. The class culminates to blissful relaxation on your board, leaving you feeling happy and free!
Nautical Flow © Develop better balance, coordination, and body strength by linking Ujjayi breathing to asanas (physical postures) through a series of sun salutations in this energizing Vinyasa class. The connection with movement and breath will ease the mind and allow you to experience a sense of peace and tranquility. The class culminates to blissful relaxation on your board, leaving you feeling happy and free!

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