The Most Relaxing Adventure: Boat Yoga

Why not take your relaxation to the next level with a little boat yoga? Boats can take you to the perfect environment to truly reach somewhere quiet and relaxing so we are going to give you some tips on how to do boat yoga as well as some good poses that you can do while aboard.

Embrace the Rock

Yoga is all about inner peace and stillness, but even if you are on a very large vessel in very calm waters, you are still likely to experience some rocking. Instead of thinking if as an annoyance, work into to part of your routine. It is a great way for you to improve your balance, coordination and core strength.

Space is Not an Issue

In general, with yoga, the more space you have the better. But if you have chartered a rather small vessel, you might be worried that you do not have the space to do all the right moves. This is where you need to get a little creative.

For boat yoga, you need to think about all the different places you could set up your mat whether it is in the main cabin, along the back of the boat or even in the front! It doesn’t matter. As long as you have space to roll out your mat, then you have space to do boat yoga!


If you are already a yoga wizard then none of this should surprise you. There are all kinds of accessories that you can use or choose not to use. The most important thing is to make sure you are doing your poses safely is to have dry, slip-resistant surface.

Then throw your yoga mat on top of here. For boat yoga, it is also a good idea to have few towels to keep everything dry and you can use them for padding too!

Let’s Talk about Poses

Here is a list of different poses that we recommend depending on the water conditions:

Calm: With a little practice, you should be able to do any yoga pose that you would do in a normal class.

  • Tree Pose
  • Warrior
  • Triangle
  • Sun Salutation

Moderate: It can get a little difficult, but not too hard. Any intermediate or above level individual should be able to handle these conditions just fine.

  • Chair
  • Boat (haha)
  • Plank
  • Seated Twist

Rough Seas: This may not be the best time to do yoga, but if you insist:

  • Child’s pose
  • Corpse
  • Seated forward bend
  • Most sedentary poses that keep you on your mat

The Most Relaxing Day with Boat Yoga

There are so many ways to enjoy chartering a boat. So try something new and do a little boat yoga. It’s great exercise and you’ll end the day feeling fantastic!

After your yoga session, you have definitely earned a little treat. Check out these tips for how to have an ice cream social on your boat!


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