Yoga is a great way to exercise, stretch and meditate, and stand up paddle board yoga adds another dimension to your paddle board experience!
What Makes a Good Yoga Stand Up Paddle Board
Practicing yoga on top of a stand up paddle board, on top of the water, is unsurprisingly all about balance! If you are trying to hold a tree pose, and your board is not stable, you are going to get wet!
The Spacious Deck
So going hand in hand with stability of your yoga stand up paddle board in terms of importance, is the width of the board, because if you don’t have enough space to move comfortably, you’re not going to flow!
The Thickness and Grip
The point of practicing yoga on a stand up paddle board is not to get wet until your session is over! Having a board higher off of the water and a good grip pad, will keep you where you need to be, pose after pose.
The Type of Hull
Where displacement hulls work better for touring stand up paddle boards, a planing hull (a hull that glides over the water rather than displacing it) works better for yoga stand up paddle boards in both calm and choppier waters.
Medium stand up paddle boards (between 9 and 12 feet long) will give you the most stability out on the water!
Reviews of the Best Yoga Stand Up Paddle Boards
Ten Toes 10’ Weekender Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board
The Ten Toes 10’ Weekender Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board for Yoga is a rugged board, thanks to the military grade PVC it’s constructed out of. This board is also made using drop stitch technology, and it has rightly been described as indestructible.
The length (10 feet), the height (6 inches), and the width (30 inches) of this yoga stand up paddle board means perfect stability, and perfect comfortability on the water for even the most un experienced paddlers. The strong materials and dimensions of this stand up paddle board make it a really choice for anyone who is new to yoga out on the waves. The deck of this board is covered with an EVA textured foam pad, that’s soft and comfortable, but tough enough to withstand your dogs claws, should you choose to take your buddy out on the water for some Zen!
The Ten Toes 10’ Weekender Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board for Yoga is so popular because it’s basically an inflatable board that feels like a rigid board when it is full inflated. This is really the best of both worlds as it performs like a rigid board, but can be stored and transported like an inflatable. Best of both worlds!
So apart from this awesome board, you will also get a patch up kit, a manual pump, a super lightweight and adjustable aluminum paddle, and 3 fins.
Overall, the Ten Toes 10’ Weekender Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board for Yoga is a totally affordable board that more than does the job, and looks way more expensive than it is! It’s available in six trendy colours, so even if you aren’t nailing the poses, you’ll still look really cool! And to seal the deal, a two year warranty comes with every perfect Ten Toes board.
Peak Inflatable 10’6 Stand Up Paddle Board
The Peak Inflatable 10’6 Stand Up Paddle Board is another inflatable board that keeps you 6 inches above the water, on a sturdy and reliable surface.
This board can hold up to 300 pounds (or just over 136 kilograms), perfect for those of you that are trying to introduce your little ones to water yoga! Whilst being able to support so much weight, this board only weighs 23 pounds (or just over 10 kilograms) when it’s fully inflated.
When you buy this board you will also be getting a high pressure pump, a coil leash, a 3 piece adjustable aluminum paddle (easy to store and floats if you drop it into the water), a seriously easily removable fin, and a durable backpack to store it all in when you’re land bound.
This board has a 6 point bungee system on it’s deck, which you can secure your paddle and any other gear you may have to so that you can fully concentrate on your flow. The deck of this board is partially covered with a comfort diamond groove traction pad, that gives you enough non slip grip to the board while you’re practicing, but is also soft.
Overall, the Peak Inflatable 10’6 Stand Up Paddle Board for Yoga is a relatively inexpensive board, that’s going to support you and keep you dry. The 30 day risk free return policy and 1 year manufacturer’s warranty are just the two cherries on top.
Isle 10’4 Airtech Inflatable Yoga Stand Up Paddle Board
The Isle 10’4 Airtech Inflatable Yoga Stand Up Paddle Board is a lightweight (and by lightweight we mean literally 18.1 pounds, which is just over 8 kilograms!), easily portable board that is built for nothing else than yoga on the water.
The beauty of this yoga board is in its simplicity. It stands 6 inches off of the water, just like any good stand up paddle board for yoga does, and the deck of the board is 31 inches wide, which gives you ample space to get into any pose imaginable.
Do not however, underestimate the robustness of this board. The Isle 10’4 Airtech Inflatable Yoga Stand Up Paddle Board is constructed out of military grade PVC which protects the board from the inevitable wear and tear that comes with years (yes, years) of inflating and deflating your yoga stand up paddle board.
This board comes with exactly what you need to get going and stay going, nothing more and nothing less. Included in your purchase is a patch and repair kit, a high pressure hand pump, a 3 piece aluminum paddle and a sturdy backpack to store your board in when it is deflated.
Overall, the Isle 10’4 Airtech Inflatable Yoga Stand Up Paddle Board is a low cost board that is exactly what you need it to be, and it comes with a 30 day risk free return policy, as well as a 1 year material warranty. We highly recommend this board for anyone who is just getting into stand up paddle board yoga, or who do not need to use their boards for anything other than stand up paddle board yoga.
Serene Life Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board for Yoga
The Serene Life Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board is 10 feet long, and 30 inches wide. While this isn’t the widest deck you’ll find on a yoga stand up paddle board, the non slip soft top foam covers a lot of the deck space. This non-slip top will keep you comfortable and poised, even during the most difficult and technical yoga poses. And if you should get knocked by a wave and happen to lose you footing, take comfort in the fact that you’ll be landing on a really soft surface!
This is a great yoga stand up paddle board for beginners and teens, as it is easily maneuverable thanks to the triple bottom fin system. This will give you the speed and direction you need to get out exactly into the part of the water perfect for your yoga session. The tie down bungee system on the front of this yoga stand up paddle board is the perfect place to securely store your paddle, or any other gear you may have, while you’re flowing.
Another basic, but well performing yoga stand up paddle board package, the Serene Life Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board for Yoga comes with a safety coil leash, a manual pump, a paddle and a storage bag, which you can use to carry your board straight up to the water you intend to get on to. This board also has easy carry handles attached to it, and it weighs (an almost unbelievable) only 19.6 pounds (or just under 9 kilograms), so it’s a total breeze to carry, which is another reason that we recommend this board for beginners or for teens.
Overall, the Serene Life Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board for Yoga is one of the cheapest (by far the cheapest on our list) and one of the most highly rated yoga stand up paddle boards you are ever going to find, consistently accumulating almost only five star reviews across the internet. There is no warranty, but the PVC material is robust enough to not have to be too careful with. The final verdict from us, is that this board is a total steal!