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Join SWSUP and MAI Adventures for an unforgettable day filled with SUP adventures and yoga.


To be close to – or submerged in – water is to feel present in the moment and engaged with the world, a state of being called ‘the Blue Mind’.  Through the benefits of the 'Blue Mind', you will leave feeling more energised, calmer, less stressed and with improved overall performance.

'Water quiets all the noise, all the distractions, and connects you to your own thoughts' - Wallace J Nichols


Lopwell SUP and Yoga Retreat

South West SUP & MAI Adventures SUP and yoga retreats

Now in its 5th year, this SUP and yoga retreat is for those who wish to escape from your busy life and experience a full day reconnecting mind and body with nature at the beautiful Lopwell Dam on the edge of Dartmoor.

Sat 21 May 2022 – £120pp

Sun 22 May 2022 – £120pp

Sat 9 July 2022 – £120pp

Sun 10 July 2022 – £120pp

Sat 3 Sept 2022 – £120pp

Sun 4 Sept 2022 – £120pp

You will be hosted by the SWSUP and Mai Adventures team for a fully catered day of SUP coaching and guiding, various forms of yoga practice and general adventures at the secluded Lopwell Barn on the river Tavy.

Whatever your level, from complete beginner to regular paddler, we will bring on your SUP skills with a maximum ratio of 1 instructor to 5 paddlers. When the tide is high there is direct access to the river for perfect SUP conditions and journeys. All complimented by yoga sessions, meditation and nature walks when the tide is out.

Social distancing will be maintained across all activities and we will have exclusive use of the barn with COVID-safe practices in place. Overnight accommodation is not available for this reason but if you are travelling from further afield we can provide information on local options.


You will be welcomed with a continental breakfast and a chance to meet the other guests before starting your day with a hatha yoga session. This flowing, energising yoga practice will take place on the river bank as the tide rises before we take to the water to begin the adventure.


After some individualised SUP coaching from our experienced instructors, we will enjoy a stunning trip down the Tavy through the tranquil Maristow Estate. We will pack a light lunch to enjoy at a secluded picnic spot or stop at The Old Plough Inn in Bere Ferrers.


Once back at the barn there is time to relax before an early evening session of yoga and meditation on the grass followed by a delicious BBQ around the firepit.

Cost £120 inclusive of all equipment, instruction and food


  • Continental breakfast, lunch and evening BBQ

  • Individualised SUP coaching session

  • 2 Yoga sessions

  • A stunning SUP Journey on the river Tavy

  • SUP Yoga or a fun SUP skills session

  • Meditation and wildlife walks


All SUP equipment will be provided, including wetsuits and footwear if required.

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