Stand up ability with calm and tranquility

Yoga and Paddleboard

3.5 hours £65pp

(For groups of 4  people,  minimum age 16 years)

Spend time reconnecting with nature and invigorate your mind, body and soul with an exclusive yoga and paddleboard experience. Yoga is led by Emma Forde Yoga.


Find strength, flexibility and balance through mindful posture work on the mat before setting off on your paddleboard journey. Use your newfound yoga knowledge to perfect your technique and try your skills on the water.


Depending on weather and tides a meditation on or off the water will allow you time to reflect on the wonderful memories made. Finish your experience with a nourishing drink and snack. All equipment and refreshments provided.
Depending on weather and tides, locations can differ but will always be around the Tamar Valley.

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Lopwell Dam SUP and Yoga Retreat


Back by popular demand we are laying on two weekend SUP retreats at the beautiful location at Lopwell Dam. Places are limited so get in quick.

Spend the weekend off the beaten track/water! You will be hosted by the South West SUP team and Mel from Mai Adventures for 2 days and 2 nights of SUP coaching/guiding, yoga and general adventures at the secluded Lopwell Barn.

Whatever your level, from complete beginner to regular paddler, we will bring on your skills with a maximum ratio of 1 instructor to 5 paddlers. When the tide is high there is direct access to the river Tavy for perfect SUP conditions and journeys. There is time for yoga, hikes, meditation and a trip to the local pub for when the tide is out.

Cost £250pp all inclusive (equipment, instruction, food (except pub) accommodation and transport!)



Fri 11th - Sun 13th September

All SUP equipment will be provided, including wetsuits if required. All food is provided. (BYO alcohol beverage)


You should bring with you:

  • SUP suitable clothing (board shorts and t-shirts) x 3

  • Waterproof top such as a light rain jacket

  • Sleeping bag

  • Towel

  • Long legged trousers for hiking

  • Outdoor trainers/shoes/boots/water shoes

  • Warm fleece/jacket and socks for evenings by the fire

  • Toiletries

What to expect:


Arrive and settle in to Lopwell Barn bunkhouse. We will have exclusive use of all facilities at the bunkhouse and your stay will be fully catered. (Pub lunch optional extra) After a sunset SUP, spend the evening around the fire pit getting to know the crew.

After a hearty breakfast enjoy early morning meditation as the tide rises before taking to the river to begin the adventure. Starting with a SUP coaching session, and using your developed skills and safety knowledge, enjoy the stunning trip up the Tavy on an interesting and fun journey. Depending on conditions we can stop at The Plough in Bere Ferres for an inviting refreshment. Once back at the Barn there is time to relax before an evening session of yoga on the grass before a delicious BBQ around the fire pit.

A pilates session starts the day to refresh and invigorate again on the lawn overlooking the river. After breakfast we will head out onto the water for a secluded and unique SUP journey. There is time to practice some Sun Salutations on the boards or some fun and games. We will return to the barn around lunchtime leaving those who have travelled from further afield time to pack up and others an opportunity to relax and reflect on a wonderful weekend.