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Take your yoga practice outside on the water surrounded by the natural beauty of Newport Beach’s Back Bay swimming lagoon located inside the Newport Waterfront Dunes. Float atop a stable paddle board as we guide you through a basic flow of yoga postures linked with breath. Each class is specially designed for the level of the students participating. All levels welcome.


  • “This class is amazing! Kelly (the instructor) made our first experience with paddle yoga fun, easy and relaxing! She was very patient with all of us and we are looking forward to participate in more paddle yoga sessions soon!”
  • “I have taken two classes so far. I had never done stand-up paddle before. The instructor is great, experienced, informative and patient. She explains everything very clearly. It was easier than it looked for me. The back bay is a great place to learn. If you have been on the fence, I highly recommend you try it here. The yoga is basic, nothing crazy. No matter your level of yoga experience, you can do it. You can make it as challenging as you want. Everyone at their own pace.”
  • “I was very nervous about trying sup yoga, as I have only done it once on dry land. Not knowing the poses, Kelly made everything clear and was very patient. It became a non intimidating experience and I became relaxed. The group was a lot of fun and had some laughs. I highly recommend it!”

About Kelly

Kelly Huck is an internationally known SUP Yoga instructor based in Southern California, USA. She founded SoCal Paddle Yoga, a floating yoga studio, close to home on Lake Mission Viejo in Orange County, California. Kelly has a degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California. She balances her full-time career as a Financial Consultant for Fortune 1000 companies with SoCal Paddle Yoga.

Kelly is a pioneer of SUP Yoga. Not only was she one of the first certified instructors when the sport was in its infancy in America, but Kelly also contributed to its evolution in Southeast Asia in the years that followed. Kelly is passionate about increasing the presence and popularity of SUP Yoga around the world in adults and especially in younger generations.

In the summer months, Kelly operates SoCal Paddle Yoga and teaches SUP Yoga classes on the lake. During the off-season, Kelly teaches private yoga classes on land and water in Southern California and also teaches in many countries in Southeast Asia including Indonesia, Myanmar and Thailand.

Kelly’s teaching certifications include: Yoga, Kid’s Yoga, SUP and SUP Yoga. She is also a certified Lifeguard as well as a Starboard SUP Team Rider & Global Yoga Ambassador. Kelly certifications also include First Aid, CPR and AED for infants and adults.

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