Kayak plus Yoga = Kayoga

by Madelyn Miller, the TravelLady 

KaYoga involves taking a kayak to an isolated barrier island and doing yoga on the beautiful beaches there, acheiving a sense of privacy and peace rarely found in other fitness class.  KaYoga'ers kayak the clear, calm waters of Tampa Bay to a pristine island where generally the group will be the only ones at that site.  On the way to the island they occasionally encounter a dolphin, sting rays, birds and other wildlife.

The KaYoga trip takes about 3 hours total - which is about a half-hour to 45 minute kayak trip, a 1 hour yoga class, and possibly time left over to explore the island for awhile.  Cost is $50 per person.  Individuals are welcome to join in a group, or a group of 5 or more (up to 10) may book their own tour.  Tim Ganley's Fitness offers regularly scheduled tours which may be checked at www.kayoga.net.

Partcipants are asked to bring beach towels for the yoga, water, a hat and suncreen.  All kayak gear is provided, participants supply their enthusiasm and paddle power.  For questions anyone can call 727-895-9593 for more details.    

Tim has been an avid kayaker since 1979 and has guided numerous kayaking tours around Florida. In 1998 Tim started offering "fitness vacations" combining his love for kayaking with his love for yoga and fitness training and created two new Kayak fitness regimes:  KaYoga and Kayakercise. Kayakercise – where you use the kayak to do upper body workout while kayaking to an island where you do "boot camp" fitness training. The cost is $50 per person and the information for KaYoga applies here also.

Madelyn Miller is a travel and food writer who loves yoga. She hopes to try this class the next time she gets to Tampa. Read her stories on www.travellady.com, www.yogayaya.com, www.carladynews.com, www.chocolateatlas.com, www.cocktailatlas.com, www.teaAtlas.com, www.coffeeatlas.com