By Gillian Gibree, Ocean Minded Brand Ambassador
Earlier this month, Ocean Minded Ambassador, Gillian Gibree traveled to Oahu, Hawaii for a one-of-a-kind festival that brings together the world’s leading yoga teachers, musical acts and DJs, top chefs and winemakers, and much more at the Wanderlust Festival. Read how Gillian’s personal wanderlust and business venture, Paddle Into Fitness, led her to the beautiful shores of Oahu as she recaps he experience and adventures at this unique event.
On February 28-March 3rd, I was on the North Shore of Oahu for the Wanderlust Oahu Festival to teach SUP Yoga with fellow Paddle Into Fitness instructor, Kathryn McCann. What a blast! I got to take classes from Rochelle Ballard, Shiva Rae, Baron Baptiste, and attended Gerry Lopez‘s speakeasy about the connection between surfing and yoga.
Shiva took us on a hike around the north shore to some banyon trees and we meditated next to these beautiful old giants. The outdoor yoga classes and the stage for Michael Franti‘s concert were right on the water next to Turtle Bay, a dream location!
After Kathryn and I performed our SUP Yoga bliss over at beautiful Kahala Bay, we joined up with Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii who partnered with Wanderlust to run a north shore beach cleanup. It was great to meet some many other Ocean Minded people! The weekend was full of amazing food, great music, and we made a bunch of new yogi friends. I can’t wait to return next year!
About SUP Yoga
Stand Up Paddle Boarding, or SUP, is a low impact sport that strengthens the core, tones every muscle, and gets you on the water enjoying nature. Yoga improves your flexibility and balance, while restoring all bodily systems by creating physical, mental, and spiritual harmony. The health benefits and simplicity of combining both stand up paddle boarding and yoga make them the perfect match! At Paddle Into Fitness, you will find a unique way to get into shape, have fun, and maintain a healthy lifestyle!
About Paddle Into Fitness
Paddle Into Fitness leads exciting SUP Yoga classes in San Diego and Orange County, California. In addition, Paddle Into Fitness offers a SUP Yoga instructor certification program and introduced Gillian’s signature SUP Yoga board. Paddle Into Fitness was nominated for Best Yoga by the San Diego Union Tribune, and provided SUP Yoga workshops at the San Diego Yoga Journal Conference and Wanderlust Festival.