About Water Yoga

Cape Cod Rehabilitation Center - mashpee, water yoga class with Danielle and Hannah

Cape Cod Rehabilitation Center – mashpee, water yoga class with Danielle and Hannah

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave,
find your eternity in each moment”
       Henry David Thoreau

What is Water Yoga?

Warrior with Hannah, Danielle and Diane

Warrior with Hannah, Danielle and Diane

Water Yoga Demo Video Click here

Water is a natural and serene environment for practicing yoga. Water is  also the ideal medium for conditioning and training. The hydrostatic (passive) and hydrodynamic (active) properties of water provide optimal conditions for safe and effective yoga practice.
We have designed a special program of yoga practice in the pool. Because of the exceptional properties of water, people of all fitness levels can safely enjoy water yoga. Water yoga offers a novel way to give body and mind a workout.

Graduates of my Kind Yoga Teacher Training and I teach water yoga classes. We have developed a yoga practice in the warm water swimming pool for anyone to enjoy. Our yoga classes are easy to learn and easy to follow.

A water yoga class is based on classic yoga poses and stretches, which are modified for standing in water that is waist- and chest-high. Classes are structured much like their land-yoga equivalents: breathing, warm-up exercises, a series of poses and a relaxation period. The difference? You’re in a pool

  • Standing postures such as Warrior 1 Warrior 2, Dancing Warrior, Lateral Angle, Chair, Triangle can be done in the shallower end of the pool.
  • Balancing postures such as Tree, Crane, and Eagle feel buoyant and effortless.
  • Posture flows such as a modified Sun Salutation and Moon Salutation strengthen and energize you.
  • Some poses such as cobra and modified downward dog take advantage of the side of the pool by holding it with one or both hands.
  • Floats are available for supporting your head in Savasana – deep relaxation ~ floating

Benefits of yoga practice in water

  • Water decreases the weight on bones, joints and muscles.
  • Water creates resistance and support when you are stretching.
  • Yoga enhances your concentration abilities, alertness, and relaxation to achieve peak performance.

  • People who have arthritis, multiple sclerosis, muscle and joint issues can perform water yoga with more ease than traditional yoga.
  • Yoga helps heart and circulatory conditions
  • Yoga practice in the water is beneficial for those with asthma and other respiratory problems
  • Yoga practice boosts the immune system
  • Water aids balance and is no-impact, making this type of yoga ideal for folks with physical limitations and those who are recovering from injuries


Balancing Dancer Pose

Balancing Dancer Pose


What to Bring:
A swimsuit and a towel

Do I need to know how to swim? You don’t need to know how to swim or breathe underwater to participate — all poses involve keeping your head above the surface. Comfort with floating in water and standing in water is necessary.

“Let the water settle; you will see the moon and stars mirrored in your being.” -rumi

“hark, now hear the sailors cry, smell the sea, and feel the sky
let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic…”          Van Morrison