Natalie “Nato” Tailford wants you to fall into the water.
But as instructor and owner of Float On Yoga, she’s less yoga-studio snooty and more about having freewheeling fun while doing yoga atop a paddleboard.
In fact, Nato started Float On when she became tired of her studio-bound practice (yes, even yogis get an itch they can’t scratch) and was determined to do something with the plethora of paddleboards she’d gotten her hands on.
Six weekly classes are available at Lake Grapevine and Lake Lewisville, and Nato says the beginner-friendly sessions are open to anyone, with one caveat: You must know how to swim.
At a typical two-hour class, you’ll paddle on a surprisingly seaworthy wide board (a life preserver is attached by rope, just in case) to a cute cove where the water is calm. After you drop your five-pound anchor into the four-foot-deep water, the bulk of the class officially begins.
With a rotation of five instructors, the classes ($40 each) vary from traditional ashtanga to the more challenging yin.
All of which gives new meaning to the term boat pose.