Weekend Picks: YogiBoardHHI debuts March 22 to set world SUP Yoga record on Hilton Head Island

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YogiBoardHHI – March 22, 2014 – Hilton Head Island, SC

The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, Outside Hilton Head, and BIC Stand Up Paddleboards are partnering together to set the world’s record for the largest in-water yoga class on a stand up paddleboard.

An internationally recognized, world-record keeping company will be verifying the event.

“SUP Yoga is the poised, direct descendant from the beginner-friendly sport of stand-up paddle boarding,” said Amber Shadwick, SUP Yoga Instructor with Outside Hilton Head and a BIC SUP Ambassador. “It captivates focus, balance, connection, freedom, and a feeling of a rejuvenating inner youth on the water. It’s the perfect sport and exercise combination for all levels of enthusiasts. SUP Yoga revitalizes by assisting with improvements in core strength, balance, mindful movement and functionality.”

According to Gail Wargo, Director of Sales and Marketing for The Westin, “YogiBoardHHI will be such a fun event with opportunities for all levels of enthusiasts to participate. We want to invite the community and Island visitors to come out and try standup paddleboarding and SUP yoga and help the Island set a world record. Even if someone has never tried it before, there will be plenty of experienced instructors on-hand to demonstrate how to do SUP and yoga on the board and you can wear a life jacket if desired.”

“The timing of the class has been scheduled where the tide at Shelter Cove Marina will be perfect, and the water there is very shallow and should be very calm, facilitating easy to learn SUP for beginners. The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa partnered with Outside Hilton Head on-site last year with rental equipment, beach yoga classes and guided, kayaking and boating tours,” Wargo said.

YogiBoardHHI Event Details:

Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014

Location: The Outside Hilton Head Outpost at Shelter Cove Marina

Schedule of events:

10-11:30 a.m. Intro to SUP

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Check-in and Late On-Site Registration (limited board rental availability)

2:00 p.m. Participant Meeting

2:15-3:15 p.m. “YogiBoardHHI” World record-setting SUP yoga class. Celebration on wharf to follow class, with great raffle prizes available!

Costs:                        

Intro to SUP session Special rate for YogiBoardHHI participants: $15

Board rental for YogiBoardHHI class: $15

YogiBoardHHI class admission fee: $5

Proceeds from the event will benefit The Outside Foundation, a 501-c (3) non-profit organization benefiting outside programs, with the mission dedicated to getting kids outside and protecting our local environment.

For registration and information visit www.outsidehiltonhead.com and follow the registration link to YogiBoardHHI.

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The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa will have several great weekend packages available for participants and guests including:

$125 per night plus resort fee and taxes and no minimum length of stay.

10% off services at The Heavenly Spa

Free shuttle to and from the Outside Outpost at Shelter Cove Marina from The Westin

Free one-hour yoga session on Sunday Mar 23, 2014 at 9 a.m., beachside at The Westin

Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa

–Mention YogiBoardHHI promotional code when making a reservation, call (843) 681-4000 or visit their website. Located within Port Royal Plantation, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa is an AAA Four Diamond Award-winning resort overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with 416 guest rooms and suites.

SUP offers a fun, relaxing way to play on the water with a minimum of gear and no waves required. It delivers a full-body workout and has become a popular cross-training activity. It also provides unique views of everything from sea creatures to what’s on the horizon. SUP Yoga is inclusive of individuals of all ages and abilities in a practice that not only embodies mind, body and spirit — but also the surrounding environment and its full existence.

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