Find Your Rhythm: On the Water

Sarah wearing The Sun Free Flow Tank

Just as barren deserts and overgrown fields attract our bohemian soul, so does the flowing and ever changing waters of the rivers, lakes and oceans. Water is smooth and it soothes; it melts our heart. Yogis are finding their way to the water's surface and exchanging their yoga mats for a paddle boards. We wanted to explore the power of Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga, so we asked Sarah Freeman (co-founder of Floating Yogis) about her life on the lagoon and how she finds her rhythm of life.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
"Things look a little different now with a four-month old baby girl! When I'm not nursing, snuggling or changing her cloth diaper, I'm definitely delving into a vegan bullet proof coffee that my husband makes for me every morning and taking a few moments to just let the morning soak in."
Where is your favorite place to go to connect with nature and why?
"Well this is a no brainer! Out on the healing waters of the Carlsbad Lagoon. This space is my studio space, my healing waters, and where I feel most at peace. I've experienced a lot of personal growth out on the lagoon. It is my sanctuary where I go when I need to recenter and reconnect."
What activity stirs your creativity most?
"Can we call sitting and journaling at a coffee shop an activity? The creative juices flow amidst the background bustle of personalities that wander in and out of Vinaka Coffee Shop or Lofty Coffee. (notice this is the second time I mention coffee)."
What makes you feel the most connected with people?
"Glad you asked! Authentic, heartfelt presence & genuine spoken words. I find it easy to connect to almost anyone in any stage of life when we show up transparent & genuine. Even just a sentence of warmth from a complete stranger truly brings that feeling of connectedness. No words spoken at all and just being in the presence with a genuine human brings about that feeling too! I truly crave those moments of connecting with others throughout my day!"
How do you stay healthy?
"A lot of SUP Yoga which means getting out on the water! It brings spiritual, physical and emotional health!  I also eat a primarily vegetarian diet, take lots of walks and nourish the health of my soul with the simplicity of nature and stillness."
What does success mean to you?
"Success to me means being able to crawl in bed at the end of the day and find contentment within regardless of the failures and triumphs I have encountered throughout the day."
What is the last thing you do before you go to bed?
"Reach my arm over to my baby girl and thank God for another day with her. Then I close my eyes as my husband whispers a prayer."
What is your must-have Stelari item?
"I am so in love with "The Moon" Free Flow Yoga Tank. It's perfect for our late night full moon paddles across the lagoon waters! The tanks are eco-friendly, soft, easy to move in, and fun to wear! If it gets a little wet it dries in minutes!
Flow through life - on water or land - with a grateful heart and presence of mind. Let the waters rock and soothe you to the rhythm of your own life.
More about Sarah of Floating Yogis. Sarah first experienced the physical, emotional, & spiritual calming effects of paddleboarding 6 years ago out on the Carlsbad Agua Hadienda Lagoon, which she also refers to as her backyard. She feels so blessed to have discovered a preserved space of beauty that should never be taken for granted.  Her quest for peace brought her to yoga, and ever since, she was hooked. Sarah currently teaches kids yoga and completed her 200 hour certification at Yoga Tropics. She is passionate about creating a sense of community out on the water! In her free time she loves creative expression through writing & has done ghost writing for other successful yogis in the community. 

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