Try a Unique Experience on One of Minnesota’s Most Popular Lakes
There are lots of cool things to see and do around Minnesota, especially in the summertime. I was perusing the Airbnb Excursion page and found a unique experience that I want to try.
Some of the experiences on Airbnb are walk tours of cities (there's one for Minneapolis and one for St. Paul), there are cooking classes, and nature/outdoor classes. They all range in price, too.
Unique Experience on Bde Maka Ska in Minnesota
There's one experience that I found that really intrigued me, a yoga class on a stand-up paddleboard on Bde Maka Ska (which, by the way, is pronounced 'BaDAY-Ma-KA-Ska').
Doesn't that sound fun? But also, I'm pretty sure it'd be deceptively difficult.
If you've never been on a standup paddleboard, it's harder than it looks. It required good balance, core strength, and confidence. Definitely some confidence. I get the feeling that doing yoga on one of those suckers would REALLY work your core and balance.
The class is hosted by a woman named Jennifer. She's a "certified yoga instructor and owner of The Yoga Center Retreat" according to her Airbnb.
My favorite part of her description of the practice, and probably a lot of people's favorite, is at the end when you do the savasana pose. Jennifer says, "Savasana (a yogi nap) will follow the [practice], where you'll lie down on your board and find inner stillness while gently swaying on top of the water." That sounds so relaxing!
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If you're interested in her class, tickets are $45 per person and that includes the board you'll use for the class. No, you're not allowed to bring your own board.