August 2017 Newsletter Issue 1

Howdy from Water Dog,

We have had a successful launch of our Floating Fitness “Studio” in June and July and we are looking forward to August and the arrival of our Floating Houseboat Studio, the first of its kind in the world! Thank you so much for visiting us on the water and for your support in our new floating business venture! Here is some information and updates for Water Dog:

August Schedule

Our August schedule is attached and you can also view it on the “Calendar” section of our website for changes and updates throughout the month. We are excited to be offering more SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) classes this month! We will continue to have Tuesday evening SUP Yoga classes and Friday morning sunrise SUPilates classes. We are also adding two evening SUPilates classes in August (every other Thursday) along with a Saturday PaddleFit class. Our “Intro” style workshops for beginners have been very popular and are continuing in August.

New August Classes

Some new classes we are offering include a Paddle Workshop Level 2 for paddlers with some experience and a “SUP Yoga 4 Yogis” level 2 SUP Yoga class (don’t let the title intimidate you, it will be a playful & fun class with plenty of options and modification, as are all Water Dog classes). We will also be offering two classes at the Corpus Christi Yacht club this month; a Full Moon event on August 7th and a “Fluidity and Flexibilty” Workshop with Nadine Bartelli Saturday morning, August 12th. For more information about these classes and events, check out the “Info” section for each class on the booking page.

Customer Area & Gift Vouchers:

We now have a “Customer Area” at the bottom of each page of the website where you can manage, update and check your bookings. There is also a place at the bottom of the website where you can purchase and redeem gift vouchers. They make great gifts!

Pricing, Pre-paid Packages & Discounts:

We are now offering prepaid packages for SUP Classes. We were lucky to be able to offer a great introductory price of $25 for SUP classes for the first 2 months of business, but starting in August the prices will increase to $30 for a SUP class. However, if you are a regular customer, you can still lock in the $25/SUP class price by purchasing a package of 4 classes for $100 (saving $20!). The package can be used for any SUP Yoga, SUPilates, SUP Yogilates, PaddleFit classs! The packages can be purchased at the bottom of our website in the “Customer Area”

Groups and Private Classes:

Did you know that Water Dog also offers private, semi-private and private group lessons or events?! Maybe the times or days on the our calendar don’t work with your schedule or maybe you want more individual instruction – just call to set up a time for a private or semi-private class. Sometimes doing things with a group of your friends is more fun – get a group of 3-8 friends together and give us a call to book a class or event – we can even include balloons on the SUP boards for Birthday SUP events!

Houseboat Studio Arrival:

The Houseboat Studio has arrived in South Texas and it’s currently in Ingleside waiting to be painted. We are expecting to offer deck classes on the top deck of the houseboat sometime in August. We will keep you posted on its progress and of a Grand Opening event soon. It will be there very first entirely Floating Yoga Studio in the world (as far as we know!)

Water Dog Instructors:

Water Dog is excited to introduce all our high quality instructors!

Please visit the “About Us” section of the website to read more about these instructors – Instructor bios will be coming soon!

Our current Water Dog team includes:

Stacie Richline – Co-owner & SUP Yoga Instructor

Josh Richline – Co-owner, assistant, wind & weather expert, photographer and overall handyman

Heather McVay – SUP Pilates Instructor

Makenzie Anderson – SUP Pilates Instructor

Anastasia Nichols – PaddleFit Instructor

Joshua Newton – Paddle Instructor

Nadine Bartelli – Yoga Instructor

Water Dog Mascot:

We love our furry friends! The name Water Dog was inspired by the Downward Dog yoga pose and Stacie & Josh’s Sheltie pup, Habibi! Habibi has made a few surprise class appearances and he is training to be a SUP PUP! Expect to see more of him in the future along with a SUP with your PUP workshop!

Thank you again for all of your support of Water Dog!


Stacie & Josh Richline

Water Dog Floating Yoga