December Newsletter Issue 5

Howdy from Water Dog,

Water Dog is excited to continue its Paddleboard and DECK classes through the Holiday Season when we may need it most! Yoga and exercise not only help us deal with the stress of the holidays, but also help us be able to enjoy the extra food and drink!

December Schedule:

Our December schedule is attached and can be viewed in the “Calendar” section of our website. We will be holding classes during the week of Christmas and on New Year’s Day. *NOTE* Water Dog will be closed for about ten days shortly after the New Year from January 5-15th, then we will start up again will regular deck and SUP classes.

Water Dog Yoga

Holiday Workshops and Events:

1- Dec. 2: Holiday Burn-off BOOTCAMP w/ Anastasia
Have a little too much turkey or pie? Getting ready to deck the halls with good food and wine? Not to worry! This bootcamp will burn loads of calories, tone your muscles, elevate your heart-rate and boost your metabolism. Keep your body guessing as we use EVERY part of your body. Bye-bye holiday pounds! Note: This class is part of a regular deck class package! **Wear tennis shoes and bring a water bottle, yoga mat and small towel** 

2- Dec. 9: Restorative (Stress-buster) Deck Yoga Workshop w/Nadine
Flow into the Holidays with ease. Come enjoy a 90 minute Workshop geared to helping maintain a deep sense of peace as we enter the season. Restorative yoga, breath work, and guided meditation to help restore the body and let the spirit Rejoice! This Workshop is for all levels, including Yogis and non-Yogis. ***A small stress-buster holiday gift bag will be included with this workshop

3- Dec. 17: SUP Glow Paddle – Wear your Ugly Holiday Sweater!
For this special class we will paddle around the marina and inside the protected waters and lights of the bay for a night paddle and tour. We will start this class just as the sun sets. Each paddler will have the use of an inflatable, water proof light to place on their boards and SUP GLO lights for underneath their paddleboards. ***Wear an Ugly holiday sweater and the person with the ugliest sweater will receive a prize!!

4- Jan. 1: New Year’s Day Full Moon Yoga, Meditation & Ceremony
What a great way to start 2018! Enjoy the meditative qualities of the moon, the wind and the waves at Water Dog Floating Yoga. Calming blue lights on the deck will guide you during this gentle yoga flow that will include moon salutations, in honor of the moon and its energies, along with a short meditation and a special Full Moon Ceremony with take home ceremony gifts and light refreshments. Like all of Water Dog’s class this is all levels–modified for beginner to advanced.

Yoga and Paddleboard Corpus Christi








New: SUP Barre!

What is SUP Barre?! It’s one of the newest forms of SUP Fitness that Water Dog is bringing to Corpus Christi. This Intro Style Workshop Event will be lead by Pilates & Barre instructor Heather McVay on Sunday, December 10th at 10am. The workshop is designed with modifications to make beginners feel comfortable on the boards–even if they have never done SUP or Barre before!.

If SUP isn’t for you, check out Heather’s “Glow Boat Barre” class on Wednesday, December 6th at 6pm. This class is also included in a regular deck class package.

SUP Barre at Water Dog Floating Yoga







Full Moon: December 3, 2017 & January 1, 2018!

The Full Moon events have been very popular at Water Dog and they often fill up. These events include a gentle yoga class with moon salutations in honor of the full moon. Then we perform a short meditation and finally we finish with a Full Moon Ceremony. As part of the ceremony, each yogi will receive a Full Moon gift bag with items for the ceremony along with some light refreshments.

December’s Full Moon falls on Sunday the 3rd and it will start at 5pm. Prepare to watch a beautiful sun set before viewing the full moon!

The following Full Moon will be January 1st: *NEW YEAR’S DAY*!! What a great way to start the first day of 2018, setting your goals and intentions along with absorbing the positive energy of the Full Moon!

New Years Day Full Moon Yoga

Prepaid Deck Class Packages & Gift Certificates:

We offer Prepaid Packages for classes on the floating deck. The package is good for 6 months and for any regular 60min deck class, including: Sunrise Vinyasa Flow, Sunset Slow Flow, Glow Flow, Boat Barre, Bootcamp and Yogilates Core.

Are you looking for a Holiday gift, but you don’t want to go to the shops?! You can purchase and customize a Water Dog Gift Voucher online that can be printed or emailed.

To purchase a package or gift voucher, you must go the “Customer Area” at the bottom of our website

Packages available at Water Dog Fitness

Water Dog Fitness

Groups and Private Classes:

Did you know that Water Dog also offers private, semi-private and private group lessons or events on the Deck and on the Paddleboards?! We are winding down our SUP Yoga/SUP Pilates classes during the winter season, but there are still many gorgeous days. Just call to set up a time for a private, semi-private or class with a group of friends.

New Deck Class: Yogilates Core

Yogilates combines elements of both Yoga and Mat Pilates. In this deck class we will flow through yoga and Pilates moves, focusing on strengthening the entire core, especially the abs and glutes. The core is essential in yoga, Pilates, fitness and especially on the paddle boards! A strong core will help you hold poses longer, achieve proper posture and improve your balance. It can also prevent injuries and lower back pain and it will leave you feeling and looking amazing! Like most of Water Dog’s classes this will be for all levels with modifications for beginners to advanced levels. *This class will be held on Saturday December 16th at 10AM and it is included in a regular deck class package.

Water Dog Fitness Corpus Christi

Notes about SUP and Deck classes into the Winter:

As the weather gets colder Water Dog will continue to hold deck and paddle classes as long as Corpus Christians and visitors are willing to face the chillier temperate in order to spend some time outdoors on the water. We just came off of a super hot summer and we are all ready for the cooler temperatures. So put on a few extra layers and come enjoy a bit brisker weather.

What we recommend wearing:
Dress in layers. It may be cold at the start and end of a class, but you will be creating some internal heat and may need to shed a few layers during your workout. You may want to bring an extra long-sleeve or jacket just so you are comfortable during your class. We also have warm Mexican Blankets at our studio for savasana or evening during class. Classes are done in bare feet, but if you have socks with grippy soles that can work too!

We will hold less SUP classes, but for the ones we do hold, you may want to bring a waterproof jacket or even fleece lined leggings!

If a class is going to be too cold or have otherwise inclimate weather, we will notify those signed up and cancel the class as appropriate.

Please check us out or come back to visit us!

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

Stacie & Josh Richline
Water Dog Floating Yoga