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Can you do a yoga headstand on a paddle board? A Martinez tried it

by A Martínez and Francine Rios | Take Two®

A Martinez with YOGAqua instructor Sarah Tiefenthaler. Francine Rios

You may remember Take Two's hosts trying out some wacky workouts lately. Alex Cohen experimented with pole dancing. Libby Dennkman let it all out at POUND Fitness.

When it was finally A Martinez's turn to try something new, he embarked on a yoga session... on the waters of Marina del Rey.

Sarah Tiefenthaler founded YOGAqua. She's been teaching adventurous Angelenos how to do yoga on the water for about six years.

Sarah Tiefethaler stands in front of her YOGAqua truck in Marina del Rey.
Sarah Tiefethaler stands in front of her YOGAqua truck in Marina del Rey. Francine Rios

While she says she was ridiculed at first, she kept at it, and eventually mastered traditional studio moves on a paddle board.

She showed A Martinez how to downward dog, and more.

A Martinez learns to do yoga on a paddle board from YOGAqua founder Sarah Tiefenthaler.
A Martinez learns to do yoga on a paddle board from YOGAqua founder Sarah Tiefenthaler. Francine Rios

She was a patient teacher, even when he did this:

 

(He might have made friends with a sting ray.) 

But there's a rule in YOGAqua: You're not really initiated until you fall in. Tiefenthaler's work was done.

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