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




A Martinez with YOGAqua instructor Sarah Tiefenthaler.
A Martinez with YOGAqua instructor Sarah Tiefenthaler.
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A Martinez with YOGAqua instructor Sarah Tiefenthaler.
A Martinez and YOGAqua founder Sarah Tiefenthaler.
Francine Rios
A Martinez with YOGAqua instructor Sarah Tiefenthaler.
A Martinez learns how to do yoga on a paddle board.


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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.

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.

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.