Floating Yogis

SUP Yoga Classes for all Levels in San Diego, CA


Floating Yogis was established in 2012 with the intention of sharing and spreading the love of Sup Yoga. Our business is built organically through locals and travelers alike. We have taken out thousands of people on the Agua Hadionda Lagoon to connect with nature & experience the healing, restoring benefits of Sup Yoga.

We look forward to paddling out to peace with you soon!

Peace, Love & Paddle,
Sarah Freeman & Marci Kawar
Co-owners and founders

Our Team



Marci Kawar - co-owner

Marci has been practicing yoga since 1994. Her quest for inner peace mixed with the challenge of asana made her fall in love with yoga. In 2012 she was introduced to paddleboarding. After trying a few poses on the board, she quickly fell in love all over again, this time with SUP Yoga. With the unsteadiness of the board forcing her to be more present then ever, she traded in her teaching at studios and focused on the water. Teaching SUP Yoga has become a passion. She receives so much joy helping others and empowering them both physically and emotionally.


Sarah Freeman - co-owner

Sarah first found the emotional, spirtual & healing effects of stand up paddleboarding in 2006. She paddled through some of life's heaviest storms and its joyous moments on the Agua Hadionda Lagoon. It's a sacred space to always be cherished. Shortly after yoga found her, she couldn't pick between the two, so she combined them. She completed her 200 hour YTT at Yoga Tropics with the intention of creating a sense of community out on the water. Sarah aims to empower students and help them find a playful, balanced connection to the water.


Christy Mendoza

Christy loves outdoor activities especially on the water. "What I love about sup yoga is everyday is a new experience out on the water. I want to share the experience of peace & paddle with others & that is why I teach". She found SUP Yoga the summer of 2013 with Floating Yogis and was hooked. Looking for the balance as a clinical nurse educator, she decided to delve into the 25 hour Sup Yoga Teacher training in April 2013.


Mary Reaston

Mary’s love for the water and yoga, led her to Floating Yogis in 2018. She was hooked immediately, and completed her SUP Yoga Teacher Training in January 2019. She is currently working towards her 200 hour certification with You Are Sacred School of Yoga. Mary’s background is in kinesiology and anatomy, which has enhanced her yoga practice as well as teaching. For her, SUP Yoga is her peaceful, happy place!


Liz candelario

Liz has a smile and a heart that just keeps you coming back for more. She is an amazing yogi who is both flexible and intuitive. Her love for the water and empowering others led her to Floating Yogis where she completed her Teacher Training in 2017.


Heather Mackay

Heather fell in love with yoga in 2001 on a cruise ship and has been practicing ever since! In September of 2018 she completed her SUP Yoga Training with Floating Yogis and loved teaching so much that she completed her 200 hour with Sacred School of Yoga in 2019.


Herbie Kircher

Born & raised in Hawaii, Herbie was always on or in the water. While dealing with chronic back pain, an ankle injury and the passing of her mother, Herbie found Floating Yogis. Here, she found peace on and off the water, which helped both the physical and emotional healing. It didn’t take long before she was hooked! Just 2 years later, she completed her SUP Yoga Teacher Training and is currently completing her 200 hour with You Are Sacred School of Yoga.


Molly elkins

Molly is a teacher by nature! Her love for the outdoors and water, drew her to try SUP Yoga. After her first class she was hooked! She completed her Teacher Training in 2015 and since has enjoyed taking students of all levels out, sharing her passion.