The Top Stand Up Paddleboards For Yoga and Yogis in 2023

by John Wren

Yoga has been around for a so long even those who were skeptical have now gotten on-board with the huge benefits of Yoga. I should know, I was one of those people. In the past 2 years, I have grown to love it!

So you can imagine my delight when I discovered SUP Yoga, which is basically yoga conducted on a stand-up paddle board. Being an avid paddle boarder I couldn’t wait to try it out and began looking for the best yoga paddle boards on the market.

Stand up paddleboard (SUP) yoga combines the balance and core strengthening of yoga with the added challenge of practicing on a floating surface, making it an enjoyable and unique experience. Practicing yoga on a paddleboard in calm waters can also offer a peaceful and serene environment, increasing the overall relaxation and stress-relieving benefits of the practice. Additionally, being on the water can provide a new and visually stimulating backdrop, making the practice more interesting and engaging.

Before we dive into our best sup yoga boards, let’s take a look at some of the key elements you need to consider before buying.


Performing yoga poses requires enough room to get into position and a wide enough board to maintain a steady pose for however long you wish to hold it. Therefore you must pay attention to the length of the board, especially if you are taller or short than average.

Buy a board that is too long and you may struggle to keep it stable, on the flip-side, choose a board too short and it will make your SUP board yoga even more difficult.


Whilst we all know paddle boards are a great workout, we don’t usually envisage bulging biceps from carrying the thing. Remember, you will be picking the board up and carrying it in and out of the water, also to and from your vehicle.

There is also the consideration that you will have to hoist the sup into or onto your vehicle. Typically yoga boards are designed to be durable and lightweight, just keep in mind your own lifting and carrying capabilities before you decide which is right for you.

What You Need

Ultimately the best paddle boards for yoga will be maneuverable, lightweight and easy to carry and also compact. It is for this reason we prefer inflatable boards over their solid alternative.

Another key element is a soft surface to practice on, so the standing surface of the board should be comfortable enough to maintain your exercise for at least an hour or two if not longer.

1. ISLE Airtech Inflatable 10’4 Yoga Stand Up Paddle Board

ISLE 11' Scout - Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board - 6” Thick iSUP and Bundle Accessory Pack - Durable and Lightweight - Stable Wide Stance - Up to 240 lbs Capacity (Aqua 2017)
  • MVP = MOST VERSATILE PADDLER: This board is a great all-around iSUP, perfect for recreation, yoga/fitness, multi-person paddling, fishing, and more. The full-length traction pad allows you to share...
  • GROOVED EVA TRACTION PAD: ISLE's updated soft brushed EVA traction pad now has grooves for extra traction and maximum comfort on bare skin. It’s non-abrasive when knee paddling or practicing yoga on...
  • ULTRA DURABLE DESIGN: Constructed with Military-Grade PVC that is 6" thick when fully inflated. Forget about dings or blown seams thanks to our AIRTECH FUSION LITE manufacturing process that’s...
  • INCLUDES iSUP ACCESSORY BUNDLE: All inflatable stand up paddle boards come with a complete package that includes: Adjustable Carbon Shaft / Nylon Blade Paddle, Carry Backpack, High-Pressure Pump, Coil...
  • WHY SHOP ISLE? Born and bred on the water in San Diego, California since 2004. Our team is committed to bringing you the best quality paddle boards designed and tested by people who surf and paddle...

Whilst you can get by using a standard paddle board for yoga, having one that is specifically designed for the practice itself is even better.The Airtech YSUP from ISLE is one of those boards that looks like a yoga board and performs like one too.

From the quality materials to the wide nose and tail which are specifically designed to support yoga practitioners when out on the water.

Features and Specifications

  • Length: 10′ 4″
  • Weight: 18.2 lbs
  • Type: Inflatable
  • Weight Limit: 255 lbs
  • Warranty: 1-Year

Our Thoughts

Not only does the ISLE Airtech look great but that’s to its extra cushioned surface, it actually feels like you are working out on a yoga mat.

What’s more, we like the fact that this is a package deal, so you get the pump and paddle but also a convenient carry backpack which makes transporting your sup a breeze.

2. Lotus YSUP Inflatable SUP Board

ADVANCED ELEMENTS Lotus YSUP Yoga Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board, Orange, One Size
  • High pressure 6" thick drop-stitch material allows for ultra stiff performance
  • Extra wide for increased Large traction foam area for improved grip and comfort ability
  • Large traction foam area for improved grip and comfort
  • Double layer outer skin for superior durability
  • Durable Single-action Hand Pump with Gauge for high-pressure inflation

The aptly named Lotus YSUP is the perfect board for yoga lovers. If you’re into minimalistic design, combined with a robust and sturdy construction then the Lotus is the one for you.The standing surface of this paddle board is designed to create a “non-slip’ support whilst you are doing your poses. This extra-large foam area provides the perfect platform and support for simple paddling and the most extreme yoga poses.

Features and Specifications

  • Length: 10′
  • Weight: 28 lbs
  • Type: Inflatable
  • Weight Limit: 250 lbs
  • Warranty: Unknown

Our Thoughts

With it’s wide and high traction surface and removable carry strap you won’t need to worry about how easy this board will be to transport. Getting it in and out of the water is simple and the weight won’t be a concern either.

We love the clean design which provides you with a larger practice surface which is exactly what is needed from the Yoga Paddle Board.

3.PEAK Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board

Peak 10'6" All Around Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board | 6” Thick iSUP and Accessory Pack | Durable and Lightweight | 32" Stable Wide Stance with Non-Slip Deck | 300 lb Capacity (Aqua - 2017, 10'6)
  • ENDLESS SUMMER FUN ON THE WATER - Inflated: 10'6 x 31" x 6" | Rolled up: 11” x 36” | Weight 23 lbs
  • BEST ALL AROUND iSUP DESIGN - Rigid and Stable Shape, Great for All Skill Levels and Conditions
  • INCLUDES iSUP ACCESSORY BUNDLE - Paddle, Carry Back Pack, Coil Leash, High Pressure Pump
  • TOUGH 6” MILITARY GRADE PVC CONSTRUCTION - No more worry about dings or damage
  • 30 DAY GUARANTEE + 1 YEAR WARRANTY ON MATERIALS – Risk Free Returns within 30 Days

Next up we have the PEAK Inflatable SUP. This model has a few more features that some of you may like such as a bungee strap across the front of the board to keep valuables secure such as a hat and sunscreen etc.Whilst this does reduce the working area you have for your yoga, it does give it more versatility and is suitable for a day-to-day paddle board also.

Features and Specifications

  • Length: 10′ 3″
  • Weight: 29 lbs
  • Type: Inflatable
  • Weight Limit: 300 lbs
  • Warranty: 1-Year

Our Thoughts

The PEAK comes with those added extras you would expect from a stand-up paddleboard, from the pump to the find and paddle and even a leash and a backpack to make transportation easy.

With 4 different color options, you can choose the one that suits your tastes. If you’re looking for a paddle board that’s a bit of an all rounder and suitable for both paddling and yoga, this one is for you.

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