Stand Up Paddle boarding can be a calming and/or challenging way to practice balance, endurance, and playfulness within the bounds of healthy risk-taking.
Being on water often serves as a positive environment for healing, cleansing, and reflection. Utilizing a full range of movement in our body can be an empowering exercise.
TRS staff uses metaphorical transference to prompt participants about how their experience on the water is applicable to their lives.
What to expect
TRS offers paddle boarding on lakes and on the float section of the Rio Grande as it runs through Rio Rancho (class I). Paddle boarding is a full body workout and requires a certain amount of balance. However, our boards can be paddled while standing, kneeling, or sitting. TRS does not use paddle boards for any section of river that involves rapids or is in flood stage.
What you need to bring
Every paddler must wear a PFD (personal floatation device) that is checked and fitted by TRS staff and is rated for the correct activity.
Participants should wear synthetic/gym clothing (not denim or cotton,) closed-toed shoes that can get soaked, and a hat/sunglasses.
Additionally, a dry change of clothes and shoes, and a towel are suggested. Participants should not bring anything valuable that could become ruined or lost (cellphones, expensive watches, sentimental jewelry, etc.)
TRS will provide PFD’s, paddles, paddle boards, carabiners, bags, Nalgene bottles, pumps, and a First Aid kit.