Beginner or advanced, SUP Yoga will provide you with a captivating mind, body, and spiritual experience. Yoga on a standup paddle board will only intensify the benefits of yoga by developing your core muscles as you use them to balance. Our classes, instructed by certified SUP yoga instructor Melissa Pressmar, include a diverse range of poses and sequences, modified for all abilities of yogis and paddlers.

SUP Yoga restores a mindfulness and connection to nature as you float freely through the water surrounded by the picturesque Litchfield Hills.

We provide the equipment needed to participate…board, paddle, pfd. Or, you may bring your own!!!

Where: Bantam Lake, Litchfield Town Beach
When: Thursday Evenings 6-7:30pm
June 22nd – August 24th
Rain Date: August 31st

$45 per session w/ SUP, paddle & pfd provided by Sportsmen’s
$25 per session w/ Own Equipment
Buy 9 sessions get one free!

Minimum of 5 participants and maximum of 8 participants. Reservations and advanced payment is required. Please contact Sportsmen’s @ 860.567.3167 or with any questions or to reserve your spot!

Upcoming Events

6:00 pm Camp Columbia Full Moon Snowshoe @ Camp Columbia Trail Head
Camp Columbia Full Moon Snowshoe @ Camp Columbia Trail Head
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We will depart from the Camp Columbia Parking area off Rte. 109 in Morris @ 6pm. Camp Columbia was established by Columbia University for their School of Surveying. The hallmark of the park is the[...]
1:00 pm Town of Washington Winter Fest! @ River Walk Pavilion
Town of Washington Winter Fest! @ River Walk Pavilion
Feb 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Come join in the fun!! We will be at the River Walk Pavilion from 1-4 with our TUBBS Snowshoes, offering guided snowshoe walks and demos.In addition to snowshoeing you will also enjoy huddling around the[...]
6:00 pm Litchfield Town Beach Full Moon ... @ Litchfield Town Beach
Litchfield Town Beach Full Moon ... @ Litchfield Town Beach
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We will depart from Litchfield Town Beach @ 6pm and depending on our winter, we will either head out onto Bantam Lake and listen to the sounds of the ice talking or head out into[...]

Cancellation Policy
Participants must cancel within 24 hours of session to receive a full refund for the session. Cancellations made with less than 24 hour notice will not receive a refund. In the event that the session is cancelled due to lack of enrollment or weather, participants will receive a full refund or are welcome to attend a future session. Sportsmen’s will notify participants of a cancellation in a timely fashion.

All cancellation requests must be emailed to or by calling Sportsmen’s at 860.567.3167. Thank you!!!

About Melissa:
Melissa took her first yoga class in 1998. In the years after, there was no consistency in her practice and she often struggled with feeling unsatisfied when leaving her mat. She wanted to connect to herself as a whole: mind, body and spirit, but often felt like one of the three was missing. On her journey for balance, she found Reiki and a meditation practice, but was missing the link to stay physically fit and honor her true self as a whole.

Melissa was a runner for many years, but eventually her knees, couldn’t handle all the miles. She wanted to find something that would honor her spirituality and her desire to stay physically fit. Melissa opened her Reiki studio in a local Yoga studio. (She has been a Reiki Practitioner since 2008 and always had a studio in her home). Shortly after moving her studio into the yoga studio, Melissa rekindled her relationship with yoga. This time she knew it was different. She finally found a style of yoga that honored her mind, body and spirit. Every time she stepped off her mat she felt complete. That is when she decided that becoming a yoga teacher would not only serve her mind, body and spirit, but she would be able to broaden her skills in helping others on their journey to a balanced life.

Melissa took a 200 hour training course with Heather Rems Korwin and is starting her 300hr training. She studied Baron Baptiste Power Yoga. She has taken many classes and CEU’s with many inspiring and established Yoga Teachers known around the country. Melissa’s love for balancing the mind, body and spirit encourages her to continue trainings and classes that enable her to come into alignment and help others do the same. Namaste. And so it is.


Summer Hours
Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm
Saturdays 9am – 4pm
Sundays 11am – 3pm

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Sportmen’s of Litchfield
725 Bantam Road
Bantam, CT 06750