D&B & Friends do SUP Yoga!

May 27, 2019

D&B & Friends do SUP Yoga!

What links an Olympic swimmer, a Love Island star, a curve blogger, a professional surfer & an award-winning writer? We do!

We believe that being healthy, strong and beautiful doesn't involve being a single shape or size, and so we were delighted to host a group of amazing women for an evening of SUP Yoga in our new collection swimwear. It was an absolute privilege to celebrate body confidence at every shape & size with them.

 Deakin and Blue Body Positive Sustainable Swimwear East London

(L-R: Keri-anne Payne, Laura Crane, D&B Founder Rosie Cook, Georgina Horne, Sophie Hellyer, Alex Heminsley. Photo - Ellen Hancock.)


To celebrate the launch of our new collection we invited a group of women we admire to come and spend an evening doing SUP Yoga at our local open water spot - the West Reservoir Centre in Stoke Newington. 

Our wonderful guests included Keri-anne Payne, retired Olympic swimmer; Laura Crane, professional surfer and Love Island contestant; Georgina Horne, a curve and plus size blogger; Sophie Hellyer, a professional surfer and sustainability advocate and Alex Heminsley, an award winning writer and year-round outdoor swimmer. 

After a browse and introduction to our new collection, we spent the evening nama-staying on our boards (for the most part) and taking an hour to unwind on the water led by our brilliant SUP Yoga instructor Lucie Norris

We moved through a series of breathing exercises, followed by seated poses and then moving onto some gentle standing work. 

SUP Yoga is an incredible core workout as even some of the simplest yoga moves such as downward dog require lots of balance when you add water and a paddleboard to the mix!

Thank you to the incredible women who joined us for the celebration of our new collection. See a highlight of our favourite photos from the evening below. (All photos by Ellen Christina Hancock).


Deakin and Blue Swimwear for Curves Body Positive Sustainable Made of Ocean Waste


Deakin and Blue Swimwear for SUP Yoga Surfing Paddleboarding Diving