Sarah Jayne-Southan from Kinoulton, is amongst over 20 women from across Nottinghamshire that have taken the plunge to demonstrate various yoga poses on paddleboards on Nottingham lakes and canals.
Her picture will now be part of a stunning series of tasteful sunset and sunrise images, taken by local photographer Debbie Whitmore, to form a special 2017 calendar celebrating the beauty of Nottingham’s women and nature.
The calendars will raise vital funds for Hyson Green-based charity Open House, which supports women who have suffered mental health issues after the birth of their children.
The women in the calendar are all local members of sports group – TeamSUP.
SUP – Stand up Paddleboarding – has become hugely popular in Nottingham after Mapperley-based Cassie Paxton introduced the sport to the city in 2015.
She now runs weekly classes in paddle boarding and SUP yoga at both Colwick Lake and Highfields Lake, and regularly hosts adventure paddles along the Trent and the canals of Nottingham.
Since setting up the business she has established a team of regular attendees – TeamSUP.
“I am passionate about the health and wellbeing of women: All women are unique, beautiful and important and I want to empower and encourage women to be what they want to be and to see themselves as equal, worthy and special. We are all so proud to be helping the women of Open House with this calendar.
“We wanted to showcase the city’s beautiful open spaces and parks: Nottingham is a city to be proud of; around each corner is a beautiful hidden space and we want to show people just how amazing Nottingham can be – particularly from the water.
“I hope this calendar will help an amazing local charity, boost the confidence of local women, and also help people to see the beauty of Nottingham.”
Sarah Jayne Southan from Kinoulton said:
“Since joining TeamSUP I’ve met some amazing people. I’m so proud to be part of this calendar. TeamSUP has changed me so much and I’m now a lot more confident and happy, doing things I never would have thought possible. Stripping naked for this calendar was just another challenge I have overcome this year, and I’m so proud to have been involved in helping women improve their lives.”
The calendar, Ladies of the Lake 2017, is being printed by Inc Print, Nottingham.
They will cost £5 each. To place a pre-order contact email@example.com