would this be a good suit/package for paddle boarding in new england (especially if you want to do yoga on the board)?
Yes it would. I would recommend 7mm in the summer to really enjoy.....HOT yoga! Enjoy & Happy Holidays!
This suit is 7mm, it is very thick and extremely warm. If you are standing up on a board, I think it would be too warm. I don't think it would give you the flexibility that you would want for Yoga. It is a SCUBA Diving suit for cold water. From what you are describing as your need and activity, I think your best bet would be to buy a 5mm suit made for surfing. Suits made for surfing are more flexible in the arms, legs, and waist. A 5mm suit would probably keep you warm enough if used in the winter, and would certainly be warm enough in the Spring and summer. I would by a surfing suit that is as thin as you think you can bear in terms of possibly being cold, maybe even a 4mm suit. They make surfing suits that have 3 different thicknesses in the same suit. If you see a surfing suit that is advertised as a 4/5/6, it is 5mm in the legs, 4mm in the waist, and 6mm in chest and arms. I think this may be the suit for you.
It's a pretty thick wetsuit, so your range of motion will probably be limited, but it will certainly keep you warm.
I don't have experience doing those activities in this wetsuit, but this is a 7 mil suit so will limit mobility to some degree. However, this suit seems about as easy to move around in as any thick wetsuit I've ever used. I like the hood, really never used the gloves, and the boots are good but are thick and too big for some fins -
If you are looking for suit to keep you warm, then yes. If you want a suit that is very flexible it is not bad but you may want to consider a suit made of the more flexible Stretch neoprene.
yes, plus it will help you hold the Paripurna Navasana pose
My first time using this suit was in 50 degree water and 26 degrees outside. I was very comfortable for a couple of hours. It is very thick and very constraining so I can't imagine doing yoga with it on. But it is good for scuba diving where your movement is minimal already.
I would say no - the suit is not very stretchy so you'd be quite limited in your movements.