Strengthen your mind body paddle connection!

Intro to Whitewater Kayaking for Women

Girls at Play intro to whitewater classes are known for being supportive, fun and confidence building.  Women come to us to experience something they don’t find in other whitewater programs: An environment designed for women by women that helps you face challenges and excel beyond your what you imagine is possible.  Join us to experience the adventure, excitement and transformative power of whitewater kayaking!

No previous experience necessary.

Yoga for Paddling REI Book Tour

Anna will be giving Stretching for Paddling Longevity and Yoga for Paddling classes at select REI locations on the East Coast between April 15th and June 10th to promote her new book Yoga for Paddling. She’ll also be signing copies of her book, available for purchase, after each class. Follow the link below to join Anna at your hometown REI and start your journey toward reducing the risk of injury, reducing pain, strengthening and stretching!


Camp Crystal Kai: A SUP Adventure for Women

Camp Crystal Kai is a health and wellness stand-up paddleboarding retreat taking place May 15 – 21, 2017, at North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. As a participant, you will experience an all-inclusive, week-long adventure in one of the Southeast’s premier vacation destinations. Paddleboard through paradise along 85 miles of gorgeous coastline and escape for a week full of fitness, relaxation and fun on the water!

No previous SUP experience necessary!

Health and Adventure Solutions to Lead the Life that YOU Love!

“Anna is a clear and inspired SUP instructor trainer. Her passion comes through.” –  SUP Instructor Candidate, MA

“Anna listened to each of my questions with warmth, kindness and patience, and responded to each in turn with a suggestion that was pragmatic, sensible, and easy to implement. After my consultation, my energy improved, my pain decreased, and some of the fear and isolation I’d been experiencing dissolved. I recommend Anna and her practice with my whole heart to anyone I know who is experiencing a lack of well being on any scale.” – Melina, outdoor adventurer and writer, NC

“I appreciate Anna’s calm support on the river and the confidence it inspires.” – Jen, Whitewater Kayaker, CO

Welcome to Mind Body Paddle by Anna Levesque, professional whitewater kayak and stand up paddleboard Instructor Trainer, certified Ayurveda Wellness Counselor, yoga teacher and author. Anna is committed to helping her clients reach their paddling, health and wellness goals on and off the water. Looking to improve your paddling skills, join a supportive paddling community, take an adventure travel trip or become a certified paddling instructor? We’ve got programs for that!  Would you like to improve your digestion, increase your vitality, manage stress and get better sleep? Sign up for an Ayurveda consult with Anna. Perhaps you’ve been experiencing pain and discomfort due to the position and motion of paddling, Anna can help you with her twenty plus years of yoga for paddling experience. Knowing ourselves and connecting with others is an important piece in cultivating health and wellbeing. Take care of yourself so you may be of service to others, be they your family, friends, coworkers and/or broader community. Health is wealth!

Meet Anna Levesque

Anna Levesque is the leading expert on kayak instruction for women and yoga and wellness for paddling, including SUP Yoga. Named one of the most inspirational paddlers alive by Canoe and Kayak Magazine, Anna’s twenty-plus years of experience as an accomplished international competitor and instructor has landed her in mainstream publications such as TIME, SHAPE and SELF magazine.

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"I love Anna's attention to detail and advocation of a healthy, active lifestyle." - Instructor Candidate Evaluation, OH

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