Strengthen your mind body paddle connection!

The Art of Self-Care Beyond the Bubble Bath

with Anna Levesque, Ayurveda Wellness Counselor and 500 RYT and Sommerville Bevilaqua, LPC, Mental Health Therapist

A weekend workshop focused on understanding and redefining self-care, increasing stress resilience, and learning wellness strategies for the body and the mind. Anna and Sommerville incorporate their respective knowledge and expertise in Ayurvedic wellness principles, yoga, mindfulness/meditation, mental health, and nervous system regulation to provide a nurturing weekend for women seeking greater vitality in their daily life.

Paddle Ecuador with Anna and Juliet!

Ecuador is a country of immense cultural wealth and geographical diversity, unmatched in the Americas. Straddling the Andes, the country features volcanoes, fantastic animals, expanses of Amazon jungle, the Pacific Coast and the Galapagos Islands.  Only half the size of France, the striking geographical and cultural contrasts found in this one small country is what makes Ecuador such a fascinating place to visit.

Juliet Kastorff and Anna Levesque are offering a unique women’s trip experience in Ecuador that combines Class III + paddling with yoga and confidence building. Together, Anna and Juliet have over 32 years of experience leading paddling adventure travel trips in Latin America with their respective companies, Girls at Play and Endless River Adventures. Their collaborations last year were a hit and you don’t want to miss it!

Ayurveda Wellness Counseling with Anna Levesque Now Available!

Ayurveda translates as ‘science of life.’ Ayur (life), Veda(science/knowledge). It is the sister science to yoga and is said to be 5000 + years old. Ayurveda is a mind-body health and wellness system based in the elements, rhythms and qualities of nature. As human beings, we are part of nature and carry the five elements of space (hollowness in the mouth, lungs), air (breath), fire (cellular intelligence, gastric juices), water (plasma) and earth (bones) within our bodies. Each element has certain qualities: Space is clear and subtle, air is light and dry, fire is hot and sharp, water is wet and cold (in general) and earth is heavy and dense. Each element has several other qualities, these are a few examples. Ayurveda organizes the elements in the body to three doshas or constitutional types. Vata (Space and Air), Pitta (Fire) and Kapha (Water and Earth).

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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