Private Instruction

angela-1549We offer Specialty Private Instruction in Creeking, Playboating, Video analysis/coaching!

If you prefer personalized, custom instruction we suggest booking a private kayak lesson. Private instruction allows you to focus on and reach your goals without the distraction of large group needs and logistics. Focus on exactly the skills and goals you want to work on. If you feel like you’ve reached a plateau with your technical skills or your confidence on the river, private instruction will help you break through quickly and effectively to bring your paddling to the next level. Private instruction is ideal for intermediate paddlers.

We offer general skills development as well as specialty instruction in creeking, playboating, video analysis/coaching and rolling.

Private instruction doesn’t have to be a one-to-one ratio. We offer private instruction for groups of up to four people.

Private instruction is appropriate for all skill levels and is based in Western North Carolina. DCIM107GOPRO

“Girls at Play instructors had the ability to adapt their kayak instruction to my fitness and skill level, learning style, and goals.  I am very excited about continuing to work with them!” —Lisa Rathert, Whittier, NC

Open to both women and men.

Cost for Private Kayak Instruction:
$295.00 for one person per day
$450.00 for two people per day ($225.00 per person)
$575.00 for three people per day ($200 per person)
$700 for four people per day ($175 per per person)

Includes:  High quality, personalized kayak instruction, any gear you may need and fresh lunch made with organic, whole foods.  Due to the fact that we do customized scheduling for PIs, please contact us by phone 828.333.4482 or click here to contact us via email to let us know what you’d like to work on. You can now Book Online!

Half-Day Instruction

For those of you who want a quick tune-up we offer half-day private instruction as well.

Cost for Half-Day Instruction:
$275 for two people

Phone 828.333.4482, click here to contact us via email or Book Online!

Private Rolling Instruction:

If you need help with your flatwater or whitewater roll we can help! Our results in getting people to roll are some of the best in the industry. When focusing specifically on the roll it’s best to do it with one-on-one instruction for no more than an hour to an hour and 15 min.

Cost for Private Rolling Instruction:


Call: 828.333.4482
E-mail: : [email protected] or send us a message
Book Online: Click here!


Cancellation Policy:  A 50% deposit is required to book your spot. The balance is due the first day of the class. 25% of the deposit is non-refundable. If you cancel within 2 weeks before the course your deposit is non-refundable. At that time credit for a future or different program may be offered.

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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