Ladies on the Lower G - Mind Body Paddle

Ladies on the Lower G

Ladies on the Lower G

Ladies on the Lower G, the annual American Whitewater Fundraiser, took place for the sixth year in a row September 17. This year was the largest group of women yet! We had a group of thirty women paddling together down the Lower Gauley, and raised $750! Many of the women had paddled this gem of a river before but several were their for a supportive first descent.

With the help of several women boaters from North American River Runners (NARR) rafting company, Adriene Levknecht, Maria Noakes and Lila Marie Thomas from AT Paddles the trip was a blast. We started early Friday morning, meeting new friends and greeting old ones, loaded up our boats and gear heading to the river.  Once we arrived at the put in, I lead a little name game and then Lila, a certified yoga instructor, lead us through a brief yoga sequence to warm our bodies for the adventure. Sticking together like an armada as we traveled down the river, we reconvened in eddies before the rapids to discuss the different lines. Halfway down the river we stopped for a delicious and satisfying lunch prepared by the friendly NARR chefs.

The trip filled the entire day, securing paddling friendships for a long time to come. Thanks to women for making the journey from DC, Atlanta, New York, Kentucky and many other locations. It was a blast! I hope to see you all and many more there again next year!

Thanks to Maria Noakes and Jessica from Confluence for taking photos. Have fun checking them out!

From the blog

How to beat the Holiday bloat

If you’re like me, you love Holiday cheer, and that means sharing delicious meals and special treats with people you love (or just because it’s that time of year). It also means that you may experience more bloating and lethargy due to the increased amount of rich and tasty foods you’re enjoying. Here are 8

Read More »

Hard moves in easy water for a powerful mindset

You may think you know what practicing hard moves in easy water means, and I bet you don’t think of it as paddling the Narrows of the Green (a Class IV-V section). Earlier this month I paddled into the Narrows of the Green to watch Green Race. For those of you unfamiliar with the race,

Read More »

Boundaries for a powerful mindset

The rapids you love exist because of the boundaries of the river banks. Those boundaries create a container in which the water flows powerfully. If you want a powerful mindset, you want to create your own river banks that empower you to feel confident, live and paddle at your best. What happens when you don’t

Read More »

Get in touch!

Do you have a question? Would you like to connect and have a conversation or learn more about an upcoming retreat? Fill out the form below.

;