We Love Creek Weeks! - Mind Body Paddle

We Love Creek Weeks!

We Love Creek Weeks!

After last year’s successful Creek Week word spread fast and we were psyched that it was popular enough this year to add a second week!  Asheville is the perfect setting for creeking as there are several Class III+ – IV creeks within an hours drive in every direction. We had a number of returning women, and new faces from all over the US and Canada join us for world class paddling and learning.

Scouting Hammer Factor

This particular clinic is by far our most advanced and most challenging physically, emotionally and mentally both for the students and for the instructors.  The women who were here to learn all had their own unique challenges and ups and downs, and as instructors we have to be on our game with safety, decision making, showing the lines and coaching.  Paddling Class IV is intense in every aspect as it requires physical exertion, mental stamina and emotional awareness.  Creek Week is an amazing journey and we’re proud to have the highly trained and experienced staff to be able to run these courses and so grateful for all of the women who rose to face the challenge!  Here are a few photos from both weeks.


And here’s a short video of what women had to say about their experience in Creek Week:

If you’re interested in Creek Week click on this link for more info:  https://mindbodypaddle.com/paddling-instruction/creek-week/

We also have whitewater kayaking clinics for women of all skill levels:  Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced!

From the blog

How to paddle less and pause more

Do you know the power of the intentional pause? This is an important skill that I coach my paddling clients on a lot. Especially because it has unfortunately been drilled into so many people that good paddling means paddling harder and faster. Great paddlers subtract strokes rather than add them. When you zoom out and

Read More »

How to work smarter

Do you feel like you’re working really hard to reach your goals, and you wish it didn’t feel so strenuous? You’ve heard the statement ‘work smarter, not harder,’ but what does that mean? If you’re a river paddler who has a good relationship with the river, you already have a unique perspective on how to

Read More »
anna levesque leading a group of whitewater kayakers down the pacuare river in costa rica

How to Practice Hard Moves on Easy Water

Are you feeling nervous or overwhelmed about taking on a new challenge, skill, practice or habit? If so, it’s time for you to practice hard moves on easy water. This is good advice in the world of whitewater kayak instruction, AND it’s good advice in life too. Practicing hard moves in easy water means to

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.