Creek Week 2014 Recap - Mind Body Paddle

Creek Week 2014 Recap

Creek Week 2014 Recap

Our 2014 Creek Weeks brought a total of 13 women to the mountains of Western North Carolina to explore our amazing Class IV rivers and step up their creeking skills! We were grateful to get enough rain on both weeks for premium learning and boofing conditions. Girls at Play is proud of Creek Week as it is the only program of its kind specifically for women in the world. We’ll let the photos and the short video clips below speak to the fun, friendship, learning, confidence building and amazing kayaking that happened. A big thanks to my accomplished co-instructors Emily Shanblatt, Stefanie McArdle, Adriene Levknecht and Anna Wagner who helped to make it all possible. And a huge thanks to all of the women who joined us this year – we’re here because of you!

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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

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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

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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

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