Tending the Fire Within - Sweet Winter Retreat - Mind Body Paddle

Tending the Fire Within – Sweet Winter Retreat

Tending the Fire Within – Sweet Winter Retreat

Tending the Fire Within was a sweet winter retreat that focused on exploring the gifts of winter and tending to our inner Fire and passion. Women came from as far as New Jersey and as close as Asheville. Paddlers and non-paddlers ready to delve deeper into their passion for life. We shared our fears and our gratitudes, laughed, ate, hiked, practiced yoga and were guided in meditation and Circle by wise Elders. We had the opportunity to let go of that which no longer serves us in our lives and invite that which we want to cultivate. It felt like everyone walked away feeling empowered and supported to go out into the world and create their lives in a sweet and joyful way! Much gratitude to all who attended and we look forward to our next women’s retreat so stay tuned!

From the blog

Scary stories and how to face them

Creek Week is coming up next week, and inevitably the question of scary river stories and how to process them will be a topic of conversation. I remember being on the banks of the White Nile River in Uganda scouting the Class V rapid called Itanda. At the time there hadn’t yet been a successful

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How to paddle with fewer strokes

Do you feel like you paddle hard and still miss lines on the river? The problem may be that you’re paddling too much. Paddling is sometimes overemphasized in instruction causing loss of control and unnecessary energy expenditure. A few years ago I posted this video of me running one of my favorite rapids: Both my

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How to uplevel your boof

Creek Week is almost here, and I’m excited to work with the group to uplevel their boof, one of my favorite whitewater kayaking skills. Not only is boofing fun, but it’s also a key technique that allows you to work with rocks instead of being afraid of them. Cultivating a working relationship with rocks goes

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