2nd Annual Ladies Southeast Paddling Series! - Mind Body Paddle

2nd Annual Ladies Southeast Paddling Series!

2nd Annual Ladies Southeast Paddling Series!

11411948_10155802089680788_6233884322616903090_o

Summer 2015 will be remembered as the premiere season of the Ladies Southeast Paddling Series. Over the course of four months and seven rivers, 176 ladies joined us in meet-up style events to create amazing, fun memories and to celebrate the life of Shannon Christy. $1660 was raised for the Shannon Christy Memorial Fund, which—drumroll please—is now officially recognized by the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina! Ultimately, we hope to use the funds to support organizations who empower and support women and girls. We were touched by everyone’s support last summer, and are very excited to announce that the Ladies Southeast Paddling Series is returning in 2016!

Like last summer, the series will consist of various meet-up paddling events at different rivers IMG_0804representing a range of skill levels. Raffle tickets to win some sweet day prizes, courtesy of our sponsors, will be given to each participant at each event. Additionally, each participant will be able to purchase tickets for the master drawing at the end of the series (all proceeds going to the Shannon Christy Memorial Fund). Prizes include a Dagger kayak of your choice, a Werner paddle and a paddling trip to Ecuador courtesy of Girls at Play and Endless River Adventures! Amazing!!

Our goal is to raise $8000.00 this summer so that the fund gains longevity and we hope you’ll join us, have fun and donate generously. Suggested minimum donation is $25.00 per event.

IMG_5107Join us for the kickoff event of the season on May 28th on the Tuckaseegee River followed by a kick-off party at Endless River Adventures! Here are the dates (log into Facebook to follow the links):

May 28th TuckGorge

https://www.facebook.com/events/863185827144264/

June 4th FB9

https://www.facebook.com/events/1730493137208456/

July 5th Nantahala

https://www.facebook.com/events/1530711247237254/

July 23 Pigeon River

https://www.facebook.com/events/458242807707609/

July 30 Lower Green

https://www.facebook.com/events/277283602625079/

August 7th Ocoee

FB event page coming soon

September 16th Lower Gauley

FB event page coming soon

 

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.