Anna Wagner, Author at Mind Body Paddle
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I haven’t forgotten about you!

In fact, I really appreciate you being on my email list and reading my blogs. The last few weeks I’ve been teaching on the river so much that I haven’t had the chance to send out a newsletter/write a blog. …

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The Bow Draw: Not a turning stroke

Do you think that the bow draw is a turning stroke? Think again. In my experience as an instructor and Instructor Trainer, the bow draw is the most misunderstood and misused stroke in whitewater kayaking. It’s so misused that I …

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Scary stories and how to face them

Today is the day you’re running a new river for the first time! You’re excited and nervous, knowing you’ve prepared for this day. On the ride to the put-in everyone in your shuttle vehicle is re-telling their most harrowing experiences …

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Inaugural Paddlesports Leadership Academy

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of supporting an amazing new program in Knoxville, TN. I’m sharing the formal press release and fun photos for this important work: KNOXVILLE, TN – June 27, 2022 – The Tennessee RiverLine, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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The one quality every leader should have

You are a leader whether you think of yourself as a leader or not. Even if you don’t see yourself as a leader in an organization or business, you are the leader of YOUR life. There is no greater responsibility …

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How to Boof: Whitewater Master Class with Anna

If you’re afraid of rocks when you’re whitewater kayaking, then it’s time for you to learn how to boof. Boofing is an important technique that allows you to work with rocks instead of being afraid of them. If you want …

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How to clear frustration out of your life

Have you ever felt miserable, wanted to feel better, but forgot how? I share mindset tools all the time on this blog, but the last few weeks I forgot to use them for myself. Then my coach asked me a …

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