Creek Week

“One of the best paddling weeks of my life! Learned tons and had an absolute blast!”Nathalie Griffith, MN

“You helped challenge us physically, mentally and emotionally and we are better paddlers because of it. Thank you so much for an amazing week!” – Shanna and Aamie, WA

As experienced female paddlers we know what it feels like to be the only woman paddling with a group of guys on steep creeks.  It can be a lot of fun and it can also be intimidating.  That intimidation factor comes from the different ways that men and women deal with challenging situations.  There is scientific evidence that women experience a different stress response than men* leading women to seek out strong support systems (especially with other women) when facing challenges.  This is one of the reasons why womens clinics are so powerful in building confidence and why we feel that our creek week is a great way to build your creeking confidence and skills.  Our instructors are the best female creeking instructors in the world and our base in Asheville, NC is close to some of the best class IV creeks in the country.  Join us and challenge yourself in a supportive, understanding environment that will transform your confidence and your skills.

~ The goal of Creek Week is to step up your paddling to Class IV.  To maximize your experience we ask that you be prepared to start off the week paddling Class III + and finish off the week paddling solid Class IV.  If you have any questions about what this means please contact us to discuss.

~ If you book into this course we are assuming that you are confident and comfortable paddling and combat rolling in class III + whitewater and have a suitable creek boat (we have boats available). We ask that you take responsibility in correctly and realistically assessing your own skill level.  After the course has started if we determine that you do not meet the above requirements Mind Body Paddle is not obligated to offer easier alternatives that split the group up (for safety reasons), nor is Mind Body Paddle obligated to refund any part of the course fee.

~ Paddling Class III+/IV is intense physically, emotionally and mentally. We ask that you have the physicalwhitewater_kayaking_classes_for_women_anna_levesque_mind_body_paddle stamina to paddle at a high level for between 4 and 6 hours per day.

~ We request that you be coachable! You’re here to learn and challenge yourself and we’re stoked to guide you to the best of our ability. If you already know all there is to know about creeking skills, confidence and fear management then we simply have nothing to offer you.


Instructors:  Anna Levesque and Lydia Wing from H2O Dreams


April 8 – 12, 2019

Creek Week is limited to 6 participants only with 2 instructors = one-on-one skills development, time to run laps on certain rivers due to the small group size = more paddling time, ease of logistics with small group size.

Cost: $1075.00 Early Bird Special! Book before December 15, 2018 and save $100!

Cost includes creek week instruction/coaching, daily river lunch, transport to and from the river and use of our fleet of Dagger Nomad creek boats.

Call 828.505.2782
Email [email protected] or send a message



Cancellation Policy:  A minimum of 50% deposit is required to book your spot. The balance is due 30 days before the start of the course. If you cancel 30 + days before the class your deposit is refundable minus a $150 booking fee. If you cancel within 30 days of the class your deposit is non-refundable and may be put toward another class. There is no refund given once the course has started.


Meet Anna Levesque

Anna Levesque is the leading expert on paddling instruction for women and yoga for paddling, including SUP Yoga. Named one of the most inspirational paddlers alive by Canoe and Kayak Magazine, Anna’s twenty-plus years of experience as an accomplished international competitor, instructor, coach and author has landed her in mainstream publications such as TIME, SHAPE and SELF.

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"Anna demonstrates excellent technical paddling ability, good personal skills and the ability to engage the group." - Instructor Candidate Evaluation, NC

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