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Mexico Beginner Trip Photos and Update

It takes courage and an adventurous spirit to travel to a foreign country to learn an ‘adventure sport’ like whitewater kayaking.  And this year’s Girls at Play Mexico beginner trip had an awesome group of  fun, adventurous spirits from across …

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Mexico Update — Intermediate Women's Trip

Last week’s women’s Mexico paddling trip had it all — kayaking, dancing, yoga, massages, sunshine, delicious food, temazcal and eleven awesome female paddlers who joined in the fun! Thanks to everyone who came down on the trip. It was a …

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Week of Rivers with Anna and Andrew Photos

Our first trip of the year was a class III – IV co-ed kayaking trip here in Mexico! We were psyched to have a great group: Cynthia and Curtis from Vancouver, BC, Eric and Mark from Brooklyn, NY and Tim …

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Mexico Update – Barranca Grande Recon Mission

Andrew and I recently arrived in Jalcomulco, Veracruz, Mexico to run our winter kayaking trips. It feels good to be back in this small town on the shores of the Antigua River. We’ve gotten a few days of paddling in …

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Girl Power and Sinking Boat on the Green

A few days before we left Asheville for the Holidays and headed up to the snow we got a great day of paddling in on the Green. It started out with just a few people and grew into a group …

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Understanding a Woman's Approach to Kayaking

During the many years that I’ve taught kayaking to women I’ve observed that we have a unique approach to paddling. So I was intrigued when I came upon a study by a group of UCLA researchers that explores the theory …

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Yoga for Kayaking: Warm-up Flow Sequence

This is one of my favorite yoga flow sequences. It’s quick, beginner friendly and it stretches a lot of the key muscles that get sore from kayaking and from sitting in a kayak. I’ve placed the photo sequence first and …

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Glossary of Recreational Kayaking Terms

This glossary is meant to be a useful resource for new paddlers.  If you have a term that you feel would be a helpful addition or if you have a question about a definition please let me know.  For recreational …

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Glossary of Basic White Water Kayaking Terms

This glossary is a compilation of basic whitewater kayaking terms meant to be a useful resource for new paddlers. If you have a term that you’d like to see added to this article or if you have questions about a …

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8 Nutritional Considerations for Women by Jess Sherman

I met Jess this past summer during the Ladies Paddling Retreat at MKC up in Ontario. She is a nutritionist and a whitewater canoe and kayak instructor. This is information that she presented during the paddling retreat on healthy nutrition …

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