Private Instruction

angela-1549If you prefer personalized, custom instruction we suggest booking a private kayak lesson. Private instruction allows you to focus on and reach your goals without the distraction of large group needs and logistics. Focus on exactly the skills and goals you want to work on. If you feel like you’ve reached a plateau with your technical skills or your confidence on the river, private instruction will help you break through quickly and effectively to bring your paddling to the next level. Private instruction is ideal for intermediate paddlers.

We offer general skills development as well as specialty instruction in creeking, playboating, video analysis/coaching and rolling.

Private instruction doesn’t have to be a one-to-one ratio. We offer private instruction for groups of up to four people.

Private instruction is appropriate for all skill levels and is based in Western North Carolina. DCIM107GOPRO

Open to both women and men.

Cost for Private Kayak Instruction with Anna Levesque:

$350.00 for one person per day
$600.00 for two people per day ($300.00 per person)
$750.00 for three people per day ($250 per person)
$800.00 for four people per day ($200 per per person)

Includes:  High quality, personalized kayak instruction, any gear you may need and fresh lunch made with organic, whole foods.  Due to the fact that we do customized scheduling for PIs, please contact us by phone 828.333.4482 or click here to contact us via email to let us know what you’d like to work on. You can now Book Online!

Half-Day Instruction

For those of you who want a quick tune-up we offer half-day private instruction as well.

Cost for Half-Day Private Instruction with Anna Levesque:

$300 for two people

Phone 828.333.4482, click here to contact us via email or Book Online!

Private Rolling Instruction:

If you need help with your flatwater or whitewater roll Anna can help! Her results in getting people to roll are some of the best in the industry. When focusing specifically on the roll it’s best to do it with one-on-one instruction for no more than an hour. From October – April Anna can coach at the UNCA pool sessions on Wed evenings. From May – September she can meet you at Woodfin Park or at Ledges on the French Broad River. Please email or call for availability.

Cost for Private Rolling Instruction:


Call: 828.333.4482
E-mail: : [email protected] or send us a message
Book Online: Click here!


Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation Policy:  A minimum of 50% deposit is required to book your spot.* The balance is due 30 days before the class. If you cancel 30 + days before the class your deposit is refundable minus a $75 booking fee. If you cancel within 30 days of the class your deposit is non-refundable and can be put toward another class. Once the class starts there is no refund. *Holiday packages and early bird specials must be purchased in full at the time of registration.

Meet Anna Levesque

Anna Levesque is the leading expert on kayak instruction for women and yoga and wellness 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 and instructor has landed her in mainstream publications such as TIME, SHAPE and SELF magazine.

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