ACA L4 Whitewater Kayak Instructor Certification Course with Anna



Concerned when you see new paddlers being given misinformation or lead into bad experiences by ineffective instructors and leaders?

Ready to share your passion for kayaking and make a real difference for people?

I’m here to help you:

  • Become a confident leader in Class III whitewater.
  • Develop the mindset to lead by setting boundaries AND being compassionate.
  • Be able to effectively perform and teach technical skill at the highest level in up to Class III whitewater.
  • Cultivate tools to help you and your students acknowledge and overcome fear.
  • Gain greater awareness on safety and risk management.
  • Practice effective teaching to different learning styles and skill levels.
  • Strategies for providing exceptional value to your students via effective feedback.
  • Learn effective stretching and yoga for paddling to increase kayaking longevity.
  • How to run a successful paddlesports business based on service to others.
  • Follow your passion and inspire others.
  • Attain ACA L4 Whitewater Kayaking Instructor Certification.

This Course Includes:

  • 5 days of skills, teaching and safety refinement and practice on lakes and rivers around Asheville, NC.
  • Instruction and coaching by Anna who brings 25 years of experience.
  • Video review of your strokes and skills.
  • Constructive and effective feedback on your paddling, teaching and group management skills.
  • Group setting that is inclusive, empowering and supportive to all participants.
  • A copy of Yoga for Paddling by Anna.
  • Certification paperwork and evaluation submitted to the ACA.

Not all instructor certification courses are equal. I’m proud of my 25 years of experience as a freestyle and extreme race athlete, trip leader, instructor, author, coach and passionate whitewater enthusiast. Want to learn more about my background? Click here.

This course isn’t for people who don’t want to be challenged to improve their skills, leadership and teaching. If you’re looking for an lenient Instructor Trainer who rubber stamps, this course isn’t for you.

Here is a link to ACA requirements and expectations for L4 Whitewater Kayaking:

NOTE: Payment and attendance DO NOT guarantee certification.

Questions? Click here to email me!

2020 Course Dates in Asheville, NC

March 14 – 16, 2020 + March 26th and 27th (All days are required to complete the course)

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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