Intro to Whitewater Kayaking with Anna



“Anna is great at breaking down the fundamentals.”

“Anna has lots of skills and delivers what she knows in digestable chunks appropriate to your skill level.”

“This was my first experience whitewater kayaking, and I loved it! I felt safe and confident as a beginner on the water, knowing that with Anna I was in good hands.”

Tired of self-doubt running your life?

Ready to challenge yourself to face fears with courageous action and confidence?

Learning to whitewater kayak takes you beyond the joy of being outside and having fun. It’s an opportunity to flex your physical and mental muscles in the face of your self-imposed limitations on and off the water.

These two days will give you a solid foundation in the basics of whitewater kayaking AND tools to cultivate courage and confidence on and off the water.

And it’s REALLY fun, based in Asheville, NC!

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Exceptional instruction and practical progressions from a 25 year veteran of whitewater kayaking and Instructor Trainer Educator (I train the trainers who train instructors 🙂 Learn more about me.
  • All of the equipment you need (except baselayers and shoes). I provide kayak, paddle,sprayskirt,helmet and lifejacket.
  • Delicious locally prepared organic lunch on the river.
  • Effective support to help you move through fears and challenges that come up for you, especially when flipping upside down for the firs time 🙂
  • Small class, limited to 5 students only.
  • ‘Come as you are’ atmosphere – no judgement or pressure!

Results you’ll get from taking an intro to whitewater kayaking with me:

  • Increased confidence on and off the water. The thrill of successfully navigating rapids shows you what’s possible in your life.
  • Increased knowledge of the sport and whitewater safety.
  • A basic ability to read whitewater.
  • Ability to perform a wet exit, basic strokes and maneuvers.
  • A big smile on your face. 🙂

What’s Included:

  • Accommodation based on double occupancy.
  • 2 vegetarian dinners (Friday and Saturday).
  • Food for make your own breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.
  • 2 river lunches (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Kayak, paddle, sprayskirt, helmet, lifejacket.
  • Transport from accommodations to river and back.
  • World class whitewater kayak coaching.
  • World class mindset coaching.
  • Yoga for paddling mini-sessions.

As an instructor and instructor trainer educator in whitewater kayaking, I’m known for:

  • Motivating people to turn obstacles into opportunities.
  • Breaking down concepts into simple and practical progressions that set students up for success.
  • Being a calm and patient instructor. I’m 100% present for you and for the group, and committed to having you achieve the results you came for. I have nothing else to do and nowhere else to go.

Join me for a fun weekend of adventure and confidence building!

Dates: July 18 – 19, 2020

This is the only intro to whitewater kayaking I’m offering this season. Don’t miss it!

Cancelation policy:

Once your payment is made it is non-refundable. If you choose to cancel more than 60 days from the start date of the program a credit valid for 1 year will be given for the amount of the deposit, with the exception of any international trips or retreats. You’ll be able to use that toward any program.

If you cancel within 30 days of the start date of a program your payment is non-refundable and you forfeit any credit. This means that if you want to take the program at another time you’ll need to re-register and pay the amount in full.

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 is a super skilled kayaker, very concise and clear while catering to all skill levels." - Instructor Candidate Evaluation, NC

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