Ready for a fun, fit and relaxing summer weekend adventure?
Come explore the water trails of beautiful Asheville, NC via stand up paddleboard!
Float down the French Broad River, challenge your balance with SUP yoga and learn the basics for effective paddling.
This weekend includes:
- Paddleboard equipment including board, paddle, PFD, leash and SUP yoga anchor.
- SUP 101 class where you learn how to effectively paddle forward, turn, stop, fall off and more 🙂
- SUP yoga class. Enjoy the extra focus and challenge of floating yoga, and the most peaceful relaxation pose of your life!
- Guided paddleboard tour down the French Broad River from Hominy Creek to New Belgium Brewing in the River Arts District.
- Guided paddleboard tour down the Biltmore Section of the French Broad where you can enjoy both the river and unique views of the Biltmore House.
- 2 delicious, organic river lunches.
- Small group size, limited to 6 participants.
This weekend is fun, adventurous and empowering – the water trails of the Blue Ridge Mountains await you!
All-levels welcome, no prior experience necessary. World class instruction and coaching from renowned paddler and coach, Anna Levesque – learn more about Anna.
Saturday Morning Flatwater and Skills Building
Saturday morning we’ll head to a flatwater section of the French Broad or Lake Julian for an intro to SUP and a SUP yoga class.
Even if you haves ome SUP experience this intro will provide you with deeper knowledge and tools to elevate your paddling and your fun!
We’ll start by talking about equipment, move to an overview of basic stroke technique on land and then head out on the water. Once we launch and stand up, we’ll review stroke technique including forward stroke, sweep strokes, stopping and more!
We’ll finish our morning with a SUP yoga class for relaxation and processing. After this session you’ll have increased confidence and balance on the board.
We’ll pause to enjoy a fresh bagged lunch by the water provided by our local, organic food market.
Saturday Afternoon Intro to River SUP
This afternoon we take our skills to some moving water on the French Broad by running a section from Hominy Creek park to the River Arts District.
You’ll get a lesson and safety briefing on the features of moving water and how to work with them (or avoid them) for effortless paddling in current.
Once we deepen our understanding of current it’s time to experience the river by launching and working our skills as we travel down the river and enjoy the scenery!
This is a 4 mile trip.
After the river we’ll enjoy a celebratory beverage at a riverside brewery!
Sunday Funday Full Day on the River!
Today we explore the Biltmore Section of the French Broad!
This is a 7 mile stretch that passes by the famous Biltmore Estate.
We’ll continue to work on skills with the potential of learning new ones!
This is the most scenic stretch of the French Broad near Asheville with unique views of the Biltmore House from the water.
We’ll find a sweet spot to stop and enjoy lunch on the river.
To end the day, and the weekend, we’ll share what we learned, accomplished and overcame with our new community of SUP sisters.
Only one weekend is available with 6 spots. Don’t miss out!
Dates: June 22 – 23, 2019
Cancelation Policy: A minimum of a 50% deposit is required to confirm your reservation. If you cancel your reservation within 30 days of the start date of the program your deposit is non-refundable. We extend credit for the calendar year. If you cancel prior to 30 days before the program start you deposit is refundable minus a $75 booking fee. The balance is due 30 days from the start of the program.
*Note that we do not cancel programs due to rain. These are rain or shine programs! Anna will give you guidance on how to dress appropriately for a rainy day.