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September Club Meeting - Girl's at Play: "Stretching and Yoga for Paddlers"

  • 06 Sep 2011
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Garden Hills Community Center

Girls at Play "Stretching and Yoga for Paddlers"

Come join us for the Tuesday after Labor Day for a presentation on stretching and yoga for paddlers.   Anna Leveque will lead the presentation,  which is coed!

 Stretching for Paddling Longevity

In this new seminar well-known paddling instructor, found of Girls at Play and registered Yoga teacher, Anna Levesque, teaches you how to stretch and strengthen your body for optimum paddling longevity. Anna has been paddling, competing in and instructing whitewater  kayaking for over 15 years in over 12 countries around the world.  During this time she has come to realize that paddling can be hard on the body, especially  if we don’t take the time to stretch the muscles that we over-use and strengthen the muscles that we under-use.  You don’t have to paddle difficult water to strain your body.  In fact, just the way we sit in our kayaks (recreational, touring or whitewater) and paddle can lead to stiffness, reduced range of motion and even injury in our shoulders, hips and back. 

To keep our bodies healthy, remain comfortable in our boats and paddle well into our golden years, it’s important to learn about and take care of the major muscle groups used during paddling. Have you ever heard of the illiopsoas?  If not that’s ok because you’ll know all about it by the end of the seminar.  You’ll leave with knowledge and stretches that will help your body feel comfortable, strong and supple for many years to come in and out of your boat.  This talk is important for paddlers or all ages and abilities.


Anna Levesque is a world-class paddler and instructor dedicated to enhancing the lives of women through kayaking, yoga and travel.  Anna’s fifteen-plus years of experience as an accomplished international competitor, instructor and guide has placed her as the leading expert in her field.  She is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, having had a steady practice for over ten years and having completed over 300 hours of yoga teacher training.

As an athlete Anna was a member of the Canadian Freestyle Kayak Team from 1999 to 2003 and earned a bronze medal at the Freestyle World Championships in 2001. She placed in the top 3 in several freestyle competitions and extreme races during that time and has paddled in over 10 countries around the world.

Anna combines her expertise in kayaking with her experience as a yoga instructor to provide a healthy, fun and empowering experience for her students.

See you on the 6th!

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Time:     7pm- Social (Half)Hour, 7:30pm Meeting; presentation
              will start at 8PM

Date:     Tuesday,  September 6th

Where:  Garden Hills Community Center

Who:     Members, Guests are always welcome!

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