The Flow State: Episode 2 Show Notes (Rescue PFDs)

Welcome to our show notes for Episode 2 of the Flow State, where we talk about rescue PFDs. Show notes are here to explain some fine points, offer some outside resources, and give you a good overview of the show itself. Feel free to leave comments, questions, or suggestions for future episodes in the comment…

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Range of Motion Warmups for Kayakers

I am discovering a personal need to seek out exercise that helps me maintain a base-line level of strength, flexibility, and balance. I finally have reached that age. I don’t actually know for sure that there is a pre-determined age for when the fitness we know from our youth requires constant and diligent maintenance, but I…

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7 Ways to Change Your Perspective

Sometimes all we need in order to take the next step is a little change in perspective. Perhaps even more than technique or hard-skill improvement, paddlers are looking for a way to strengthen their nerve so as to execute those skills when it matters most with little question. Regardless of what’s holding you back from…

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An Open Letter to a Future Instructor

A few weeks back, I received an inquiry about our upcoming ACA Whitewater Instructor Certification course. The prospective student asked about whether or not the course was a good fit based on current skills, experience, and level of confidence. I’ve been in three of these courses in the last two years, one being my own certification…

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H2o Dreams, Exciting Announcement for 2016!

It is with much anticipation that I make the announcement for our new 2016 program, and it has come time for us to put the elitism aside and and to embrace what we have needed to embrace for a long time now. Whitewater Kayak instruction overall has been a tough sell to many folks over the…

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Leading Blind

Having taken a on a much larger role within H2o Dreams this past year, I found myself aboard a plane on New Year’s Day on my way to Chile for three packed full weeks of prepping, leading, and finally, unwinding from our Chile Enchantment trip. This was going to be an entirely new experience for me…

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