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[Freeride Chef Kayak Natural]
5 day online course $150 (CAD)
( ~$114.27 USD )
8 ish hours of live and pre-recorded content
Online (live + recorded) kayaking & yoga & breathing classes for kayakers who want to get better at kayaking. 100% guarantee of becoming the best or second-best kayaker in your friend group, definitely trending in that direction ;)
My next online course is on October 22-26, 2020
"My objective here is to assist people in approaching whitewater with confidence by focusing on basic skillsets and easy to overlook physiological details that will lead to stronger decision making and a lifetime of great days on the water. I have chosen to focus on specific techniques that kayakers typically stop paying attention too as they progress. I train these techniques to stay fit mentally and physically and I call on the basics when paddling to stay on line, no matter what difficulty of whitewater I am in."
The $150 ($Canadian$) Course includes ~8 hours of instruction and discussion:
Developing basic skills will ultimately help you progress safely into becoming a stronger kayaker. I take a long term approach with my training and the 2 live kayaking classes in this course are going to reflect that with detailed explanations, techniques, and drills for improved boat control and river awareness.
Class 1 will focus on the what's where's why's who's and how's of eddies. Class 2 will be about integrating techniques and practices from off the water too on.
3 Yoga classes that focus on the areas of the body that speak to me as a kayaker lead by myself (Benny) live on Zoom. I am a Certified Yoga Instructor but I am very much still scratching at the surface of multiple yoga practices and systems, learning what works best for my body. My approach to teaching yoga is simple and straightforward. We will do a different set of postures each class with a workshop/demo first to prepare.
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Breathing techniques - To start and/or finish our sessions, I will share breathing practices I use to: stay calm, get focused, control myself, build confidence. During our last meeting, I will share some stories on how some basic breathing knowledge and techniques have helped me on the river.
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Healthy recipes: Two custom recipes to fuel your training and recovery, designed to make you less hungry: Benny's Fckn Chickpea Curry, and Benny's favourite Fckn smoothie.
Now that I am teaching kayaking I am starting to notice... a lot. The struggle to keep the boat flat, losing control of the edge while crossing eddy lines, flipping in seemingly random but totally predictable situations. Along with more attention to the details of technique, body, and breath awareness, a strong reliable core will help a kayaker's confidence and progression. We are going to sprinkle in core exercises throughout the yoga and kayaking classes.
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My approach to progression is:
-identify the best tools for the job and sharpen them
-high volumes of repetition
-train the body with the intention of increasing endurance
-understand my skills
-understand the skills of others
What works for me will work for you. Everything I do is intended to keep me safe, stable, and stoked when I approach my physical and mental thresholds.
Private online coaching + $150 (CAD) / hour focused on what you want more of. We can tackle a specific goal together, or we could tackle a 6 pack and talk some shit. Want some behind the scenes? I've got that. We can watch Dream and DayDream and Ill fill you in on the best stories from the shoot plus give you a glimpse into what the third movie: Wetdream but this is your time, let's use it to fuel growth.
P.S. In-person kayak instruction is incredibly valuable and not something being replaced here. You should always look for ways to further your whitewater education locally. My retreats, the Serrasolses Bro's camps, and Evan Garcia's Whitewater Masters courses will continue. I highly recommend checking out your local group and private options. Finding a good whitewater kayaking instructor is a sure way to gain more experience safely and continue learning.
©Miles Clark Photo
2 time Rider of the Year
Whitewater Grand Prix Medalist
Bested Dane Jackson more than once
2nd place to Bren Orton in something, once, maybe?