Two easy steps to feel secure in wind and waves. Or edging for a tight turn.
When you apply what you're about the learn, what emerges is you feeling stable in waves...
Or edging for a tight turn. Even if you're in steep waves.
It's for you if you have experience using the Greenland paddle, but you're not yet completely relaxed in rough water...
Or crossing eddylines...
Or turning your kayak in the waves.
I know it sounds simple but after 15 years of teaching this I can tell you that the only way you can can feel uncomfortable in the waves is if you are lacking in one of these 2 areas.
Feeling stable in the waves comes down to two steps. If you have both you're stable. But if you're missing one you probably don't feel at ease in all conditions.
You may dream of taking a kayak trip into the wild but worry because you're not sure you have the skills to keep yourself safe.
You're already using the Greenland paddle, and you are committed to developing the techniques that work well with it.
Even if it means trying something a little different, or contrary to what you already learned.
the Inuit have been developing sea kayaking for thousands of years. These techniques are not new.
But they're very new to most paddlers.
In fact if you have taken kayak lessons before you probably learned something that is preventing you from having good balance with your kayak.
What's holding you back is not a lack of skills. You're just missing some refinement in at least 1 of 2 areas.
1. The specific place your paddle needs to be for you to get support.
It's like when you balance on one foot. You feel a little wobbly, but if you just place 1 finger on something solid, like the wall, all of a sudden you're extremely stable. It's not a matter of skill or special talent...
Or practicing for years.
Having your paddle in the right place gives you that kind of easy stability.
2. The second thing is how to move your body naturally so you're always in the most powerful, stable, and comfortable position.
If you don't learn this, edging your kayak may feel hard or unstable.
When you move your body naturally there's no forcing anything. It feels smooth and relaxed.
And you feel in control.
Now is a great time to explore the wild. To have life changing adventures with a few friends.
Maybe you want to be in nature with the peace of mind that allows you to really feel like you belong there.
And to enjoy your vacation.
You may want to avoid a capsize instead of relying on getting back in your kayak.
Each week you get a few easy exercises to practice.
Some you can do from the comfort of your own home.
Some you practice on the water in your kayak.
At the end of each week, we have a zoom call to answer any questions, and make sure everyone has masterer the techniques before we move to the next lesson.
It's only available for Dancing With The Sea Club members so sign up here if you want to join.
If you're already a Club member just click "courses" on the menu, and join the "4 Week Challenge To Kayak Stability".
You have 7 days to try the club for free, look around, sign up for the challenge.
And if within 7 days you're not sure it's for you, simply ask to cancel and you never get charged.
Let's say you stay past the 7 days and you get charged...but you're not completely happy with the results you got.
Or you didn't have time to apply the new techniques.
Or you're not happy for any reason.
Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and ask for a refund.
You get every penny back. No questions asked.
That's my promise.
Why would I do that?
I know this helps people.
And if helping you means I take all the risk that's what I'm willing to do.
And I know that most people will stay and become a happy member of the Club.
If you can make the zoom call each week, that would be great.
If the timing doesn't work for you, send me any questions ahead of time, and I will answer them on the call.
And you can watch the recording.