It's happening again folks! We have some fantastic instructors/coaches coming along, with a great variety of skills and attributes to share. This year we have the addition of some Pilates sessions for kayakers and we think people will be surprised at the benefits to their paddling!
When: June 4-5, 2022
Where: Mersey white water course
What: This course aims to improve technical white water skills to make you smoother and more efficient on the river.
Who: The course is aimed at any paddler who can handle themselves comfortably on the Mersey white water course and is looking to improve or 'tune up' their skills. Dan Hall has been paddling for close to 40 years now but is still learning how to paddle! Dan says "I believe everyone can continue to improve, no matter what level they are at. Never stop learning. Always seek to improve."
Proposed instructors (depending on course numbers):
Yung Ok Yoo (pilates instructor) -
Yungrn ok Yoo is the owner and Principal instructor at True Pilates Sydney Studio in Surry Hills, Sydney. Trained in Sydney and New York, Yung ok has 13 years experience teaching the Pilates method - both nationally and internationally in United States, Brazil and New Zealand.
Yung ok is also civilian Pilates contractor for the Department of Defence. Yung ok has been paddling whitewater since 2015 and has paddled in the Canada, the Americas and NZ.
Location: Mersey River Slalom Course, Mersey Forest Road, Mersey Forest 7304.
Saturday, June 4 AM
-Pilates for kayakers (approximately 40 mins)
-Flatwater session on the lake with the main focus on correcting/improving forward paddling technique but we will also focus on all other strokes. This will be followed by the introduction of a number of slalom inspired flat water training drills (approximately 2 hours)
-River trip focusing on using the water to your advantage, stroke placement rnand efficiency, thus minimising strokes but maximising power (less is more), catching eddies, crossing eddies, creating and using momentum, boofing, group management and more! Some video analysis will be included in this session.
-Pilates for kayakers
Sunday, November 21, AM
-On shore stretching session as warm up
-Consolidation of skills and warm up from Berlin Wall to the slalom course
-Small group quickfire workshops at the slalom course, with some video analysis
-Coaching utilising the slalom gates with some timed runs and video analysis