Whitewater Kayak and Canoe Clinics
Learn basic boat-handling, river-reading, and safety techniques that will help you feel more comfortable and to “Play” the river. Our two-day clinics start on flat water, then go to moving water, work up to whitewater, and finally a full-river adventure.
These clinics are designed for those who have been kayaking before. Instruction will focus on eddy turns, peel outs, and ferries. This clinic is offered in a one or two day format. Clearwater Sports provides all the equipment and transportation from the shop. Don’t forget extra clothes and a towel!
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Please call for required reservations. 802-496-2708 Costs above are per participant.
Kayak Safety Clinic
This clinic is a must for those who want to develop their paddling skills and take their adventures to new heights. Instruction includes paddle and bracing strokes, paddling efficiency, safety, and solo and assisted re-entry rescue techniques.
$75.00+tax (rental if you don’t have your own boat).
Kayak Roll Classes
This two-hour class emphasizes Eskimo rolls, safety, wet-exits, and basic paddle strokes. Limited to five paddlers per instructor, you will receive one-on-one instruction.
$45+ tax per class of 3 or more
Semi-private $65+ tax per class of up to 2
This clinic is designed to teach you the skills that will allow you to walk freely and safely throughout the backwoods of Vermont without the need to stay on the beaten path. This hands-on workshop will emphasize awareness skills and show you how to have fun with map and compass. First you will learn basic compass skills to allow you to successfully run our bearings course. This will lead to developing such concepts as reading a topographic map, shooting a bearing, declination, and low impact hiking. Finally we will use our new found skills to do a point to point bushwhack, totally off trail, to graduate you into the world of the safe off-trail wanderer.
$60+ tax per person.
Reservations required in advance.
Please call 802-496-2708 or email [email protected]
Stand Up Paddleboard Instruction and Techniques
Stand up paddle boarding is the fastest growing water sport in the world. Learn how to properly size a board for yourself, paddling techniques and carving turns. No matter how you decide to use your SUP- it’s great exercise!
$125+ tax Private (includes complimentary board)
$95+ tax per person Semi Private (includes complimentary board)
$75+ tax per person Group 4 or more (includes complimentary board)
Please call for required reservations. 802-496-2708
Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga
Join Clearwater Sports for SUP Yoga this summer and enjoy the natural tranquility that comes with mindful yoga asana while floating on water. The gorgeous mountain valley and serene lake provide perfect conditions for meditative experiences. Drop into your inner peace through the gift of self-love and self-care.
In SUP yoga, your paddle board will be your yoga mat floating on the flatwater of Blueberry Lake! Gentle winds may softly guide you and your SUP to and fro – this enhances the yoga experience by inspiring mindfulness, concentration, and balance. Shaina will offer slow paced vinyasa flow movements with modifications and variations to accommodate for all levels – from total newbies to intermediate practitioners alike.
We will meet at Blueberry Lake where you will grab your gear. Class begins with a 7-10 minute warmup paddle to one of the lake’s protected coves. Shaina will then lead class with an emphasis on relaxation and the gradual opening of the body. The asana sequence will be followed by a brief sitting meditation before a leisurely paddle back to shore.
Classes are approximately 75 minutes and include the paddle board, paddle, and PFD. Please arrive at Blueberry Lake 10-15 minutes early to grab your gear and get situated in the water. Please wear a swimsuit or other appropriate clothing, and bring a towel, sunblock, and water bottle (please no single-use plastic!). All levels are encouraged to join and you must know how to swim!
Shaina Levee, M.A. has been training in Hatha Yoga since 2006 and meditation since 2002. She is a somatic psychotherapist and body worker in private practice since 2007. She currently practices out of her offices in Stowe and Brookfield. She has been teaching mindfulness through movement and meditation in Vermont since 2014. She is a SUP enthusiast who loves integrating the wisdom of yoga and meditation with the gentle nature of water. Shaina is a devotee of Sadguru Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Kerala, India’s infamous “hugging saint”.
$45 +tax includes Board Rental + tax per Session
$25+ tax per Session (bring your own board)
$120+ tax SUP Yoga Three Class Punch Card
$60+ tax SUP Yoga Three Class Punch Card (bring your own board)