Greenlandic Paddling Workshop

with Cheri Perry and Turner Wilson
Greenlandic Skills

Distance: 6-9 miles

Duration: 5-6 hours

Price: $175 per day

Optional Friday evening yoga workshop, 6-8pm, $25, Satya Yoga Center in Rhinebeck, appropriate for all levels, no yoga experience necessary.

Private sessions available Friday, $100/hour

Cheri and Turner are sole partners in Kayak Ways LLC, a venture based on the notion that the traditional kayaking skills of the Inuit seal catchers offer valuable lessons for the modern day recreational kayaker. For the last seven years they've have been going far and wide teaching these uniquely consistent and practical kayaking skills.

Explore the elegance and ease of Greenland strokes: canted, sliding, vertical, bow & stern sweeps, bow & stern rudders, sculling draws. Learn the balance brace, sculling brace, and chest scull, as well as low, high, and deep pry brace recoveries. Engage the extensive Greenland rolling repertoire: Layback, forward, and sculling rolls with the paddle, norsaq, hand, and more!

Cheri and Turner have mentored skinny stick skills all over the world. Cheri competed in the Greenland National Kayaking Championships in both 2004 and 2005. She is widely regarded as one of the best Greenland-style kayak rollers in the world. Turner is one of those rare paddlers outside of Greenland who began paddling with a traditional blade. He competed in the 2005 Greenland National Kayaking Championships in Paamiut, winning six Gold Medals.

Cheri and Turner will be giving all-day group sessions on Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5.

Cost is $175 per day. Maximum number of students is 8. Private sessions are available Friday, October 3.

In addition, on Friday Cheri will be offering a two-hour "Yoga for Paddlers" workshop: Learn how yoga can help you with your rolling and paddling skills. This workshop is appropriate for those new to yoga as well as experienced yogis and yoginis. 6-8pm, at Satya Yoga Center in Rhinebeck.

For more information, or to sign up, contact