• Wilmette Kayak Adventure

    Duration
    2 hours

    Folks who join us on 2-hour guided sea kayaking adventures experience the thrills and tranquility of a paddling getaway without the class structure of a skills course. We paddle out of Gillson Park in Wilmette, IL, (our primary location) or Skokie Lagoons.

  • Kayaking Fundamentals II

    Duration
    10am - 4pm

    If you already have a solid paddling foundation, this is the course to take you to the next level. Learn advanced paddle strokes and rescue techniques from our certified kayak guides. This is a sure fire way to increase your competence and confidence on the water.

  • Kayaking Fundamentals I

    Duration
    10am - 4pm

    Our nationally certified kayak guides will have you well on your way to a fulfilling career of paddling safely and effectively, and you’ll have a blast while you’re at it! No prior experience necessary for this full day kayak course that introduces paddlers to basic and intermediate strokes, rescues and water awareness.

  • Sunrise Tai Chi and Kayaking

    Duration
    6:30 - 8:30 AM

     With a brain-oriented holistic approach to health, Body & Brain Yoga Tai Chi training improves flexibility and strength, gives tools for living mindfully and how to create a more balanced and holistic lifestyle. Our gentle exercises are suitable for all ages and body types! In the 45 minute demonstration, you'll experience light stretching for increased flexibility, strength, improved circulation and alignment. We'll work on breathing exercises that include deep breathing to relax your body and clear your mind. Then we'll do Tai Chi postures  to learn to shift your focus away from your busy day and in the present moment.  

    A one-hour guided paddling excursion will follow the Body & Brain Yoga Tai Chi practice. It's the perfect time to appreciate moving freely and feeling your balance atop the water following the grounding Body & Brain session.

    The Tai Chi aspect is a mixture of Tai Chi and KiGong:


    Tai Chi is an Asian martial art practiced for many reasons including defense training, its health benefits such as balance and core strengthening. The chi in Tai Chi means qi or ki, “life energy.” The concept of Tai Chi appears in Taoist philosophy, where it represents the fusion of Ying and Yang into a single ultimate.

    Ki gong is a powerful system of healing and energy medicine from Asia. It is the art and science of using breathing techniques, gentle movement, and meditation to cleanse, strengthen, and circulate the life energy, Ki. Ki is the animating power that flows through all living things. Gong is translated as cultivation or work, and definitions include practice, skill, mastery, and achievement. The two words are combined to describe systems to cultivate and balance life energy.

  • Summer Holiday Kayaking

    Duration
    2 hours, 10am - 12pm

    You’ve got the day off. You might as well make an adventure of it! Join us on the next summer holiday for a guided kayak adventure right here in Chicagoland. These kayaking tours are informal and compound the fun of a day off work!