New Home Forums Course Ideas & Outlines Revolutionizing Sea kayaking

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    Paulo Ouellet

    1) WHAT is the eCourse all about that you’re inspired to create? Describe it.

    The course is about integrating the thousand year old Inuit techniques to give the paddler more control with less stress on the body. And to create a mindset shift that brings the paddler in harmony with the sea.

    2) Out of all the options, WHY are you most excited to create this eCourse? Explain.

    I think sea kayaking is being taught using river kayaking techniques that are great for 20 something year olds planning to go down water falls, but it’s completely the wrong skills for the 50 + year old who just want to feel at peace exploring on the ocean. And I’m excited to bring more relevant techniques to the sport.

    3) Describe WHO you are creating this eCourse for. Describe them.

    They love to explore, and they love to be on the ocean. Being 40 years old or more they prefer to conserve energy, and use thecniques that are easier on the joints, and more efficient. They want to feel confident and at peace while enjoying wonderful moments with their freinds. They don’t want to feel scared of capsizing.

    4) Describe the TRANSFORMATION or benefits they’ll receive by going through your eCourse.

    After going through my course the student will have the confidence and skill to use the Greenland paddle with elegance and efficiency. And have a powerful and efficient forward stroke that also gives them the instant bracing support they need for feeling comfortable paddling in the waves.

    5) Using your skills, tools and resources, HOW do you intend to facilitate the ultimate transformation? What’s the process you envision?
    I envision a video to show a new skill and show the exercises. A checklist to print and bring with them on the kayak as a reference for when they do the exercises on the water. And a debriefing video to watch afterwards, where they can check to make sure they are on the right track. And learn how to eveluate themselves.

    6) If your eCourse was a person, how would you describe its PERSONALITY or VIBES?
    The course sees the kayak as an extention to the body and kayaking as an effortless movement that is easy to learn. The water is there to help you, and support you, if you learn to harmonize with it. Staying safe is about developing skills, not about being scarred of the ocean.


    Bobbie Jo Van Den Plas

    brings the paddler in harmony with the sea… want to feel at peace exploring on the ocean… to feel confident and at peace while enjoying wonderful moments… The water is there to help you, and support you, if you learn to harmonize with it.

    Can I just say I LOVE everything about this!!! This is great! As a lover of the ocean and a believer in our connection and being at one/peace with it all… I would still be petrified without the skills on a kayak (I capsized on a wee little river). I want to take your course then paddle on out and peacefully connect with confidence! This is GREAT!!!!

    I know in a previous campfire you mentioned about personal transformation and wondered how you could bring it more into your course. Well, I believe you are already! I’m all about the ocean and transformation, and you are actually physically bringing them there (or teaching them to get on that water!) to connect. Have you heard of Blue Mind? I met the author of the book and am going to the upcoming conference in June. It’s all about our connection to water and how it makes us happier and healthier.

    Anyway, in a coconut shell, you are offering so much more depth than you realize! This is Fin-flippin’tastic!!!!


    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide

    Really really loving your passion and perspecitve. This is exactly how I play golf as well.

    I’d love for you to dig up some of the ancient stories and myths about kayaking and perhaps merge some storytelling along with the lessons.

    This is a great start Paulo. Keep going. Keep playing. Keep making your daily videos for practice!!


    Paulo Ouellet

    Thanks Bobbie Jo, I will check out Blue mind and maybe there is something I can include in my course. Now that I am using this great creative format I am thinking of a lot more ways to weave in higher transformational lessons. And that is awesome because that’s what I am more passionate about. Kayaking will be a vehicle for something deeper and more meaningful.

    Thanks Brad. I would love to include ancient stories also. They are a bit hard to come by but I will try to dig some out. There are some subtle body movements that I think might be a little like learning golf, and I wonder how golf instructors manage to get those across. Maybe there are tricks that I could pick up like how to get those of us who are not in our bodies very much to become more aware of the body sensation.




    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide

    Awesome. Definiltey research.

    I think the biggest thing is breaking it down into cool, simple lessons that you can give them specific exercises to go away and apply immediately.

    I think you should definitely explore a module/checkpoint on body awareness sensations.

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