You wimp. All wives should learn kayaking from their husbands!
NOT! A couple of other thoughts, ...I too have had great instruction from RMOC, even if I have had poor experiences with their front office when making reservations, and it might be cool to take lessons in your new backyard (Colorado)! RMOC is not residential like Otter Bar, but what's not to love about Greater Salida?
And there is nothing wrong with doing a few days in the Golden play park. Last summer a few of us hired a freestyle pro woman and had a blast with a small group of kayakers who ranged from Class II to Class IV+, there was something for everybody to work on.
And Mary and Phil deReimer of Lotus, California do a great job with students (www.adventurekayaking.com
) and of course the Longs** at Cascade Raft and Kayak are unbelievable (Payette area, Idaho). Plus here are a few events this summer (clinics) just for women with Anna Levesque. I am not adamant about being in women's-only classes and have had some so-so female instructions, but for a strong intermediate trying to learn more advanced stuff, I think a session with Anna (or at least her videos), is really worth it. She has great tips on equipment, outfitting and learning moves without a lot of muscle.
From her site www.watergirlsatplay.com
July 29/30 in Glenwood and Aug. 5/6 in Salida.
** rumors abound about Longs teaching a slalom/river running clinic near Buena Vista this August. If that happens, jump on it with both feet!