NOLS Blog

Browse by Category

Rumi Kodama

Rumi Kodama
Rumi is an expedition coordinator and wilderness therapy guide in Alaska, a NOLS instructor, Canadian, and paramedic. She likes to canoe on oceans and rivers, hike untrammeled mountains, and gravitates towards extreme races like the Yukon River Quest. In between adventures, she can be found spending quality time with a good book or working on a knitting project on her favorite couch in Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

Recent Posts

Growing Confidence through Solo Canoeing

By Rumi Kodama on 6/14/17 8:47 AM

Editor’s note: Instructor Rumi Kodama takes us inside the connection between person and paddle as she develops her whitewater canoeing skills.

Knowing and understanding a canoe stroke goes much deeper than the movement of the paddle. It’s all about the interplay between the paddle, the canoe, and the movement of the water.

Read More

Topics: Educators Notebook, whitewater canoeing