Helen Wilson

Helen Wilson

Location: Arcata, California

Web: greenlandorbust.org

Helen Wilson lives in Arcata, California. She is never far from water and enjoys being underwater as much as being on the surface. Helen specializes in traditional paddling skills using traditional equipment. She competed in the Greenland National Kayaking Championship in 2008 (Qaqortoq, Greenland) and again in 2010 (Nuuk, Greenland), receiving five medals in four disciplines.

In August 2012 Helen and her husband, Mark Tozer, returned to Greenland to host a commercial expedition on the east coast. Their next trip to Greenland is planned for summer 2014. Helen performs rolling demonstrations, presentations and instructs at events worldwide. She has written skills articles for several publications including Sea Kayaker Magazine, The Masik and Ocean Paddler magazine.

In May 2010 she released an instructional DVD, Simplifying the Roll with Helen Wilson. In September 2013 Helen and Mark released a second DVD, Yoga for Outdoor People. Both DVDs are available worldwide. She also serves as a board advisor for Qajaq USA, and her and Mark are organizers of the UK Storm Gathering Symposiums.

Besides from being a kayaker, Helen's other passion is yoga. She is a registered yoga teacher (RYT), and often runs Yoga for Paddlers at kayaking events. For more, visit www.greenlandorbust.org.