Zen Paddles & Adventures


Northfork Reservoir
Paddling in a kayak can be one of the most peaceful activities you may ever experience, leaving you with a sense of wonder and perspective like nothing else. It’s also great for your mental and physical well-being as it lowers cortisol levels (from stress) in your brain while raising endorphin levels! Zen paddle adventures are designed to put you in unique and beautiful environments and are focused on maximizing your personal experience, leaving you relaxed and happy.  


At this time I am no longer offering Zen paddle adventures. Thank you to all those who came out and paddled with me! It was lovely to meet you and help you discover this amazing way to connect with nature.  Please know that I am happy to honor Individual and Couple packages customers bought from Motivated Zen directly within their one year usage date (from time of purchase) or which were rescheduled due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Please send an email to MZenwellness@gmail.com to make inquiries and I will be happy to reserve dates for you. You may look through locations and their descriptions listed by clicking on the Go There buttons under the Romantic Couple and Zen Paddle Escape Mode descriptions.  





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Timothy Lake
Romantic Couple’s Paddle

This is a 3 hr. Guided Romantic Paddle for two in a beautiful zen location.  There’s a reason gondolas have a romantic history in Europe!  What better way to find romance than to share the experience of gliding along the water together enjoying nature at its most beautiful, without having to think about where to go.  Along the way, share hot cider, or water, as well as a romantic snack. Sunsets are often included, as well as appearances by eagles, osprey, great blue heron, deer, beaver, and the occasional otter. 
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Zen lily

Zen Paddle ~ Escape Mode

This is a zen paddle for those seriously needing to escape their stress for one day, recharge, and gain perspective.  It’s full immersion in the amazing beauty of nature.  Paddles are held on local mountain lakes (spring, summer, fall), coastal bays and rivers, and secluded areas within the Portland metro area waterways (year round).  This tour is a one-to-one experience and includes gentle professional coaching, silence with nature, or just good conversation (as requested), kayak instruction (as needed), and all equipment/gear, and lunch (provided in a beautiful setting).  Walk sandy beaches, fish, swim (summer/fall), or just lazily paddle along and let it all soak in. Guaranteed to renew your spirit, leave you with a sense of peace and well-being, and wanting another escape!  

Locations as scheduled or by request.   (Coastal paddles are arranged around tidal and weather conditions)

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