ChiRunning & Walking


Would you like to run or walk without injury or pain?
Interested in making it easier?  More graceful?
Learn the Chi technique to energize your movement.

Chi Running® and Chi Walking® techniques are based on the same principles and orientation as Yoga, Pilates, and T’ai Chi: shifting the work to core muscles (away from your legs!); integrating mind and body; and focused on overall and long-term performance and well-being. Whether you’re injured, a beginner, a marathon runner, a triathlete, or someone who runs or walks to stay fit, Chi Running & Chi Walking have helped thousands improve their technique, reduce injury and achieve personal goals.

  • Run without pain, or keep old injuries at bay for the rest of your life
  • Increase your speed while reducing effort
  • Finish a pain-free race

Need some Scientific proof?
Want to learn more?  Check out some Chi Resources: Click here.


Individual & Small Group Instruction

  • Private 60-90 minute sessions to address current running form & practice chi techniques
  • Follow-up appointments: Get a form check with video gait evaluation, deepen your practice and training support
  • Race training: Build a training schedule that fits your life


Private Sessions
:

$90 for an initial 90 minute session:   

$75 for subsequent one hour sessions:   

Purchase a package of private individual sessions:
Three for $210
   

Five for $325   

(click on the yellow number to purchase)

Have questions or want to set up an appointment right now?  Email me and let’s do this!

Form Check

You’ve got a picture in your mind of how you run, walk and move.
See it to be sure.
Video evaluation is a very powerful tool to help you correlate what it “looks”  like to what it “feels” like.

And yet, the mere mention of video taping can cause panic or dread to rise up.  There are not many people who actually delight in being taped AND it’s not that bad.  A video session is a mere moment in time (not endless torture) and is hands down the best tool there is to improve running form and get to the bottom of any aches, pain or injuries.  No shower, make-up, or blown out hair required.

No matter what your movement practice, seeing the video can provide clues and help to make you more efficient and less prone to injury.

We’ll video tape you in motion – from each side, front and back. We’ll observe you running and/or walking in shoes, and barefoot if you like, and then replay the video in slow and stop motion to get a good look at the basic mechanics of your movement.

Session can be done in person, or via video link.

Includes written analysis and recommendations for strategies to resolve any pain and simply improve your form.

Investment: $75

Small Group Instruction

Interested in a running or walking workshop for you and some friends or co-workers?
(Scheduling 4 hours):

– 3 people = $135 per person
– 4 people = $125 per person
– 5 people = $115 per person
– 6 to 10 people = $100 per person

***If you get a group of 6 or more people together and a venue, your registration is FREE!
Email for more information and to schedule your group.

Public half day workshops:

You will be guided through many exercises and drills to give you a good sense of what the Chi Running or Chi Walking technique feels like in your body. Group size is limited to give participants lots of personal attention.

Chi Running half day workshop:  $135

Chi Walking half day workshop:  $110

Find our more about workshops, or to purchase a workshop, visit events page.

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Supporting Your Chi Practice:

Refresher Sessions and Mini-Clinics will allow you to deepen your practice and connect with other runners & walkers.

Chi Run or Chi Walk Refreshers: Come with questions and join us for a refresher designed to keep your practice fresh in your mind!  We will answer your questions, guide you through body looseners, and take you on a guided run. Cost is FREE.

Chi Mini-Clinics: Have questions about Chi Walking or Chi Running? Whether you are a Chi Runner or Chi Walker come and get your questions answered, learn new focuses and deepen your practice. Get videotaped for instant feedback and improve your form, with renewed body awareness! These clinics are limited to 10 people and cost is $25/person.

Chi Form Checks & Track Work Out: Once a month I’ll head to a track specifically for form checks.  Come and run with me!  You can do the track work out, or not – that’s up to you. Check your form (via video) and get some tips for improvement.  Work on speed, or simply focus on form.  Cost is $10/person, payable on site.

Chi Refresher Runs/Walks, Mini-Clinics and Form Checks are scheduled monthly. Please check here for specific dates and locations.

Ready to race?  Check out race training programs!

RESOURCES

 

My running bio:  I began running in 1997. Partially as a stress release, and if I'm being honest, mostly to mend a broken heart.  I ran outside, to feel better inside.  I had run before then, but periodically, at midnight, as a study break ~ so I don’t count that.  It was in 2000 that I decided to train for, and run my first marathon.  An out of shape and over-weight co-worker recommended that I start with a half, as the full is too hard.  I am not one to be told what to do, and pretty much took that as dare.  Within the hour I signed up for the Seattle full (finished in 3:45).  I’ve run countless shorter races and at the moment, twelve marathons (including Boston, twice) with a 3:16 best (NYC) and a couple of 50k's.  I’ve also dabbled in sprint and olympic distance triathlons but thus far, found the run to be my true love.  Over the last few years, I’ve begun to run trails and ran in the Grand Canyon twice – once from the South Rim to the North, and then nine months later, from the North Rim to the South, and back.  Running (and moving in general) is more than a passion.  It permeates my life.  It’s a direct line to my power, and my way to release stress and tension, and connect to my body.  I fully intend to be that little 80-year-old woman running on the beach some day.  In the mean time, I’ll continue to experiment on trails, and likely be talked into running a few more marathons ~ just for fun!