Community Workshop: Intro to Chi Running®

Posted by on Oct 15, 2015 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Intro to Chi Running®
with Master Instructor Chris Griffin — Free Admission
Wednesday, 10/21 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm

chi-running for newsletterWe are psyched for our next community workshop on Chi Running ® — a technique developed to minimize the pain and pounding of running in favor of a more relaxed, highly efficient, less effortful discipline. Chi Running® teaches you how to run by using your core muscles, aligning yourself correctly, and relaxing and cooperating with the pull of gravity. Combining modern physics and biomechanics with the concepts and principles of Tai Chi, Yoga, and Pilates, Chi Running® can increase mental clarity and focus, offer you a competitive edge, and make running accessible for those just looking for a safe lifelong program for health, fitness, and well-being. We will cover the technique as it applies to walking as well, and will not be doing any “workout/running” — so feel free to come right after work, dinner or whatever life has planned for you!

Beginner runners are welcome and athletic clothing is not needed. This event is currently full, but RSVP here to save a spot on the waitlist! Please cancel 24 hours in advance if you will not be attending to make room for other participants.


About the Instructor

Chris Griffin, a Master Chi Running®/Chi Walking® Instructor has been a runner for over 25 years, and has experienced all of running’s challenges, injuries, pain and exhaustive physical effort. But, after coming across Chi Running®/Chi Walking®, his experience of movement was forever changed. His running and walking went from result-focused fitness sports to process-oriented practices. The irony is, he has since finished in the top of his age group in multiple 5K, 10K, Dipsea Races and marathons (most recently qualifying for the Boston Marathon)….all injury free, with less effort and more enjoyment. Chris lives in Marin and travels throughout the United States and internationally, teaching this technique. You can contact him at gumpchi@gmail.com or check out his website here.