Welcome Back to Running!
Guided by Shannon Smith,
Certified ChiRunning® and ChiWalking® Instructor
Coming back from an injury? Tired of pain? Have you been told that running is bad for your knees, your joints, your feet? Are you new to running? Do you only want to walk? Do you run a couple of miles? Are you a marathoner? Regardless of where you are at or what your goals are, the simple techniques in ChiRunning® and ChiWalking® will help you move with more efficiency while preventing injury. I will guide you through these techniques and analyze your running form to help you walk smart, run happy, and breathe easy. You got this!
CHIRUNNING HALF DAY WORKSHOP
March 28, 2021 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
April 18, 2021 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
May 16, 2021 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: West Boylston, MA
This is a relaxed, fun workshop to learn the basics of the ChiRunning Technique including:
Easy drills to help you feel the ChiRunning form in your body.
Small group with individual instruction and helpful feedback.
Demonstrations, fun exercises, and technique drills - not a lot of running
Appropriate for ALL levels of runners - regardless of your fitness level.
Indoor venue however we will be outside weather permitting.
All current Covid protocols must be followed.
$125 per person
MASS CENTRAL RAIL TRAIL CHIWALKING® AND CHIRUNNING® WALK/RUN
Saturday Mornings at 7:00 AM
Join us for some Saturday morning fresh air! Everyone is welcome! Walk or run at your own pace. We will start out together with body looseners and then you can head out at your own pace - walking or running. Once you are warmed up, I will provide feedback on your form and help answer any questions you might have. We will go out for 30 minutes, then turn around and head back. Or if you prefer to extend your run, go for it! This is not a training session or race. This is a time for like minded walkers and runners to get out and enjoy some fresh air.
Cost is $5.00 per person.
Email me at to join us.
RUNNING FORM 101
What you wish you knew when you first started running.
Everyone can benefit from the ChiWalking® techniques. Running is not for everyone but even those that run add walking into their run. The focuses learned in ChiWalking® will help alleviate pain not only when walking but when standing, sitting, driving, and the list goes on. Every ChiRunning® workshop starts with learning the basics of ChiWalking®. Then you will learn how to carry that form into your run.
ChiRunning® is a running form and body movement technique that is all about energy efficiency and injury prevention using postural alignment and the central movement principles of T'ai Chi. It is not about martial arts or funny breathing. This is all about running smarter, not harder. Your body will thank you.
Why is breathing so darn hard when running? It is so fundamental that it should be easy but its just not. Have hope! There are breathing techniques to help oxygenate your muscles and calm you, making you a more efficient runner. I will show you how to incorporate rhythmic breathing and abdominal breathing into your run.
Breathe easy, you got this!
Walk smart. Run happy. Breathe easy.
“The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”