WALK SMART
RUN HAPPY
BREATHE EASY!

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!

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Upcoming Events

  • Virtual Nutrition and Movement Foundation Workshop
    Sun, Aug 01
    6 Week Online Class and Q&A Sessions
    Aug 01, 7:00 PM
    6 Week Online Class and Q&A Sessions
    Learn how to move without pain, eat without starving, and find balance in your life. This 6 week virtual workshop will teach you the foundations of ChiWalking/ ChiRunning and the basics to a healthy nutrition plan.

EVENTS

Join Us!

CHIRUNNING HALF DAY WORKSHOP
INDOOR LOCATION!

June 27, 2021 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Ultimate Obstacles, 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

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ADVANCED CHIRUNNING WORKSHOP 
HILLS AND BREATHING

July 10th, 2021 9:00 - 11:00 (rain date July 11th)
Location: Green Hill Park, Worcester, MA

Breathing and hills are two of the most challenging obstacles for runners.  Learn tips and techniques for conquering both!  This workshop is designed for people who are familiar with the basics of ChiRunning and ChiWalking.  This workshop will be outside.

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RUNNING FORM 101

What you wish you knew when you first started running.

WALK SMART

RUN HAPPY

BREATHE EASY

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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.

 
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“The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”

Socrates

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CONTACT ME

Shannon Smith
Certified ChiWalking® and ChiRunning® Instructor

Looking for more information or just have some questions?  Email me!  I am happy to help answer any questions.