More than just a running technique

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Upcoming workshops

LONDON Build the Foundations
The Adventures Studio @ One Yoga London
BRISTOL Build the Foundations
UWE Centre for Sport
LONDON Build the Foundations
The Adventures Studio @ One Yoga London
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Also check with individual instructors if you don’t see an event listed here.

Breathfulness is the New Mindfulness

  Since we do it about 23,000 times a day, focusing on the breathe every so often throughout the day is not such a difficult task. And since “All chronic pain, suffering, and disease are caused by a lack of oxygen at the cell level” (Dr Authur C Guyton – Textbook...

The Power of Posture

  Good posture is essential but what do we actually mean by good posture? Yip et al, 2008 describe proper posture “… to be the state of musculoskeletal balance that involves a minimal amount of stress and strain on the body” Good posture therefore depends on an...

“It’s really amazing to see people reconnecting with their bodies and minds and being able to recognise what they are actually capable of”

20 October | 9:30am to 4:30pm | £80 Phil is co-teaching his first 1-day Chi running workshop in Manchester/Bury with Gray Caws. Spaces are limited so book now to avoid disappointment. Includes free Run Club session on Sunday 21 October. A little on my...

Walking on Air

Injury led me to discover a new way of walking Since my 20s I dreaded the long walk out from climbing mountains such as Beinn Bhuidhe Argyll. My hip joints and lower back would be sore and it would take quite a few days to recover. In my 30s I rediscovered my love of...

Learning to let go

Heck, writing this blog has just stopped me in my tracks, ‘what does Chi Running mean to me? how has it influenced my life?’ was the topic I wanted to share. And for a second I thought I’d write ‘my 10k time PB is 10 minutes faster, my 5k time is 3 minutes faster, my...

What is Chi?

Chi is life-giving energy that unites mind, body and spirit.

Are you only focussing on the physical aspects of your health and fitness? If so you’re missing out on a whole realm of practice that could have a profound affect on not only your training but also your life. Our unique approach, with attention on the psychologial as well as physical, will boost your self confidence, increase focus and help you to stay healthy and active in all areas of your life. You’ll soon find that you can breathe easier, move better, run futher and have more fun along the way!

Chi Running takes age-old principles from T’ai Chi to help you move more efficiently and effectively, improve your performance and reduce the risk of getting injured.  It doesn’t matter what age or level of runner you are, Chi Running will help you build the foundations of great running technique.

Chi Walking complements Chi Running. Chi Walking gives you the space and time to experiment, explore and challenge your habitual movement patterns by encouraging body sensing and awareness.

Learn it.

It’s never too late to learn good running form and be a better runner. Whether you are a marathoner, or someone venturing out for your first ever run, Chi Running can help you improve your technique. Work with a qualified Chi Running Instructor.

Teach it.

We are looking for dedicated runners who want to share their passion with others. Join our growing network of Chi Running Instructors in the UK and Ireland and help runners of all levels discover the life-changing benefits of Chi Running.

Key elements of the Chi Running.


Breathing technique


Postural alignment and relaxation


Improved performance through relaxation




Speed with ease


Mind-body connection

What our clients say.

“Chi Running has helped me relax. And to understand that relaxation is often a way of improving. ”

Bernard Bullatis

“I worked with a Chi Running Instructor for five months and took 28 mins off my marathon time.”

Cat Townsend

“I had two very longstanding problems with my back, and it’s really helped me manage those in a much better way than I did previously.”

Jane Casey

“It’s had a calming effect on my running, and that has carried through to areas outside my life at work and into my other sports.”

Seán Bear Hernon

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Chi Running is more than just a running technique. It's a community!

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