Chi Running Advanced Technique Workshop

This workshop will deliver a deeper understanding of the Chi Running principles and components and assess your level of skill and competence in the Chi Running technique. the workshop includes:

  • Video observation covering the key points of efficient biomechanical movement
  • Breath work for physical fitness and sports performance based on the Oxygen Advantage breathing method and heat rate variability (HRV)
  • Postural work with consideration to physical structure and emotional influence
  • The effects of rhythm and cycles of the body including circadian rhythm and menstrual cycle
  • An understanding of the aerobic and anaerobic energy systems and how and when to use
  • Best practices in developing a training programme
  • Life-time access to Online Training materials with video tutorials on basic anatomy and physiology, Oxygen Advantage breathing exercises, functional movement and core strength exercises complementary to running.

This is great if you are considering becoming a Chi Instructor or if you simply want to take your Chi Running to the next level. If, after attending this workshop, you decide to go on to complete the Instructor Training Programme, the cost of this workshop will be deducted from the total cost of the Instructor Training programme.

Chi Running Advanced Technique Workshop

This workshop will deliver a deeper understanding of the Chi Running principles and components and assess your level of skill and competence in the Chi Running technique. the workshop includes:

  • Video observation covering the key points of efficient biomechanical movement
  • Breath work for physical fitness and sports performance based on the Oxygen Advantage breathing method and heat rate variability (HRV)
  • Postural work with consideration to physical structure and emotional influence
  • The effects of rhythm and cycles of the body including circadian rhythm and menstrual cycle
  • An understanding of the aerobic and anaerobic energy systems and how and when to use
  • Best practices in developing a training programme
  • Life-time access to Online Training materials with video tutorials on basic anatomy and physiology, Oxygen Advantage breathing exercises, functional movement and core strength exercises complementary to running.

This is great if you are considering becoming a Chi Instructor or if you simply want to take your Chi Running to the next level. If, after attending this workshop, you decide to go on to complete the Instructor Training Programme, the cost of this workshop will be deducted from the total cost of the Instructor Training programme.

MANCHESTER/BURY: Chi Running Build the Foundations

MANCHESTER/BURY: Chi Running Build the Foundations

In this 1-day workshop you’ll learn the main elements of Chi Running through a series of fun exercises, drills, visualisations and practise. We’ll work on:

  • postural alignment, relaxation and balance
  • smooth transition from walk to run
  • the importance of the upper body and arm swing
  • optimal cadence (strides per minute)
  • increased speed through relaxation
  • mental focus and body awareness

You’ll learn how to develop your running skill and create a life-long programme for fitness, health and general well-being. Includes individual video observation.

Top tips from top running coaches!

Top tips from top running coaches!

Picture: Hannah Kirkman, senior coach South West of England.

The main thing I’ve learned over my years as a runner and a coach is that running doesn’t always have to be hard work! Check out some top tips from three of our top instructors.

Emer O’Brien teaches ChiRunning and Pilates in Co. Kilkenny, Ireland and quite rightly highlights the fact that running should be fun in her top tips!

  • Take the pressure off your legs by focusing on lengthening the spine and reaching the crown of your head for the sky.
  • Focus on building up the distance at an easy pace, pace is not your priority at this stage, running continuously is your first goal.
  • Gradual progress is key, don’t overthink it, breath, relax and run
  • Your priority is to stay injury-free so increase the distance gradually
  • Remember to have fun! 

Hannah Kirkman is our senior coach in the South West of England. Hannah is a highly-experienced runner and coach and is also a specialist personal trainer and restorative exercise specialist. 

  • Going straight from 0-60 and 60-0 is hard on the body and mind. Always invest time in warming up and cooling down
  • Think of your rest days as an important part of your training – it’s when the magic happens

Hannah also wrote an excellent blog post on a similar theme http://blueskyrunning.co.uk/6-things-beginning-running

Nick Constantine is our senior coach in the North West of England and Scotland. He also hosts regular retreats across Europe. Nick has been an avid yogi for over 20 years and also teaches yoga alongside ChiRunning which is an excellent combination. Here’s Nick’s sage advice:

  • Focus on rhythm not speed. Use the tips of your elbows as timers. Tap the 180 beat with the elbows. Keep your focus away from tapping out the beat with your feet. Concentrate on running over not on the ground. 
  • Practice balancing on one leg, there are lots of variations from pistol squat to yoga asana but just balance on one leg. Note the differences between each side. Remember running is a balancing act. 
  • Hum your favourite tune! If you can hum you are breathing just fine.
  • ‘Spend time on my feet’ was the best advice I received from a very good female marathon runner. Many runners drive, sit etc and then only move when running. If you want to complete a marathon in 4 hours try walking for 4 hours. How do you feel? 

Lots of great advice there. Pick one or two ideas at a time to take out on a run with you and let us know how you get on. 

Remember that running with the right mindset an eye on good technique offers numerous health benefits, both a physically and mentally.

Keep smiling!

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MILTON KEYNES Build the Foundations

Improve your running technique, become more efficient in your movement, reduce your risk of injury and enjoy your practice! In this 1-day workshop you’ll learn the main elements of Chi Running through a series of fun exercises, drills, visualisations and practise. We’ll work on:

  • postural alignment, relaxation and balance
  • smooth transition from walk to run
  • the importance of the upper body and arm swing
  • optimal cadence (strides per minute)
  • increased speed through relaxation
  • mental focus and body awareness

You’ll learn how to develop your running skill and create a life-long programme for fitness, health and general well-being. Suitable for runners of all levels from complete beginners to seasoned marathoners and triathletes. Suitable for any age and level of fitness. Includes individual video observation.

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