ChiRunning Build the Foundations workshop – 28th Sept 2019

£80.00

A one day workshop that will build the foundations of your Chi Running technique and develop your skills through practical exercises, drills and visualisations.

Join our Certified Chi Running coach Phil Young for this unique workshop and rediscover your joy of running.

The emphasis will be on improving form, fitness and general health and well-being. You’ll appreciate that running can be an integral part of your life rather than just an ‘exercise’ that needs to be endured. The latter more than likely leads to overtraining, injury and dis-heartenment.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and experienced runners alike.

 

8 Seats Available

Description

Are you struggling with your running? Lost your running mojo, On the merry go round of Injury-Fix-injury, ChiRunning will help you combine mental focus, good technique and understand how to approach your training.

ChiRunning is more than just a running technique. Based on ancient movement principles of Tai Chi, it aims to reduce the risk of injury, improve energy efficiency and bring back the sense of joy to your training.

This one day workshop that will build the foundations of your Chi Running technique and develop your skills through practical exercises, drills and visualisations.

Book on before the 2nd Sept 2019 and  you’ll receive a complimentary Chi Running Tribe Sunday run. Use the booking code: Chitribe01 when you check out.

Join our Certified Chi Running coach Phil Young for this unique workshop and rediscover your joy of running.

There’s nothing magical or mysterious about Chi Running, nor is it skipping around the park waving josticks! It is a simple common-sense approach to moving forward in an efficient way, without over-stressing the muscles and joints with the intention of improved performance and ultimate enjoyment.

The emphasis will be on improving form, fitness and general health and well-being. You’ll appreciate that running can be an integral part of your life rather than just an ‘exercise’ that needs to be endured. The latter more than likely leads to over-training, injury and dis-heartenment.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and experienced runners alike.

These workshops are limited to a small group of 8 to ensure plenty of individual attention.

What you will get from this workshop

  • Understand how your current running bio-mechanics are holding you back and how simple changes can create big impacts.
  • Learn how to reduce breathlessness during your runs.
  • Understand how to reduce tightness, tension and discomfort in the body as you run.
  • Improve your timing and coordination to enable you to become more fluid in your runs.
  • Reduce the impacts on your body post run.
  • Learn how running faster doesn’t mean running harder.
  • You’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)
    • Howto increase speed through relaxation
    • Mental focus and body awareness

You’ll also get a video observation of your current running form and three specific areas to work on to help improve your running economy and reduce the risk of injury.

If your travelling and require an overnight stay, just let us know and we can help you out with some great places to stay…

Workshop format

Here’s the format of the 1-day workshop:

* Welcome and introductions
* Outdoor video observation – Individual videos with specific pointers to help improve form.
* Alignment and relaxation – Work on postural alignment and breathing.
* Balance – Understanding the effects of gravity on the body.
* Co-operating with force – Efficient ways to create forward momentum, co-operating with gravity and ground force.
* Practice: Walk to Run – Setting an aerobic pace through total nasal breathing.
* Cadence – Rhythm is key to efficiency. Learn how constant cadence promotes a sensing of running ‘in the zone’.
* Stride-length and speed – A short step in front of the body doesn’t mean a short stride-length. Experience an increased stride-length through relaxation.
* Visualisations – Visualisation is a powerful tool, words are powerful influencers. Good coaching cues and simple form focusses can make all the difference to how you move.
* Mindful practice – Thoughts and emotions affect movement. Mindfulness is simply being in the moment, being aware.

Recommendations

“Took part in a Chi Running Workshop yesterday to try and pick up some tips on my form and how to improve my overall running style and performance. After a year of suffering with injuries resulting in major downtime on doing what I love to do (which has really peeved me off) I realised I clearly need to find a new running focus.

Slightly taken aback bay this morning Chi Social Run where I could put things I had learned into practice. My last 0.5km split pace time says it all. I felt relaxed and comfortable, breathing aerobically (so not busting my guts),

I feel I could have easily continued this for longer. I have previously very rarely hit that pace.

A totally unexpected result from spending just eight hours with some incredibly knowledgeable Chi Running Instructors.”
Sharon Hockenhull – Bury Chi Running Workshop

“I took a one day Chi running workshop with Phil at the Manchester workshop. I’m not a natural runner, I’ve always wanted to run but have struggled to learn to enjoy it; I was also nursing a recent knee injury so was apprehensive about whether I would be able to really benefit from the day.

I needn’t have worried – everything was tailored to meet the needs of each participant and whilst for me the day was focused on Chi walking rather than running, the skills and theories taught were clearly transferable.

The whole concept of Chi running makes so much sense, it’s simple to implement and I’m already feeling the benefit and noticing positive changes. I’d really recommend the workshop, it was friendly, well organised and suitable for any level of runner – or walker! Sarah Hill TI swim coach