chi running includes focus and quieting the mind
chi running movement coaching

“Running does not hurt your body. It’s the way you run that does the damage and causes pain.”

Danny Dreyer – Founder  Chi Running

Are you only focusing on the physical  aspects of your running 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, focusing on  the psychological as well as physical, will boost your self confidence, increase focus and help you to stay healthy and active. Chi running can help you can breathe easier, move better, run further and have more fun along the way!

What is Chi Running?

There’s nothing magical or mysterious about Chi Running, nor is it skipping around the park waving jos sticks! It is a simple common-sense approach to moving forward in an efficient way.  Preventing over-stressing the muscles and joints with the intention of improving performance and ultimate enjoyment.

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. T’ai Chi (pronounced Chee, meaning life force) is a 2000-year-old Chinese form of self-defence often described as meditation in motion.  Chi Running applies the martial arts principles of posture, balance and mindfulness to our most basic form of aerobic exercise – Running.

Run without the fear of injury

There are two main categories of injuries: impact and overuse.

ChiRunning minimizes both. We’ll show you how to perfect a mid-foot strike to dramatically reduce your impact. How to minimize the use of your lower legs by relaxing, and running efficiently.  Thus avoiding all the lower-body overuse injuries that plague most other runners.

Why Chi Run?

  • Reduce your risk of injury with better running form.
  • Run with the most efficient “natural running” technique.
  • Run faster with less effort, take your running next level.
  • Use only a fraction of the effort of most runners.
  • Improve your breathing skills for endurance and speed.
  • Master your next running event.
  • Learn how to create energy to fight fatigue.
  • Be more present during runs to listen to your body.
  • Have intention, be more in tune with your outcomes.

What we offer

If you’re looking for individual support to develop your Chi Running technique and meet your training goals, 121 coaching could be for you!  You can choose a Building the Foundations or Advance Your Technique package, to help you learn or develop your Chi Running skills.

You might already be practicing Chi Running into your running practice and might what to book one or more personal training sessions for on-going support or bespoke coaching, for example help with race training or to work in more depth on your movement skills or practice hill techniques. You can also book our New Masterclass Speed with ease, 4 hours of in depth training tailored to a small group of 4 ChiRunners, you’ll be coached on advanced techniques in ChiRunning.

Why not try an introduction to find out what ChiRunning is all about try one of our regular Build the foundations workshops or Sunday social runs.

We’re thrilled you found us and hope we can help you love running for the rest of your life. Let us know if there is a way we can help you find your best running stride. We’d love to hear from you!

Client feedback
“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 by this mornings Chi Social Run where I could put things I had learned into practice. My last 0.5km split pace time says it all (8.37) 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.”
S Hockenhull – Bury Chi Running Workshop 20 October 2018