Chi Running Workshop: Half Day
Sunday 14th July 2019
1:30pm - 5:30pm
Run and Become, 4a Eccleston Street, London, SW1W 9LN
£65 person (£60 before 7 July)
Feel your body's energy.
Relax and move with ease.
Comprehensive half-day workshop. Chi Running® teaches a safe and efficient, natural running technique to reduce injury and improve personal performance.
In this workshop you will learn the basic components of the Chi Running technique. You will be guided through many exercises and drills designed to leave you with a clear sense of what Chi Running feels like in your body. You will not be doing lots of running (contrary to what you might imagine) so no matter what condition you're in, have no fear! You will spend several hours alternating between demonstrations, fun exercises and technique drills – both inside in the shop and outside in a local park.
You will learn to:
- Reduce your risk of injury with better running form
- Run with a "barefoot style" whether or not you're wearing shoes
- Always land in a true midfoot strike
- Run using only a fraction of the effort of most runners
- Improve your breathing skills for endurance and speed
- Run faster with less effort and take your running to the next level
- Safely transition out of bulky shoes into minimal-style shoes
- Master your next running event
- Run with the most efficient "natural running" technique
Includes video analysis of running form. Bring running shoes and dress in layers so you can run inside and outside without getting too hot/cold.
“I did Balavan’s Chi running course after a disappointing first half-marathon, where I was far slower than I knew I should be, and suffered debilitating hip flexor pain throughout. I was so frustrated by my inability to get past physical niggles that I was close to falling out of love with running. When I was videoed in the course I realised how poor my running form was, and Balavan pointed out that I was using a huge amount of energy to create a minimal amount of forward motion - the antithesis of Chi technique.
Over the course of the next 6 months I had 4-5 individual follow up sessions with Balavan, and patiently reconstructed my running technique. My form improved, and with it I could run faster and further almost effortlessly. In October I had the opportunity to run the Royal Parks Half for the 2nd time. I knocked 25 mins off my time, finishing in sub 2 hours - and significantly the whole experience was easier, more positive, and far less gruelling than it had been the year before. I can honestly say that Chi Running has transformed my experience of running, in a way I never dared hope would happen. It really really works. Try it.”
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