About - Chi Running

About ChiRunning

Chi Running has its roots in San Francisco, where Founder Danny Dreyer first started teaching friends and clients his technique in 1999. The brand blasted onto the international running scene in 2004 with the publication of ChiRunning: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-Free Running, published by Simon & Schuster. In 2009, after five years of incredible success, the book was revised and rewritten, during which time, the technique became a household name. Bolstered by an extensive international community of Certified Instructors, self-published training programs, DVDs and audio programs, the Chi Running technique has a loyal, ever-growing base of happy, injury-free runners.

In the News

From NPR’s Morning Edition, to the Washington Post, to Time to Shape magazine, Chi Running & Chi Walking have had some incredible coverage through the years. Danny has been interviewed extensively: listen, watch or read about our techniques in the media.


Chi Living Founders Katherine and Danny Dreyer have assembled a unique team of athletes, professionals and fun people to keep the business running. From the early days of working in their attic, the Dreyers have successfully built a thriving business with an incredible staff. Click here to read about our dynamic team.

Medical Advisory Board

Our Medical Advisory Board (MAB) is a panel of health care professionals who agree with and approve of the Chi Running and Chi Walking methods of movement. Our board members are familiar with Chi Running and Chi Walking, use the techniques themselves, and in many cases, "prescribe" our movement techniques to their patients to reduce pain, prevent surgery and maintain mobility. Read the bios of our MAB panel members here.

Partner Program

Earn advertising revenue when you add a Chi Running and/or Chi Walking banner or product item to your website. We provide the code, links and management tools you need to help you make money and help spread the word about Chi Running and Chi Walking.

For the Press

Visit our page For the Press. For more information on Founders Danny or Katherine Dreyer or for other media requests, please email us

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A Chi Running Love Letter

I am 51 years old and always wanted to be a runner (even had recurring dreams about running), but I always walked so heavy that when I ran even for 3 minutes, I invariably got shin splints. My boss told me about Chi Running and I downloaded the book on to my Nook ...

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