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Leading the World in Effortless, Injury-free Running and Walking

For over two decades the Chi Team has been teaching people the skills to enjoy running and walking for a lifetime, and how to how to turn their sport into a practice for moving through life in a mindful way.

ChiRunning has its roots in San Francisco, where Founder Danny Dreyer first started teaching his revolutionary technique in 1999 and Katherine envisioned how to educate more people. The brand blasted onto the international running scene in 2004 with the publication of ChiRunning: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-free Running, (Simon & Schuster) co-authored by Danny and Katherine.

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 ChiRunning technique has a loyal, every-growing base of happy, injury-free runners and walkers who also use the Chi themes for healthy, mindful living.

The ChiTeam - The Duo that Started it All

Danny Dreyer

Co-Founder and President

Danny Dreyer is the co-author of the best-selling ChiRunning: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-free Running; ChiWalking; and ChiMarathon, and has been a leader in revolutionizing the running world for the last two decades. His work is based on his 30-year practice of T'ai Chi and his 45 years of running and racing. He has coached hundreds of thousands of runners in energy efficiency, injury-prevention and “intelligent movement” and brings his deep knowledge into all the ChiRunning and ChiWalking teachings.

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Katherine Dreyer

Katherine Dreyer is founder of ChiLiving and co-author of ChiRunning, ChiWalking and ChiMarathon with her husband and business partner, Danny Dreyer.

Over the last thirty years she has combined her career in publishing information about health and fitness with her living study of T’ai Chi, Eastern philosophy, meditation and mindful practices.

She is an author, teacher, speaker and a ChiLife Coach.

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Our Medical Advisory Board

Dr. David R. Hannaford


Dr. David R. Hannaford

Dr. Ray McClanahan


Dr. Ray McClanahan

Dr. William W. Mullins


Dr. William W. Mullins

Dr. Greaux


Dr. Greaux

Dr. Mark Cucuzella


Dr. Mark Cucuzella