About - Chi Running

About ChiRunning

ChiRunning 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, ChiRunning & ChiWalking have had some incredible coverage through the years. Danny has been interviewed extensively: listen, watch or read about our techniques in the media.


ChiLiving 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.

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'm so excited that I'm compelled to write! I lost 65 pounds last year and I've spent the year doing step aerobics, weightlifting and various dance/excercise classes, some pilates, some yoga, etc.  

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