I am in the best shape I have been in my adult life–I never could have imagined running 10 miles (1) without pain and (2) with unadulterated pleasure.
Bringing Chi to WNC
Do you call Asheville home? We do too, and we’re bringing the Chi into our community. Whether you want to participate in group runs/walks, learn more about ChiRunning and ChiWalking, or get private or group instruction, we have something for you.
Love Asheville? So Do We!
Whether you live in Western North Carolina or want to visit, be sure to make ChiRunning and ChiWalking a part of your time in Asheville.
Western North Carolina, especially Asheville, brings people from all over the world for its historic architecture, stunning landscapes, and and vibrant art scene. Most importantly, though, is Western North Carolina and Asheville's love and passion for the great outdoors. Mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, and running––we have it all.
Take advantage of our outdoor scenery and take control of your running at the same time. Whether it be trail, track, or road running, Asheville is the perfect place to learn or improve your ChiRunning. We're always having meetups and events in Asheville, so whether you live near us or are planning a visit, be sure to join us!
Run with Danny.
Walk with Katherine.
Feel the Chi.
Join us on the first and third Thursdays for our free running and walking groups.
Join us for our free Community Group Run and Walk with Danny and Katherine Dreyer, the Creators & Co-Founders of ChiRunning and ChiWalking. We'll take a run along the river and then end back at New Belgium for a beer with both new and old friends! Whether you're a beginner runner, you've been previously injured, or you're a longtime ChiRunner or ChiWalker, we welcome you to discover and practice the art of ChiRunning and ChiWalking. We'll have two groups--running and walking--so you can choose which you want to do.Learn More & Sign Up
Free Talk at REI: Upgrade or Improve Your Running with ChiRunning.
Join us at REI Asheville on September 13 at 6:30 for this free talk with Danny Dreyer.
In this free session, Danny Dreyer, founder of ChiRunning (and local resident) will talk about how to train sustainably in a way that’ll keep you moving and feeling fabulous for years to come. Then, he’ll talk a bit about the local ChiRunning scene and how you can get involved with running healthy for life. Come with any of your own training questions, and be prepared to get energized and renew your running practice!Register at REI.com
Spend a Day with Danny and Learn to Run Efficiently and Injury-Free for Life.
Register for Danny's October 6 full-day Workshop, and learn or improve your ChiRunning technique.
There's no better way to learn or improve your ChiRunning technique than by participating in one of Danny's full-day ChiRunning Workshops. Whether you're brand new to ChiRunning or you've been practicing for years, this Workshop will take you to the next level. His next one in Asheville is October 6, 2018, and we'll spend the day giving you the personalized feedback you need to take your running form and practice to the next level. Here's what your Workshop includes:
- Learn to Run Injury-Free
- Run Farther and Faster with Less Effort
- Tips to Train Your Best
- Plenty of Practice
- Breathing Skills
- The Scoop on Running Shoes
- Answers to All Your Running Questions
Want to ChiWalk? Experience ChiWalking with Katherine in Her Half-Day Workshop
Sign up for Katherine's October 6 half-day ChiWalking Workshop and ChiWalk your way to health and fitness.
People fitness walk for so many different reasons: to stay healthy, to stay active while aging, to lose weight, and to recover from injuries. No matter why you want to walk, ChiWalking has you covered. Learn to blend walking with the movement principles of T’ai Chi to create balance and strength, to improve overall health, and to manage stress. When you join us for our ChiWalking Workshop, you'll:
- Maximize the Power of your Core to Move Forward
- Unite your Upper Body and Lower Body
- Get the Results you Want with Fitness Walking
- Get Plenty of Practice Throughout the Workshop
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Learn directly from Danny or one of our Certified Instructors at a ChiRunning or ChiWalking workshop.
Optimize your learning experience with our hands-on and personalized approach to instruction.
Need a Little One-on-One Attention? We Can Do That, Too.
Experience a private session with Danny in Asheville, and save up to $100.
Book your private one or two-hour session with ChiRunning Founder Danny Dreyer, and you'll have the expert to guide you every step of the way. Want to learn ChiRunning basics? Got it. Need help training for an event or want to take your performance to the next level? Sounds good. Want to work on running hills and trails? Well, we think you get the picture.
What's more, when you book a private session in Asheville, NC, you automatically save up to $100!
Introducing the ChiRunning School
New to running? Already a runner? ChiRunning School can help you reach your goals.
In this course I reveal the BEST PRACTICES I’ve learned and developed over my career.
You will receive over 100 easy-to-follow Video Lessons, each with an Audio Download to take with you on the run, where I’ll whisper in your ear and support your progress.
- Over 100 weekly video lessons
- Audio downloads included with each lesson to take on the run
- The ChiRunning, ChiWalking, and Chi Walk-Run digital DVDs
- Ebooks for deeper understanding
- Private group Facebook page for support and inspiration
- Monthly Live Webinars with Danny on training, technique, mindset and more
- Private video conferences with Danny
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Bring Danny on your next run!
Get on the fast track to great running with the ChiRunning App which includes video lessons and on-the-run audio coaching from Danny Dreyer, creator of ChiRunning.Learn More