Chris Griffin

San Francisco Bay Area and Marin

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Certified Since August 2004
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Chris Griffin

Chris, a Master ChiRunning®/Chi Walking® Instructor since 2004, was personally trained and mentored by Danny Dreyer, the founder of these two revolutionary techniques.

A runner for over 25 years, Griffin experienced all of running’s challenges, injuries, pain and exhaustive physical effort. But, after coming across ChiRunning®/Chi Walking®, his experience of movement was forever changed. Running and walking went from result focused fitness sports to process oriented practices. The irony is, he has since finished in the top of his age group in multiple 5K, 10K, Dipsea Races and marathons….all with less effort, injury free and more enjoyment (including the Boston marathon twice).

He now runs and walks with greater ease, less effort, no injuries, better results, faster times, no need for recovery and has reconnected to the reason he likes to be active in the first place…for the sheer joy of it.

That same joy Chris sees on his clients’ faces, as he teaches them these techniques, is the reason he loves coaching it. ChiRunning®/Chi Walking® was literally life changing for him and he relishes in sharing it with others. These techniques not only have shown Chris how to run/walk more smoothly, efficiently and without injury, they have shown him how to live a more holistic, balanced, focused and fulfilling life.

Chris lives in Marin County, California with his family and travels throughout the United States, Canada and internationally, certifying the next generation of instructors. He has been invited to teach in venues such as on The Discovery Health Channel, the Esalen Institute, Rancho La Puerta in Mexico, the LUNA Clif Bar Summit and as a Lululemon Ambassador, as well as to groups such as Leukemia Society’s Team In Training, Triathlon clubs, The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), and private clients. He also taught and helped develop three scientific studies done by the University of California San Francisco Integrative Medicine Department, using the Chi Walking and ChiRunning techniques.

Class schedule is below. Private and group sessions also available. Phone coaching sessions available as well. To contact Chris, email gumpchi@gmail.com or call 415-299-7947. Click here to go to my current class.

“Thanks again for a great class, Chris. The beauty of the whole ChiRunning® experience is that in a little over 4 hours I learned something that I feel like I will use and benefit from for the rest of my life.” -Gary Chappell

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