Michelle Spevak

Asheville, Hendersonville, Brevard and upstate SC


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Certified Since November 2007
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Michelle Spevak

My discovery of ChiWalking came after completing The3Day, a 60 mile walk, to raise money for breast cancer through the Susan G. Komen Foundation. I had never participated in a fundraising walk, so I trained for the intense event. After I completed the walk, I realized how much having purpose in my walking was important to me. Thankfully I found the ChiWalking book on my mother-law’s arm chair the Thanksgiving after the walk. ChiWalking brought purpose back to my walking as well as increasing my physical ability. After practicing ChiWalking myself I trained to be a ChiWalking mentor, and now a Certified ChiWalking and ChiRunning instructor. I have reflected many times on why this technique “hit the spot” with me. They have blended my love movement outside and my desire to understand body mechanics as well as passion for teaching. I like learning new things and particularly things that are holistic in nature. I enjoyed learning about the body’s mechanics with ChiWalking/ChiRunning so much that I pursued and completed a Masters in Physical Therapy at Western Carolina University. I now have an even greater understanding of walking and running gait mechanics and recognize the benefits of ChiRunning and ChiWalking even more.

I design my workshops/sessions for all levels. Whether you are looking to start something new, go deeper in your walking/running or returning to exercise you receive personalized feedback for your intentions. The instruction time is focused on your experience and technique. Minimal distance of walking and running are required. Additionally I am an Original Strength instructor.

After I left my hometown I graduated with a BS in Biology from Wake Forest University and then traveled for jobs with the National Park Service and AmeriCorps. While living in Montana, New York, Utah, and Massachusetts, I had the opportunity to meet folks from so many different places.  I owe a great deal of thanks to everyone for adding to my “life recipe”. My husband and I have two young kids and I have learned that “good chi” works miracles with little ones as well. So ChiWalking and ChiRunning certainly have the capacity to spill over from your exercise into your daily movement and choices.

Use the link to sign up for a workshop or send me an email for a private session. Also you can schedule your own workshop for a group of 4-8 people, email me to make arrangements.  


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