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Join Danny for an 8-week Virtual ChiRunning Workshop or an 8-week Virtual ChiWalking Workshop

Bring Danny into your home

Manage stress, release tension, focus on something positive.

The New York Times describes running as “the perfect sport for a pandemic.” With gyms closing and exercise classes canceled, many are turning to running and walking to get their fitness fix.

Make sure your newfound fitness doesn’t cause you pain or injury, by learning the ChiRunning and ChiWalking techniques.

Live, Online ChiRunning Essentials: 8-week Series

New to running? Or, need a ChiRunning tune-up? Join us for an 8-week series with online weekly meetings with Danny Dreyer, 8 video Lessons with audio download companions, and a Practice Study Guide.
Just $147

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Live, Online ChiWalking Essentials: 8-week Series

Improve the quality of your walking, improve the quality of your life! Join us for an 8-week series with online weekly meetings with Danny Dreyer, the Digital ChiWalking Workbook, the Digital ChiWalking DVD, and a Practice Study Guide. Just $125

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Sparked by the world’s response to COVID-19, we’re bringing the same quality of our in-person Workshops into your home and daily life.

Get the ChiRunning Workshop experience at home

This 8-week series is perfect for beginning runners and a great introduction to ChiRunning for any level of runner looking to run farther, faster, and free from injury for a lifetime. 

Running doesn’t need to be difficult or hard on your body. In this series, you’ll take your running to places it’s never been before. With easy-to-learn technique lessons, you’ll gain the confidence and know-how to run as often, as far, and potentially as fast as you’d like.

 

Master Your ChiWalking Technique, Live with Danny

With this unique series of lessons, you’ll expand your walking program into a mindful practice and maximize the benefits of each step. Learn how to relax your body, focus your mind, expand your awareness and create energy as you walk.

By starting this 8-week series, you’re opening up the door to better health, increased energy, and more joy in your life.

About Danny Dreyer

Founder & President

Danny Dreyer is the co-founder of ChiRunning and ChiWalking, revolutionary forms of moving that blend the subtle inner focuses of T’ai Chi with running and walking. His work is based on his study of T’ai Chi with internationally renowned Grandmaster George Xu, and his 45 years of experience, running, racing ultra marathons and coaching people in “intelligent movement.” He has taught thousands of people the ChiRunning and ChiWalking techniques with profound results.

Danny has committed the past 20+ years to empowering his students to live pro-active lives. His goal is to bring pain-free, enjoyable fitness to anyone and everyone, no matter your size, fitness level, or age.

LIVE Online ChiRunning Essentials: 8-week Series

Our first ChiRunning series begins: April 16th!

What you’re getting: 

  • LIVE Virtual Meetings with Danny every week
  • Replay recordings of each meeting with lifetime access
  • 8 Video Lessons with companion audio downloads*
  • Weekly Study Guide
  • Optional: ChiRunning Book, DVD & Metronome (additional $45)

You’ll get the opportunity to meet with Danny LIVE, online, every week for an in-depth approach to 8 ChiRunning Essentials Lessons, with time set aside for additional Q&As.

You’ll get the in-person Workshop experience from the comfort of your home!

In fact, it’s quite an ideal learning environment! Broken down into an 8-week series, you’ll have the opportunity to learn and digest the Chi Essentials in bite-sized pieces, so you’re able to practice what you’ve learned each week and slowly integrate it into your running.

What you’ll be learning: 

1. Move as a Unit
Alignment is KEY! Not only in running– but to everything in life! Learn how to align your body and move as one cohesive unit.

2. Move From Your Center
Give your legs a break! Learn how to lead with your center and allow gravity to do most of the work.

3. Don’t Use Your Legs
Here is where we depart from conventional running. Learn how to not use your legs for propulsion.

4. Stabilize and Relax Your Shoulders
Learn how to stabilize your shoulders to relax and lengthen your stride.

5. Arm Swing
Arm swing is rarely discussed when it comes to running, but we’ve realized it’s a critical piece of the puzzle. Learn how to use your arms for a graceful stride.

6. Stay Light on Your Feet 
Have you ever head of the phrase, “Running yourself into the ground?” When you learn to run softly and lower your impact with each step, you’ll feel like you’re floating along the ground!

7. The World’s Largest Treadmill
Learn to “work with the ground” beneath you– almost as if, the earth is a giant treadmill moving along underneath your feet.

8. Don’t Forget to Breath
Good breathing habits are crucial to efficient running. Learn to sync your breath with your cadence using rhythmic breathing to make your running significantly easier!

*These video lessons are derived from the ChiRunning School. If you’re already a ChiRunning School member, you’ll be getting some of the same videos, but Danny will walk you through each lesson in a more in-depth approach. 

LIVE Online ChiWalking Essentials: 8-week Series

Our first ChiWalking series begins: April 14th!

What you’re getting:

  • LIVE Virtual Meetings with Danny every week
  • Replay recording of each meeting with lifetime access
  • Digital ChiWalking Workbook (PDF)
  • Digital ChiWalking DVD
  • Weekly Study Guide
  • Optional: ChiWalking Book & Metronome (additional $39)

You’ll get the opportunity to meet with Danny LIVE, online every week for physical pointers and mental tips to transform your walking in addition to Q&As.

You’ll get the in-person Workshop experience from the comfort of your home!

What you’ll be learning:

1. Get Aligned
Proper alignment of your posture is one of the most important components of your walking practice. Learn proper structural alignment to support your body weight well to reduce pain and allow chi to flow naturally and freely.

2. Engage Your Core
Core engagement is your key to balance and relaxation! Learn to strengthen and engage your core while relaxing everything else.

3. Upper Body Forward
Save your hips and knees from pain and injury! Learn to lead with your upper body while allowing your legs to swing out the back.

4. Lower Body Fluidity
Give your hips and legs a break! Learn to initiate all movement from your centerline and relax everything else.

5. Upper Body Focuses & Breathing
Cadence, arm swing, and breathing are important to making your walking more efficient and enjoyable. Learn to use arm swing, cadence and breathing to balance the motion of your hips and legs.

6. Putting it All Together
Your body moves more efficiently when all parts are unified and balanced in their movement. Learn to combine all the upper body focuses with all the lower body focuses for truly fluid walking.

7. New Terrain
Learn how to walk on various terrains: hills of varying steepness, new environments, hiking, off-road walking, and more!

8. Upward Spiral of Chi
You’ll discover will help keep the chi flowing in your life– during and beyond your workouts. Learn to integrate the inner focuses of ChiWalking into your everyday life.

 

What others are saying...

We both practice yoga fairly regularly, and I practice Vipassana meditation. It will be a great source of joy, peace, and well-being to work with these principles in years to come and transform running into another aspect of mindfulness practice…

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LIVE Online Series Options

ChiRunning LIVE Online ChiRunning Essentials: 8-week Series $195 $147 Sign Up LIVE Online ChiRunning Essentials: 8-week Series + Book, DVD & Metronome $259.95 $192 Sign Up
ChiWalking LIVE Online ChiWalking Essentials: 8-week Series $175 $125 Sign Up LIVE Online ChiWalking Essentials: 8-week Series + Book & Metronome $220.95 $164 Sign Up

We're trying to offer the best service possible for the best price possible with the current crisis in mind!

*If you are interested in participating in one of the 8-week Essentials Series and you’re facing financial hardship, please contact us at customerservice@chiliving.com. We will work with you on a payment plan or scholarship program.