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Aracely Areas

Running coach and master ChiRunning® instructor

Aracely Areas is a master ChiRunning instructor who has been teaching since 2004. She has been personally trained and mentored by Danny Dreyer, the founder of ChiRunning and ChiWalking® techniques.

After 15 years of experiencing the challenges, injuries, and physical pain of power running, Aracely enjoyed running five miles without pain for the first time when she met Danny in 1999 and had a one-on-one coaching session on the ChiRunning technique.

Based in San Jose, California, Aracely has assisted Danny and master instructors in workshops and running coach trainings nationally and internationally. She also teaches privately to individuals and groups.

Aracely is also a certified Pilates instructor, marathon coach, and a black belt in tae kwon do. She has been a coach and member of San Jose FIT, RUN365, and Nike Run Club.

She has completed 24 marathons pain-free, and is passionate about teaching and sharing her running experience with others. She is the founder of Carrera Internacional de la Mujer, an initiative to help women build confidence and motivation through running.

Upcoming Programs

ChiRunning® and Tai Chi

ChiRunning® and Tai Chi

June 29 - July 1, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

Are you someone who wants to start running? A runner who dreams of running for the rest of your life? Either way, running mindfully is key to mastering the miles. Come transform your running experience in this experiential weekend with master ChiRunning instructor and marathon coach Aracely Areas, and running legend and tai chi instructor...

Previous Programs

ChiRunning® and Yoga

ChiRunning® and Yoga

January 28 - February 2, 2018

Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

Are you a runner who dreams of doing yoga? A yogi who wants to start running? Are you interested in moving with greater ease and joy? Join running coach Aracely Areas and yoga teacher Jill Lacher and experience a complementary blend of correct postural alignment, strength building, and balance in motion with relaxation techniques and...