Esmail Rahimian - 1440 Multiversity

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Esmail Rahimian, PhD

Ultra runner, tai chi instructor, and meditative marathoner

Esmail Rahimian began racing in 2002 and has completed 50 half marathons and over 200 marathons and ultras. Esmail has run marathons in all 50 states and races on every continent.

Esmail believes mental strength and visualization are as important as muscle memory in training. As a certified tai chi instructor, he cross-trains with tai chi and qigong. He also practices meditative running, hatha yoga, and core-strength training. For Esmail, the hardest part of a race is getting to the start line—the best part is the miles he does not remember.

Esmail enjoys trail running and is now focused on local ultras. Although he has traveled to many places to race, his favorite course remains the Big Sur International Marathon. His most challenging courses so far have been in Death Valley and Antarctica. As a Blazer Award recipient, he has placed first in his age group for the past three years.

Upcoming Programs

ChiRunning® and Tai Chi for the New Year

January 1 - 4, 2019

Tuesday - Friday, 3 nights

Our bodies are made to run. From our first steps, we move forward in a unique, embodied way. Whether you are brand new, perfecting your technique, or recovering from injury, let long-time master instructors Areas and Rahimian illuminate running as the painless, effortless, joyful, and stress-free practice it should be. Tap into your deepest energy...

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Previous Programs

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...