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ChiRunning®

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Exhilarating. Effective. Pain-free. ChiRunning® is a practice that focuses your mind, lifts your spirits, and opens the flow of chi (energy) for a lifetime of injury-free running. Whether you are an injured runner, a beginner runner, a marathon runner, a triathlete, or someone who runs to stay fit, ChiRunning has helped thousands improve their technique, reduce injury, and achieve personal goals.

A revolutionary running technique, ChiRunning combines tai chi with the power and energy of running. It takes the pounding, pain, and potential damage out of the sport of running and makes it safe, efficient, and truly enjoyable.

This week, with ChiRunning instructor Kathy Griest, you will experience and learn:

  • How to incorporate relaxation into your run
  • Correct alignment and posture
  • To land with a midfoot strike
  • The benefits of a “gravity-assisted” forward lean
  • Propulsion coming from engaging core strength
  • To connect the mind and body to prevent injury.

Runners of all ages and levels have improved their efficiency and performance through the main principles of ChiRunning, which increase mental clarity and focus, enhance the joy of running, and turn running into a safe and effective lifelong program for health, fitness, and well-being.

How to Stick to Your Exercise Routine

Kathy Griest

July 2 - 7, 2017
Sunday-Friday , 5 nights

$395 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

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Program Description

Exhilarating. Effective. Pain-free. ChiRunning® is a practice that focuses your mind, lifts your spirits, and opens the flow of chi (energy) for a lifetime of injury-free running. Whether you are an injured runner, a beginner runner, a marathon runner, a triathlete, or someone who runs to stay fit, ChiRunning has helped thousands improve their technique, reduce injury, and achieve personal goals.

A revolutionary running technique, ChiRunning combines tai chi with the power and energy of running. It takes the pounding, pain, and potential damage out of the sport of running and makes it safe, efficient, and truly enjoyable.

This week, with ChiRunning instructor Kathy Griest, you will experience and learn:

  • How to incorporate relaxation into your run
  • Correct alignment and posture
  • To land with a midfoot strike
  • The benefits of a “gravity-assisted” forward lean
  • Propulsion coming from engaging core strength
  • To connect the mind and body to prevent injury.

Runners of all ages and levels have improved their efficiency and performance through the main principles of ChiRunning, which increase mental clarity and focus, enhance the joy of running, and turn running into a safe and effective lifelong program for health, fitness, and well-being.

Faculty Bio

Kathy Griest

Kathy Griest has successfully taught the ChiRunning® method to thousands of people, with profound results. This effective and exhilarating technique has been featured across the media, including in Runner’s World, the New York Times, USA Today, the Washington Post, Shape, and on CNN and NPR.

Going into her 40th year of running, Kathy still enjoys getting out there and learning what ChiRunning can bring to her daily runs. Kathy was personally trained by the founder of ChiRunning, Danny Dreyer, and has been teaching since 2004. She has taught programs at the renowned Golden Door Spa in Escondido, California, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, and countless other venues throughout the United States.

Kathy teaches this method to help runners reduce, prevent, and recover from injuries, with a focus on relaxation, correct alignment and posture, and connect the mind and body.

 

Why Attend

  • Fall even more in love with running through an approach that optimizes your mental as well as physical experience.

  • Take the pain and risk out of running for a safe, effective practice.

  • Add something new to your exercise routine and learn how the core principles of tai chi enhance the benefits of running for overall well-being.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

Accommodations

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
Weeknight rates from $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
Weeknight rates from $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
Weeknight rates from $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in January 2018.
Weeknight rates from $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
Weeknight rates from $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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