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.
ChiRunning® teacher in her 40th year as a runner
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.
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.
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About 1440 Multiversity
Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.
You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.
At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.
Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.
Per-person per-night rates include:
- nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
- daily meditation and yoga classes
- non-ticketed evening events
- use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.
Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.