ChiRunning One-day Workshops

Building the Foundations Chi Running workshop

I can’t recommend this highly enough. Hannah is an excellent teacher and I’ve transferred all the things I learnt into my walking and standing too. Consequently I have better posture, less Achilles pain and back pain. On top of all those benefits I am starting to get the feeling of effortless running (that’s when I know I’m getting it right). – KT, Taunton

Running doesn’t have to be hard. And it doesn’t have to hurt.

Whether you’re new to ChiRunning or are looking to improve, learn how to run more efficiently, more mindfully and with less risk of injury in a friendly and inspiring atmosphere.

A one day workshop will build the foundations of your ChiRunning technique and develop your skills through practical exercises, drills and visualisations.

We’ll work on:

* Creating a relaxed, stable base of support for your body when you run, the key to good running form
* How to reduce impact and effort by moving from your centre and cooperating with gravity
* The importance of the upper body and arm swing
* Increasing speed through relaxation
* Optimal cadence for fluid and efficient running
* Building mental focus and body awareness

Includes individual video observation of your current running form to give you a clear sense of the key areas where you can improve efficiency and reduce impact on the body.

You’ll learn how to develop your running skill and create a life-long programme for health and fitness.

Suitable for all levels of runner and all levels of fitness, from complete beginner to experienced ultramarathoner

Workshops are kept to a maximum of 8 so each student gets individual attention and guidance.

Cost: £95 per person

“Hannah is a very good teacher who made all aspects of the course achievable & easy to understand” – LT

“Thanks Chi Running for giving an ‘oldie’ a new lease of life after 28 years away from running.” – FS

“Really well taught with wonderful explanations” – NB

“Really enjoyed the course, it was so interesting and very well taught. I’ll be back for a refresher course at some point in the future, for certain. Thank you very much!” – AW

What others say about Blue Sky Running workshops.

Bristol – Sunday 10th November 2019

Time: 10:00 – 15:30

Location: UWE Centre for Sport, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY

Fully booked – please get in touch to be added to a wait list

Exeter – Sunday 1st December 2019

Time: 10:00 – 15:30

Location: University of Exeter Sports Park, Streatham Campus, Exeter EX4 4QN

Fully booked – please get in touch to be added to a wait list

Taunton – Sunday 12th January 2020

Time: 10:00 – 15:30

Location: Castle Sports Centre, Wellington Road, Taunton TA1 5AU

6 spaces available

Dorchester – Sunday 9th February 2020

Time: 10:00 – 15:30

Location: The Thomas Hardye School, Queens Avenue, Dorchester DT1 2ET

7 spaces available

Bristol – Sunday 8th March 2020

Time: 10:00 – 15:30

Location: UWE Centre for Sport, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY

8 spaces available


Do I need to be able to run far to take part in a workshop?

Not at all. The day includes some short practice runs in the afternoon, mostly at an easy pace. No 10 milers – promise!

Who are the workshops suitable for?

Everyone – seriously! I get a real mix of runners at my classes, from those who’ve only just started running, to marathoners who have been running for decades. From triathletes who’d like to enjoy the running bit a little more, to those coming back to training after injury. From twenty-somethings to sixty-somethings and beyond.

Can I take part if I’m injured?

If you’re suffering from an injury, please check with your GP or physio that it’s safe for you to participate before booking.

I’ve booked already and now I’m injured. Can I transfer to a different date?

Yes – just let me know that you won’t be able to make it and you can transfer your booking to another session