Developed by nationally ranked ultra marathoner Danny Dreyer, the ChiRunning®and ChiWalking® techniques focus on improving postural alignment and biomechanics to greatly reduce the risk of injuries, aches and pains, and soreness. At the same time, the techniques provide a framework to practice focusing the mind, engaging the core, and relaxing the rest of the body. These skills will benefit you in all aspects of your life, not just in your running or walking program.
The ChiRunning® and ChiWalking® techniques can be beneficial to anyone, but they can be particularly of value to:
·Long-time runners or walkers who have scaled back or quit because of injury; ·Competitive runners and established fitness runners/walkers interested in improving their form and performance; ·Beginning runners/fitness walkers who want to learn proper technique; ·Practitioners of yoga, Pilates, or martial arts looking for a complementary cardio-aerobic activity.
To learn more about ChiRunning® and ChiWalking®, click here. Read below for opportunities to learn the techniques from Ease of Motion owner Alice Peters Diffely, a Certified ChiRunning® & ChiWalking® Master Instructor in Portland, OR:
Alice looks forward to resuming pubic ChiRunning® & ChiWalking® workshops when the pandemic subsides. In the meantime, she is offering private individual and small group instruction outdoors. See below for details. Also check out the Yoga Offerings page of this web site for online courses designed specifically to complement your running & walking!
PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL & SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTION AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT:
Individual or small group ChiRunning® & ChiWalking® instruction is available by appointment. Alice is happy to coordinate with you about scheduling a private or small group session at the track incorporating physical distancing as appropriate. Contact Alice at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 503.962.9994 to inquire and schedule. Most new individual clients schedule a pair of 2-hour sessions, ideally spaced 1-2 weeks apart. The cost of each ofthese 2-hour individual sessions is $120 each. Sessions are most frequently held at the Duniway Park track in SW Portland or Grant Park in NE Portland.
The following sliding schedule of rates is available for small groups scheduling a 4-hour private workshop:
- 2 people = $140 per person
- 3 people = $130 per person
- 4 people = $120 per person
- 5 to 7 people = $110 per person
- 8 to 10 people = $100 per person.
For returning clients, Alice offers 1-hour ChiRunning® or ChiWalking® Refresher Sessions at a rate of $75 per hour for an individual session If you would like to schedule a Refresher Session with a partner or a small group, discounted pricing will be offered. Typically commencing with video analysis of your running or walking form, Refresher Sessions will allow you to:
Refine your postural alignment & biomechanics
Identify focuses that will maximize your improvement
Resolve issues and questions arising from your practice
Refresher Sessions are typically held at the Duniway Park track in SW Portland or at Grant Park in NE Portland. To schedule, contact Alice at email@example.com or at 503.962.9994.
INFORMATIONAL TALKS & PRESENTATIONS:
Alice offers informational talks and presentations periodically. None are scheduled at this time. Please check back here soon for future offerings.