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Welcome to the website of Angela James, ChiRunning and ChiWalking Senior Level Instructor and running coach living in Vancouver, BC.
Angela is a strong proponent of health and wellness. Her coaching experience enables her to go deeper with the practice of ChiRunning and ChiWalking and teach Level 1 and Level 2 classes. To date, she has been giving workshops and training sessions in Canada, United States and Europe, implementing the ‘chi’ life force as a true holistic approach, not just to the practice of walking and running, but to the practice of life.
Whether you choose to focus on ChiRunning or ChiWalking, you will deepen your understanding of yourself. This method of running will teach you to move from your center, using your core strength. You'll learn proper body alignment and movement techniques that will give you a powerful sense of balance and stability, as well as relaxation and spaciousness in your body and mind. It can help you move more efficiently with less effort using proper body mechanics, thus preventing injury and enhancing the joy of running and walking... read more
Check out a detailed report from Angela's ChiRunning retreat in Tofino published in the Boston Globe and written by Kari Bodnarchuk who took part at the retreat as one of the 18 participants. The Tofino retreat ran from Friday night to midday Sunday, and included a full explanation of the ChiRunning technique, video analysis, individual feedback, a mix of backroad and beach running, healthy food, and comfortable accommodations at Middle Beach Lodge ...more