“That was a gas, rain or no rain. I could not have enjoyed that workshop more, you are an excellent instructor, excellent communication (and you play the ...more”
Angela James is a ChiRunning and ChiWalking Master Instructor from Vancouver, BC.
Angela is a strong proponent of health and wellness. Her coaching experience and practice of ChiRunning and ChiWalking has enabled her to teach Level 1 and Level 2 classes to students in Canada, United States and Europe. She's been 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. These methods 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.
ChiRunning and ChiWalking are deeply rooted in the principles from T'ai Chi. The focus is on learning good body mechanics to help runners and walkers of all ages move more mindfully, efficiently and effectively. Improving performance and reducing risk of injury.
The benefits aren't just physical. When running or walking is easier, it's also more fun!
Many ChiRunners and ChiWalkers have found that this more mindful approach to movement has boosted their self confidence, increased their mental focus and helped them stay healthy and active in other areas of their life.
Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one’s attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment. It can be developed through the gentle practice of meditation, ChiRunning and ChiWalking. Now I’ve been practicing 'mindful' walking and running for a decade, and even with my experience as a Master ChiRunning and ChiWalking instructor, I have to say that to actually apply the practice of mindfulness while out on the trails or walking in nature requires a certain skill set ...more