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August 2017 Instructor of the Month: Hazel Wood

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Wed Aug 16th, 2017, 0 comments

August 2017 Instructor of the Month: Hazel Wood

This month, we are featuring our amazing Master Instructor, Hazel Wood! Hazel has been practicing and teaching ChiRunning since 2002 and is dedicated to making a posiitve impact on the running communities in her beloved San Francisco Bay Area! Read on to learn about her history, her goals and why she loves ChiRunning so much...

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July 2017 Instructor of the Month: Vince Vaccaro

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Mon Jun 26th, 2017, 0 comments

July 2017 Instructor of the Month: Vince Vaccaro

Vince Vaccaro is one of our most active Instructors, constantly teaching new and seasoned runners how to harness the power of Chi in their own running practice. He is dedicated to his own goals as a runner as well, having completed multiple 100k races - most recently the Lighthouse 100 in June of this year! Read on to discover what drives Vince, his favorite training tips and what he thinks about while running. 

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May 2017 Instructors of the Month: Rafael Izquierdo and Amelia Jurado Fernandez

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Wed Apr 26th, 2017, 1 comments

May 2017 Instructors of the Month: Rafael Izquierdo and Amelia Jurado Fernandez

Rafa and Amelia, our amazing Certified Instructors in Spain, are partners in running and partners in life! Their tireless efforts continue to bring the magic of ChiRunning and ChiWalking to their community in Madrid, and throughout the country. Read their interviews below, and get inspired!

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February 2017 Instructor of the Month: Soledad Darquea

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Wed Feb 8th, 2017, 2 comments

February 2017 Instructor of the Month: Soledad Darquea

This month, we are highlighting our amazing Senior Certified Instructor, Soledad Darquea, from Ecuador! Read more to learn about her favorite focuses in ChiRunning, her hardest race and who her favorite cheerleader is on the sidelines.

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December 2016 Instructor of the Month: Master Instructor Michal Artzi, Israel

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Wed Dec 7th, 2016, 0 comments

December 2016 Instructor of the Month: Master Instructor Michal Artzi, Israel

This month, we are highlighting one of our amazing Master Instructors: Michal Artzi from Tel Aviv, Isreal. She has made it her life's mission to bring effortless, graceful running to all!

Right after the workshop with Kathy I went for my first run, and for the first time in a very long time, I did not feel the pulse aching in my heels! I was thrilled! In a very gradual way, I implemented the principles of Chi into my runs and into my life. I learned so much about my body; about the way I can use it. Gradually I added more distance to my runs. It took me 4 years to do my first marathon.
Every distance I achieved, I thought I would never run more than that. I thought I’ll never run more that 10 k… more that 15… more that half a marathon. Than I thought I will never run more than one Marathon. But I did not believe myself anymore… As of now I ran six marathons and three ultras... And the future is wide open!

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September 2016 Instructor of the Month: Jane Tse

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Wed Sep 7th, 2016, 1 comments

September 2016 Instructor of the Month: Jane Tse

JANE TSE, MASTER INSTRUCTOR AND REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF HONG KONG/CHINA

A Canadian Chinese brought up in Hong Kong, Jane worked in the fields of training consultant and project management for over 20 years. ChiRunning found Jane through through a close friend who was amazed by the concept of using Chi in running. She read the ChiRunning book and started practicing by herself, and noticed there was something profound in the technique and decided to learn it from the masters.

ChiRunning’s effortless running concept has totally changed Jane's approach to body movement and training.  After practicing ChiRunning, running injuries and long recovery time became history. Jane believes that combining her training profession with her passion for running is a gift to her life, and when she sees smiling faces on her students, she feels the energy and happiness radiating from within.

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July 2016 Instructor of the Month: Angela James

Posted by Super Admin on Wed Jun 22nd, 2016, 6 comments

July 2016 Instructor of the Month: Angela James

ANGELA JAMES, MASTER INSTRUCTOR: VANCOUVER/WESTERN CANADA

“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are”   Ancient Chinese Proverb

A native of England, with a background in Nursing and Midwifery from St Mary’s Hospital, London, Angela immigrated to Canada in 1983. She owned and operated a furniture business, importing Antiques from the UK which she ran successfully for over 20 years. Her custom-built commissioned pieces have become collectible in the city of Vancouver.

Sports have always played a big part in Angela’s life, including tennis squash, cycling, swimming and or course long distance running and walking. In 1996 Angela expanded her fitness program to include marathon running. She has since completed twenty marathons including Boston in 2004. Angela is a traveler and loves nothing better than meeting people in all walks of live from around the globe.In 2003 she found a way to combine her love of traveling and running and her care-giving nature by joining Team In Training, a fund-raising program that raises research money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by running marathons around the world.

Read more about Angela below and visit her website to see her workshop schedule.

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February 2016 Instructor of the Month:

Posted by Super Admin on Sat Jan 16th, 2016, 0 comments

February 2016 Instructor of the Month:

Ed has been running for years—he loves it. He's done 10ks, half marathons, full marathons, runs on the beach, on hill trails, and anywhere else that he can get that runner's high. He's been teaching ChiRunning and ChiWalking for nearly 5 years, and just became a Master Instructor. For him, there is nothing like the end of a workshop when students leave knowing they have the tools to dramatically improve their energy efficiency and to reduce, even eliminate, injuries.

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December 2015 Instructor of the Month: Alan Miller

Posted by Super Admin on Mon Dec 14th, 2015, 0 comments

December 2015 Instructor of the Month: Alan Miller

Alan has been an avid runner since 1978. He has paticipated in almost 80 marathons, including 30 New York City Marathons. He was the first place finisher in his age group at the 2008 NY Marathon.
Alan has a doctorate degree in education and has been teaching adult learners for over thirty years. His background as an educator, counselor, and coach, combined with his enthusiasm for the topic, enables his classes to be enlightening and fun. Alan loves teaching and feels extremely fortunate to be able to share the benefits of ChiRunning and ChiWalking with others.

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June 2015 Instructor of the Month: Kari Wilkinson

Posted by Gary S. Reckard on Tue Jun 2nd, 2015, 1 comments

June 2015 Instructor of the Month: Kari Wilkinson

Kari is a certified Chi Running/Walking instructor, USA Triathlon coach, as well as a ACE personal trainer. She is a competitive age group triathlete and runner winning the NCTS and TTS age group series several years and has run several marathons qualifying for Boston (after finding Chi Running).

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