Sally Mitchell — Certified Instructor

Sally first began Chi Running in 2005 while she was living in NYC.  Being a competitive runner and triathlete, Sally experienced numerous running injuries over the years, which often meant pulling out of races at the last minute. The day she picked up a flyer with the caption “Injury Free Running” changed her life!

Sally took a 3-hour private class from Bryn Randolph, who was one of the first Chi Running instructors and had been taught by Danny Dreyer, the Founder of Chi Running. She noticed incredible results immediately after the class.  Landing mid-foot and increasing her cadence were the two focuses that quickly allowed her to run with zero knee pain. This was a fantastic breakthrough, after months of knee pain, physical therapy, knee braces and only being able to run for 30 minutes before the pain took over.

6 months after this Chi Running class, Sally ran her first marathon in Miami in January 2006, and finished with a time of 3:35, qualifying for the Boston marathon…injury and pain free!

Sally then went on to race in triathlons. After many podium finishes in sprint, olympic and half ironman distances, Sally qualified for the ITU olympic distance World Championships and the Ironman 70.3 World Championships.

​Now living in Sonoma, Northern California, Sally loves to run on the local trails and hills. Whenever she travels to a new place, her running shoes are packed and her Chi Running focuses are practiced as soon as she arrives! She believes that going for a run is one of the best ways to explore and relax in a new environment.

​​​Inspired to teach others how to prevent injuries and run like the wind, Sally loves working with anyone looking to improve their form, increase their speed or enhance their enjoyment of running.

Sally teaches all over Sonoma county and the San Francisco Bay Area. She is available for private group workshops and private one-on-one sessions. Please contact Sally directly for more information at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Feel free to check out her website at

When not teaching ChiRunning, Sally teaches yoga, provides healing through massage and Reiki, and leads weekend yoga, wellness and wine tasting retreats in California wine country. You can read more at

Sally Mitchell

Sonoma and San Francisco Bay Area




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