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ChiRunning & ChiWalking Instructor Certification

Help individuals and organizations take charge of their health! Teaching ChiRunning® and ChiWalking® gives you the tools to empower yourself and others through mindful, injury-free fitness. Join our team of 200+ Instructors today.

Why our Certified Instructors love what they do:

ChiRunning/ChiWalking Instructor Training Schedule

Registration and payment are required three months prior to the Instructor Training.  Please contact Kelly at Instructors@chiliving.com for more information.

Instructor Location Date of Training Register by PAY HERE
Danny Dreyer Hong Kong 4-Day Training March 31-April 3, 2016 Jan 18, 2016

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Vince Vaccaro New York Metropolitan Area 4-Day Training June 23-26, 2016 Apr 4, 2016

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Chris Griffin San Francisco Bay Area 4-Day Training October 6-9, 2016 Jul 15, 2016

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Rafael Izquierdo/ Amelia Jurado Madrid, Spain 4-Day Training June 2-5, 2016 Mar 13, 2016

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Gray Caws London 4-Day Training June 25-26 & Sept 24-25 Apr 4, 2016

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Program Overview

The ChiRunning® & ChiWalking® Instructor Training (CRCWIT) begins with a Three-month Home-study Course with video lessons, quizzes and practice teaching, followed by attendance at our Four-day In-person Course.

After your Home-study and Four-day Course, you have up to one year to complete the remaining requirements for Certification. Read the information below for a full understanding of the program.

Benefits of Becoming a Certified Instructor

The ChiRunning® and ChiWalking® Instructor Training is a wonderful business opportunity. When you become Certified in ChiRunning® you will also become Certified in ChiWalking® and the ChiWalk-Run technique.

  • Ability to teach individuals and groups the ChiRunning and ChiWalking techniques
  • Partner commissions from ChiRunning and ChiWalking product sales
  • Use of the trademarked ChiRunning and ChiWalking logos for marketing
  • Free customizable listing on the ChiLiving website
  • Opportunity to join the ChiLiving PRO Workshop marketing program
  • Participation in ChiLiving blogs, social media, bulletin boards, and articles
  • Opportunity to give public talks and presentations
  • Lead group runs and walks
  • Access to customizable marketing materials (Business Cards, Flyers, etc.)

Instructor Certification Requirements

To become a ChiRunning® and ChiWalking® Certified Instructor Candidate you should be experienced in the ChiRunning and ChiWalking techniques. It is highly recommended that Candidates attend a workshop, or work privately with a Certified Instructor, before enrollment in the program.

Before starting the Home Study Course, you must:

  • Attend a ChiRunning workshop, or work with a Certified Instructor within one year of attending the CRCWIT
  • Submit Payment, Candidate Application, and a Non-Compete Agreement (NDA)*

During the Home Study Course, you must:

  • Complete 8 hours of pro-bono practice teaching
  • Complete 3 Online Quizzes (Quiz links provided via email)
  • 40 Hours Studying ChiRunning & ChiWalking Materials (Study outline provided)

Then attend the Four-day, In-person Course. The Four-day course includes two written exams and a teaching presentation.

After attending the Four-Day Course, you must complete the following for final Certification:

  • Complete 8 hours of assistant teaching at a workshop with Danny, a Master Instructor or Senior Instructor
  • Complete 10 hours of pro- bono ChiRunning practice teaching, and 4 hours of pro- bono ChiWalking practice teaching
  • Submit videos to your Master Instructor of your personal form, and teaching one other person (Details provided in the Instructor Manual)
  • Submit proof of Professional Liability Insurance (we will provide you with a name of an insurance company we recommend)

Certification Renewal

To maintain Certification, all Instructors must keep current Professional Liability Insurance, submit an annual fee payment, resign the NDA, and complete a biennial Recertification workshop.

The annual fee covers the cost to license and use the ChiRunning and ChiWalking materials. This fee is a payment of $325. This fee is due by January 31st of each calendar year.

Also, every two years from the year of Certification, each Instructor must assist Danny, a Master or a Senior Instructor at an 8 hour workshop for evaluation of teaching and personal form. This ensures that each Instructor is up to date with current teaching methods and materials, and is maintaining good personal form.

Fees and Cancellation Policy


Fee for the Instructor Trainings is $1395 in the U.S. and is due by the start of the Home-study Course. Payment plans are available. (See individual trainings in other countries to confirm pricing).


30 days before final registration date: full refund, less $250 cancellation fee. If you are working directly with a Master Instructor your fee is non-refundable.


There is a $150 fee to transfer from one course to another and is only allowed 30 days before the final registration date.

Register Now: You must complete these 3 steps to be fully registered

Step 1: Pay for the course

- Click here if you are working directly with an instructor.

- Click here if you are paying for Hong Kong.

- Click here if you are paying for New York.

- Click here if you are paying for San Francisco.

- If you are registering for Spain, click here to register and to pay.

- If you are registering for London, click here to register and to pay


Step 2: Sign the Agreement. You must review and sign this Agreement before any course/study materials will be sent to you.

Step 3: Fill out this Registration form.

(We will email you the links for the Agreement and Registration after you have paid for the course).

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ChiRunning began to enrich my life on July 3, 2010 when I read the first 100 pages of the book and went for a run, and just focusing on ankle lift made a difference! My running life continues to transform and create joy! I smile when I run and love every minute. I am thrilled and grateful to be part of this ChiRunning community. Thank you for the opportunity to pursue becoming an Instructor.