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Chi Running Half Day Workshop San Francisco

Hazel Wood

master instructor

Hazel Wood

10/21/2023 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Golden Gate Park - Polo Field


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As a Master Instructor with 19 years’ experience teaching Chi Running, Hazel Wood will teach you how to run with more ease and energy and prevent injury and give you lots of tips so that you can improve and enjoy your running more. Discover how efficient running technique affords less stress on your body and requires less effort. You will be guided through many exercises and drills designed to leave you with a clear sense of what the ChiRunning technique feels like in your body. You’ll enjoy a rich learning experience, get lots of personal attention and have fun.

We will not be doing lots of running (contrary to what you might imagine), so no matter what condition you are in, have no fear. This class is for anyone – beginners who want to start off “right”, seasoned runners who want to increase distance or speed, triathletes looking to improve the run portion, or if you’re just tired of being injured. The workshop is outdoors so dress in layers and bring water, sunscreen and any snacks you may need. You will receive materials to assist you with continued learning and practice.
Here’s a sampling of what you will learn:
• How to develop and practice good posture all day long
• How to move from your center (dantien) as in T’ai Chi
• How to avoid common form-related running injuries
• How to save energy and reduce dependence on leg strength
• How to make efficient use of upper body and arms
• How to use cadence to increase efficiency and reduce effort
• How to use gears for efficient stride length and speed
• How to relax and conserve energy at any speed

Please contact me at with any questions about the workshop.
A bit about Hazel …. she’s been running for a long time and teaching ChiRunning for a long time (since 2004). She has run races from 1 mile to 50 miles and loves the trails – her favorite being the Dipsea trail.
Learn more about Hazel on her Instructor Profile page at or on her website
What others are saying…
I started running in 2002 when I began training for triathlons. I developed chronic neck pain, had persistent ITB strain (I even had to lie down in one event!). I started reading the book on Chi Running and while I found it fascinating and tried to learn all of the skills by myself I decided to seek out a trainer when I wanted to go longer distances. I worked with Hazel on a regular basis. The techniques are amazing and by watching me she knew exactly where I needed help. I have been able to run Half Marathons without hurting myself and ran my first marathon under her guidance and came in virtually free of pain. My core is stronger, my running is lighter and my endurance has changed remarkably. Hazel is knowledgeable, patient, creative and inspirational. I can’t recommend her highly enough…it doesn’t take long. If you practice what she teaches you you’ll be on your way to loving to run. Elizabeth Maier, MD

I just wanted to say a big “thank you” for yesterday’s class. I really enjoyed it and look forward to practicing the new teachings. I particularly appreciated your effective teaching style. You didn’t waste a moment and seeing as the class lasted over four hours, I think that’s a significant achievement. Thank you so much. Jodi

I’ve tried running off and on throughout my life and I could never seem to find that “zone” that serious runners refer to. After taking the ChiRunning classes, I quickly realized my inability to find that “zone” was primarily due to the “way” I was running. By the end of the classes, I was running up and down hills with more ease than I ever imagined, and I was on a “high”. Patti L

Information on exact meeting place will be sent by email after you register and closer to the date. Please make sure I have the email address that you check frequently either by using that email for registration or by sending me an email directly to with the best email for you.

Cancel 14 days before the workshop and you will be refunded your registration payment minus a $35 processing fee, or you can use the registration payment for a future workshop with ChiLiving, Inc. within one year with no penalty.

If you cancel within 14 days of the workshop, you will not receive a refund, but the fee can be credited towards a future workshop purchased with Chi Living, Inc. within one year. If you cancel within two days of the workshop you forfeit your full payment.

The Instructor reserves the right to cancel/reschedule the workshop, in which case you will receive a full refund.

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