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ChiWalking Workshop

Laurel Flax

certified instructor

Laurel Flax

03/11/2023 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Monadnock Humane Society Training Center


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In this workshop, you will learn the essential foundation skills for the ChiWalking Technique so that you can walk easily & efficiently without fear of injury and develop a lifelong practice of movement!
ChiWalking is based on the movement principles of T’ai Chi.
An efficient walking technique affords less stress on your body and requires less effort.
I will be guiding you through many exercises and drills designed to leave you with a clear sense of what the ChiWalking technique feels like in your body.
We won’t be doing a lot of walking.
The focus will be on building a solid base of knowledge that you will carry forward in your walking program.
You’ll get lots of personal attention and enjoy a rich learning experience packed with good information to help you walk in balance for the rest of your life.
Create balance in your body and yourself with ChiWalking.
ChiWalking will teach you to move from your center, your core, and not use your legs to walk!!
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.

What you’ll get:
– Principles of Tai Chi applied to Walking
– Efficient Posture and Alignment
– Movement of your Dantien (center) to create forward motion
– Introduction to the ChiWalking Technique
– Upper body and lower body usage
– Injury-prevention techniques
– Core muscle drills and exercises
– Body Looseners
– Personal check-in tricks and tools
– How to relax and conserve energy at any walking speed
– Video Analysis of your walking form

Since we are in the Training Center, it will be possible for participants to bring quiet, well-behaved dogs. We will spend a few minutes at the end of the workshop practicing walking our dogs and doing slow/fast/normal pace transitions using the ChiWalking technique.
You may bring a crate or ex-pen or use a guest crate at the facility.
Proof of rabies vaccination for dogs is required.
Monadnock Humane Society also has some lovely trails where you can walk your dog before or after the workshop.
Monadnock Humane Society Training Center is a large heated/air conditioned space with excellent matting on the floor!!
We may also go outside to work on a few small hills.

The Shelter itself will be closed until 12 PM, and we will have access to the bathrooms.

– if you would like to investigate adoption, please check their website and make an appointment after the workshop.

Please contact me if you have any questions regarding the
workshop at

COVID19 Protocol:
THere are currently no requirements for COVID 19 – if any are implemented prior to the workshop, you will be notified.
The Training Center is a large well ventilated space. Please feel free to wear a mask if you are more comfortable with it.

What others are saying…
It was a pleasure to attend Laurel’s Chi Walk
instruction. She illustrates concepts clearly and creates
excitement about learning to move functionally to
prevent injury! I highly recommend her classes.

This will be a small group, indoor venue, we will also be going outside, weather permitting.

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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