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Chi Running Workshop Livermore/Tri Valley

Hazel Wood

master instructor

Hazel Wood

04/13/2024 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Las Positas Community College


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Community Education at Las Positas College presents this special opportunity for runners to learn the basics of Chi Running. The special registration fee of $89 is available only through direct registration at and only for this clinic.

Join Master Instructor Hazel Wood who brings 20 years of experience teaching Chi Running to learn how to run with greater ease, energy and avoid injury. Efficient running technique affords less stress on your body while running 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 ChiRunning technique feels like in your body. 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. We will spend time alternating between demonstrations, fun exercises and technique drills … the nature of the day will be relaxed, full and inspiring. 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 class will be outdoors on the campus of Las Positas College. Parking and meeting location details will be emailed to you.

What you will learn includes:

• 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

Bonus – Reference materials will be emailed post event.

Please contact me if you have any questions regarding the workshop at If you have questions about registration please contact Community Ed at Las Positas 925-424-1467 or

Early registration is recommended as space is limited.

Class is not for College Credit.

Workshop is 3 hours from 9 a.m. – noon and depending on weather conditions will be held either on the outdoor track or the indoor track. Dress in layers and bring water, any snacks you may need, sunscreen etc. Parking and meeting location details will be emailed to you by the Community Education Department at Las Positas Community College.

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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