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Katherine Dreyer

master instructor

Katherine Dreyer

05/04/2023 - 05/08/2023 | 4:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Well Being Retreat Center

See cost at host website. Includes food and housing choices.

Connect with Katherine Dreyer

In this 3-day workshop we’ll all be together to learn the foundational practices of ChiRunning and ChiWalking and then split into walking with Katherine or running with Danny. Walkers do not have to run during this workshop but can try running if you want to. Runners can join the walking group at any time. You’ll have fluid options to learn these life-enhancing skills. We will also discuss the option of Chi Walk-Run, a gentle way to build a safe and sustainable walk-run practice.

During this retreat, you’ll learn to use your core muscles to create whole body movement, reducing the stress and strain on your hips, legs, knees and feet. You’ll still look like a regular runner or walker, but you’ll be improving your posture and balance, strengthening your core, and experiencing how less effort is really better for your whole body. Managing your energy and the flow of your Chi offers you lifelong skills for health and vitality. Sound biomechanics combined with deep listening to your body creates fluid, gentle movement that nourishes body, mind and spirit.

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​Learning ChiRunning and ChiWalking is an active way to be kind and thoughtful to your body and being. You’ll practice:

Body Sensing: Listening to your body and responding to its needs

Mindful Movement: Offering your mind and body sound information about healthy movement

Resting as needed (and eating Well Being’s amazing food!)

Enjoying moving freely and joyously

We’ll start every session with the Chi Body Looseners to ease away stress and tightness. Then we’ll practice the optimal way to run or walk using your whole body: arms, legs, head and torso. Even your eyes are important in ChiRunning and ChiWalking!

​“All in all, ChiWalking has become our science and our art – a magical way to walk – leading to a more mindful and healthy way to live. We recommend it to everyone whether or not they ever want to walk a marathon.ChiWalking works!”- Jim & Sue

“Running for me now gets better by the day, and I am here in the Now, rather than the next project. This might be the greatest gift of the Chi technique. Although I am grateful to have been spared chronic injury.”- Carl

This workshop is for all levels of fitness, beginners to long-distance runners or walkers. It is not recommended if you have any long-term difficulties walking, such as needing a cane or have other walking or running disabilities. Mild injuries are fine as long you can stand and walk or run. Injury prevention is our first premise of ChiRunning and ChiWalking so minor knee, hip or back pain should not be a deterrent to joining the workshop.

IMPORTANT: The terrain of Well Being Retreat is mostly dirt and gravel roads and trails. Good shoes are a must. We will practice hill techniques, but running and walking mostly on gentle hills and flat but graveled terrain. Every aspect of the workshop is optional.

Reading our ChiRunning or ChiWalking book is recommended but not required.

The housing and food at this beloved retreat center has been mindfully created for your deepest well being.

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Learn ChiWalking with Katherine Dreyer or ChiRunning with Danny Dreyer for this weekend event at the beautiful Well Being Retreat Center in Tazewell, TN.

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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