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ChiWalking at Nathan Benderson Park

ChiWalking is for everyone. The program is an exciting, new approach to creating health, fitness and well-being through walking. ChiWalking blends walking with the inner focuses of Tai Chi, to increase balance, strength, and mental focus.

Walking is the ideal way to get and stay fit. With the ChiWalking program you will walk faster and farther with less effort. You’ll slim down and get stronger and more centered with every workout.

The technique emphasizes the proper biomechanics of walking, including: good posture, loose joints, engaging core muscles, and relaxing your arms and legs. It’s easier on your body and helps improve and eliminate the aches, pains and discomfort of walking incorrectly. You’ll overcome poor movement habits that can lead to long term injury, such as knee or hip problems.

Workshop Description

In this workshop you will learn the essential foundation skills for your Chi Walking Practice. This Chi Walking Basics workshop is a great introduction to the Chi Walking technique. The Instructor will be guiding you through exercises designed to leave you with a clear sense of what the Chi Walking 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.

Chi Walking will create balance in your body, 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

  • Introduction to the Chi Walking method
  • Injury-prevention techniques
  • Upper body and lower body usage
  • Personal check-in tricks and tools
  • How to relax and conserve energy at any walking speed

ChiWalking Registration

Each ChiWalking workshop consists of 3 classes throughout the month. The first will be an hour long introductory session followed by two one and a half-hour sessions.

*Please note that it is not necessary to attend the free intro class in order to participate in the remaining class dates.

Cost:

$70 per workshop (includes free intro class and 2 ChiWalking classes)

January Workshop
January 3 - Free intro class
January 10: 8:30am-10am
January 17: 8:30am-10am

 

For those who have completed a previous ChiWalking workshop, sign up for a graduate walk! January 24. $20 per graduate walk.

Graduate Walk Registration

 


Starting February 2018, the $70 class fee will be inclusive of the introductory class, two sessions, and the graduate walk. Morning and evening classes are also now available. 

February Workshop

February 7 - Intro class
8:30am-9:30am or 5:30pm-6:30 pm
February 14: 8:30am-9:30am or 5:30pm-6:30pm

February 21: 8:30am-9:30am or 5:30pm-6:30pm

February 28: Graduate Walk
8:30am-9:30am or 5:30pm-6:30 pm

 

March Workshop

March 7 - Intro class
8:30am-9:30am or 5:30pm-6:30 pm
March 14: 8:30am-9:30am or 5:30pm-6:30pm
March 21: 8:30am-9:30am  or 5:30pm-6:30pm
March 28: Graduate Walk
8:30am-9:30am or 5:30pm-6:30 pm
 
April Workshop
April 4 - Intro class
8:30am-9:30am or 5:30pm-6:30 pm
April 11: 8:30am-9:30am  or 5:30pm-6:30pm

April 18: 8:30am-9:30am  or 5:30pm-6:30pm

April 25: Graduate Walk
8:30am-9:30am or 5:30pm-6:30 pm

Location:

Pavilion at the Ronald A. Balducci Playground and Event Garden

Click here to register for ChiWalking!

Maximum of 10 participants per workshop

For those who have completed a previous ChiWalking workshop, sign up for a graduate walk! February 28, March 28, or April 25. $15 per graduate walk.

Graduate Walk Registration

ChiRunning® and ChiWalking® are registered trademarks of ChiLiving, Inc.

Park Hours

April - October: 6:00 am to 8:00 pm
November - March:     6:00 am to 6:00 pm

 

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