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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 T'ai Chi, to increase balance, strength, and mental focus.

Walking is the ideal way to get and stay fit. With the Chi Walking 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.

Cost:

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

Time:

Tuesdays 8:30AM 

July Workshop

July 11 - Free intro class 
July 18
July 25

 

August Workshop

August 8 - Free intro class
August 15
August 22

 There will be no September workshops

October Workshop

October 10 - Free intro class
October 17
October 24

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! August 1 or October 31. $20 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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