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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

Introduction followed by three one hour sessions. Two hours of instruction and a graduate walk.

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


September Workshop

Wednesday - September 5
Intro - 8:30-9:30 am
Intro - 5:30-6:30 pm

Wednesday - September 12
Class #1 - Lower Body - 8:30-9:30 am
Class #1 - Lower Body - 5:30-6:30 pm

 Wednesday - September 19
Class #2 - Upper Body - 8:30-9:30 am
Class #2 - Upper Body - 5:30-6:30 pm

Wednesday — September 26
Graduate Walk - 8:30-9:30 am
Graduate Walk - 5:30-6:30 pm 

October Workshop

Wednesday - October 3
Intro - 8:30-9:30 am
Intro - 5:30-6:30 pm

 Wednesday - October 10
Class #1 - Lower Body - 8:30-9:30 am
Class #1 - Lower Body - 5:30-6:30 pm

 Wednesday - October 17
Class #2 - Upper Body - 8:30-9:30 am
Class #2 - Upper Body -  5:30-6:30 pm

 Wednesday  - October 24
Group Graduate Walk - 8:30-9:30 am
Group Graduate Walk - 5:30-6:30 pm

November Workshop

Wednesday - November 7
Intro - 8:30-9:30 am

Wednesday - November 14
Class #1 - Lower Body - 8:30-9:30 am

Wednesday - November 21
Class #2 - Upper Body - 8:30-9:30 am

Wednesday — November 28
Graduate Walk - 8:30-9:30 am

December Workshop

Wednesday - December 5
Intro - 8:30-9:30 am

Wednesday - December 12
Class #1 - Lower Body - 8:30-9:30 am

Wednesday - December 19
Class #2 - Upper Body - 8:30-9:30 am

Wednesday — December 26
Graduate Walk - 8:30-9:30 am


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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