Description

In this workshop you get to focus on enjoying the many benefits of good alignment as you run. You will also learn how to align your body in gravity so that you can urilise this powerful force for forward momentum. 

Correct postural alignment is the single most important aspect of good running technique. Most inefficiencies and running injuries happen when you land on your forward leg. If your body is not aligned at this critical moment things start to go haywire and monumental stress is placed on compensatory hot spots. This results in anything from tight muscles, or labored breathing, to an all out injury.  Being even slightly out of alignment will compromise the activation of your body’s deep core muscles, which takes away the support of your entire structure. Because alignment is such a critical component of both injury prevention and high level running performance, it is a skill that elite runners return to over and over again. After her alignment fine-tuning sessions with Maggie, Paralympic sprinter Isis Holt reported: “I feel a lot more relaxed and controlled as I run”. Running in alignment at any speed creates ease of breath, exceptional posture, physical confidence and a relaxed mind. 

This workshop is facilitated by Maggie Macgill, who is an accomplished Chi Running® and Pilates teacher with 17 years of international coaching experience. Maggie holds a degree in research methods, Masters level certification in Pilates and is a qualified life coach. Her clients have included sufferers of acute and chronic pain through to professional sportspeople, paralympians and Olympic gold medalists.Pilates and Chi Running® are intelligent movement systems that harness the principles of alignment , balance and flow to reconnect you to your natural state of vitality. Maggie’s expert knowledge and customized application of these systems forms the basis of a powerful workshop that will leave you feeling refreshed, connected, confident and inspired.

A footnote for those who are unfamiliar with Chi Running®:

Based on the Tai Chi principles of alignment, balance and flow, the Chi Running® technique shifts the work of running to the centre of the body. Moving this way is highly efficient and protects the body from injury. Chi Running® is a mindful practice creates a deep sense of physical presence and a clear connection to your body in motion.

 

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Class Schedule

Duration: 3 Hours

What you will learn
  • How to reduce physical and metal tension whilst running.
  • How to become a more confident and relaxed runner.
  • The fundamental skills of Chi Running®.
What you will get
  • Skills to enhance your running performance, reduce your risk of injury and create more flow in your running.
  • To enjoy all of the benefits of good alignment on the run.
  • Increased energy, improved focus and a relaxed mind.
  • Video analysis.
  • Powerful yet simple tools to engage the force of gravity for forward momentum.
  • Delicious snacks by whole foods expert - Lesley Fox.
  • End of session mini Yin Yoga Class (deep stretch and release).

What to bring
  • Just your enthusiasm!
What to wear

Your comfortable workout clothes plus an extra layer for stretching and cool down.

Appropriate for

Mindful athletes. Students and teachers of Pilates and yoga. Health care practitioners. Coaches. New and Returning Chi runners. Middle to long distance runners.


WHY WASTE TIME RUNNING AROUND IN CIRCLES, PUSHING HARDER THAN YOU NEED TO WHEN YOU CAN WORK WITH A COACH WHO HAS THE SKILL AND EXPERIENCE TO BRING OUT THE BEST IN YOU.

Maggie is an accomplished Chi Running® and Pilates teacher with 17 years of international coaching experience. She also holds a degree in research methods, Masters level certification in Pilates and is a qualified life coach. Her clients have included sufferers of acute and chronic pain through to professional sportspeople, paralympians and Olympic gold medalists.

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