Retreats for 2018 are being planned now, we are aiming to hold a retreat in Europe between the dates of July 2nd-July 8th 2018, sign up to the newsletter to keep informed about retreat. With only 15 places available this will be fill up fast
What a great weekend, it was lovely to be surrounded by like minded folk. Nick Constantine and Mark Russell's organisation of the weekend was superb. They were both well aware of the individual needs and were able to offer their expert advice to help people on their chi running journey
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"To create the conditions to allow energy to flow"
A running mind and yoga mind are no different. Alignment, relaxation, focus, breath and core strength allow you to move to your edges of purposeful practice. You should be aiming to move in stillness and complete awareness in both disciplines. This is at the heart of the weekend; developing a practice orientated approach to your running with an application of particular yoga asanas’ to develop and discipline your mind and body. You will receive individual attention with your yoga and running; filming of both practices and individual feedback to take away with you. There will be time for group discussions and video review of your form together with time for individual practice and reflection.
Project Gallery, Lendrick Lodge previous retreats
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All retreats have the following main themes
Leave with a greater understanding of the fundamental yoga asana's that will support and strengthen your running.
Have a greater understanding that balance, flow, alignment, breath and control in your running are at the heart of developing a lifelong practice whilst also fulfilling your performance goals
Have an in depth analysis of your running form via movie analysis during the weekend and then receiving an edit movie including slo-mo and voiceover after the weekend
Practice the chi running form with specific foci over an extended period of time
Optional practice for either extended running or Yoga practice.
The retreats are held at either Lendrick Lodge, Callander, or the ECO YOGA centre, Inverliever near Lochilphead. These venues are beautiful and allow participants to really unwind and feel the full benefits of the weekend. Lendrick lodge provides some beautiful vegetarian cooking, whilst the Yoga kitchen supplies the catering for the ECO YOGA weekend.
'The hall mark of practice is wholeness, wholeheartedness, not being in conflict.......it is not about pushing through the pain or overcoming pain, no pain no gain. If you are having to be brave and courageous in order to stoically withstand excessive intensity you are pushing too hard, you are fighting. Never fight yourself. Intensify when appropriate. Practice skilfully. The optimum degree of intensity is the amount that elicits your fullest attention.’(Schifmann) if you leave with a greater understanding of that quote then I think we will have achieved something.
A Chi Running retreat is NOT a boot camp. It is believed that creating a fluent, focused movement allows you to achieve the maximum in your running. It is not about running into pain, or beyond a 'productive discomfort' level. Control is at the heart of the weekend as well as working on your yoga and running.
There will be two instructors for weekends. Myself and Mark Russell; Mark is a very well qualified yoga teacher, triathlete coach and is at present working with the Under 21 Scottish Hockey team, Motherwell football club and professional boxer Michael Roberts. Nick Constantine (me), Senior Chi running instructor (UK) and qualified PE teacher
I loved how the yoga complemented the running and how both teachers are focused on helping everyone get the most they can from their practice. They were never dogmatic
Please contact me for more information.