Become a successful certified ChiRunning Coach

Share your passion and building a business by teaching more than just a running technique

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Enrolling now for May & November 4-day practical workshops

Do you love to run? Would you love to share that passion with others? The ChiRunning Instructor Training Programme will help you hone your running technique, and provide you with the skillset to coach others.

As a qualified ChiRunning Instructor you will enjoy a wonderful business opportunity, becoming part of a growing network dedicated to inspiring and empowering runners of all levels.

The Programme comprises…

  • Access to a comprehensive online training course and teaching materials
  • A 4-day practical workshop covering advanced technique and teacher training
  • 2 one-to-one sessions with the UK director, delivered online or in-person

The Programme delivers…

  • An in-depth understanding of the key principles and components of the ChiRunning technique
  • The teaching cues, drills and exercises to teach ChiRunning lessons including posture, breathing, video observation, hill running, speed with ease, training programme development
  • An understanding of basic anatomy and physiology including an overview of the kinetic chain, muscle sling systems and myofascial meridians
  • An understanding of the importance of, and science behind, a mindful approach to exercise
  • An introduction to basic business development and connection to the network of world-wide ChiRunning Instructors
  • The opportunity to improve your own personal practice

Your Instructor

Gray Caws
Gray Caws

Gray is a master coach and teacher trainer of both the ChiRunning and Oxygen Advantage technique. He is also a master kettlebell instructor, specialist exercise personal trainer and director of Adventures In Movement.

"I discovered a passion for health and fitness in 2004. After struggling with niggles and injuries when running, I attended a workshop with ChiRunning founder Danny Dreyer in 2010. This encouraged me to qualify as a Certified ChiRunning Instructor. I also went on to qualified as a Personal Trainer, Master Kettlebell Coach, Specialist Exercise Coach (Management of Lower Back Pain).

In 2014 I was appointed Master Instructor and Director of ChiRunning UK & Ireland, responsible for the management of ChiRunning across this region. Looking to develop my skill-set further, in 2016 I trained as an Oxygen Advantage Instructor with Patrick McKeown. I became the first UK Certified Instructor, teaching a programme of breathing exercises that help address every-day breathing pattern disorders alongside improving sports performance. In 2018 I trained with Patrick in the Buteyko Breathing method, upon which the Oxygen Advantage is based.

I work with clients on a 1-2-1 basis and also hold regular workshops in London, across the UK and Europe. I also train new instructors in the ChiRunning and Oxygen Advantage methods. My current personal practice includes kettlebells and body-weight strength training to complement a marathon-maintenance running programme.

I enjoy running marathons and half marathons with my first venture into ultras at the Royal Parks Ultra Marathon back in 2014."

Class Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The online course is available now and you will have access for as long as you remain a certified ChiRunning coach! It is a self-paced online course – you decide when you start and when you finish, however you should aim to complete it before you attend the 4-day practical workshop. Upcoming workshops in London are May and November.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this online course for as long as you are a certified ChiRunning coach – across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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