So, you've read Born to Run. Or you've heard barefoot/minimalist running is all the rage now. Or...
Well, getting started can be tricky, and a little orientation can go a long way. In this introductory workshop we'll get you headed smoothly in the right direction.
The truth is, most people would prefer not to have to think about it, and running tends to attract a "push through it" mindset. But if you you are the kind of person who is curious, and ready to listen to what your feet and sensations are telling you, then running barefoot is an incredible way to learn how to move gracefully and effortlessly.
Here's what you can expect:
After this introductory workshop you can explore on your own, or join a weekly series of ongoing running form labs.
Chris is a movement educator and barefoot runner. He is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practioner, which is a form of movement education based on organic learning principles, and works with athletes, artists, children, and professionals to help them clarify their movement potential and integrate it into their pursuits.
He holds a doctorate in Philosophy and Education, and things incessantly about how we learn best, and how we can learn to engage more dynamically with our urban environments. If he starts talking about Plato and school chairs, just smack him and he'll switch to telling stories of walking the catacombs of Paris barefoot.
He also teaches a course on making custom minimalist sandals, or huaraches. When you can't go barefoot, these are the next best thing, organically molded just to your foot and its movements. The sensation will make you grin.