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Boulder, Colorado, June 22-30, 2019

Save Your Running

Workshop for Runners & Triathletes
taught by Jae Gruenke and Art Ives
Saturday, June 22, 2019, 10am-2pm
The Way of Running Studio, Lafayette, CO
$135 ($115 earlybird price through June 7)
Download the workshop flyer here.

You’ve tried everything but your problems keep coming back. You’re almost ready to give up on running, or at least on your goals, but you can’t quite bring yourself to let go. You still remember that perfect run you once had, when everything felt smooth and easy and it was a little like flying.

You can feel that way again.

In this workshop you’ll discover how to turn things around. You’ll learn:

• Why conventional stretching, strengthening, and technique advice haven’t been working for you
• How to use core action—not core stability—to take the stress off your back, IT bands, knees, and feet
• What to do to recover that flowing, flying feeling without overthinking or paying for it later

This workshop uses The Feldenkrais Method of Movement Education®, so it’s low-stress and safe for injured runners and beginners but potent enough to impact runners performing at very high levels.

(Note: healthy runners who want to improve their technique and injury resistance are also welcome!)

The workshop will be preceded by an optional run from 8:45-9:30 am led by coach Art Ives. There will be a second optional run the following day, Sunday 6/23, at 8:30.

Jae Gruenke is a Feldenkrais pracitioner, running technique expert, and founder of The Balanced Runner System™. Since 2003 she has helped runners from beginner to Olympian learn how to run pain-free, efficiently, and fast. She specializes in helping runners whose problems haven’t resolved with medical treatment and those transitioning to minimalist or barefoot running. Runner’s World has called her one of the 70 most influential people in running.

Art Ives of Boulder, Colorado has either coached or competed at every running distance from 100 meters to 100 miles. His passion for running is matched only by his love for helping other runners train the way their mind, body and schedule work best. The way he works with clients is comprehensive and creates positive lasting changes in their biomechanics physical capability and mental attitude. Learn more at http://thewayofrunning.com/

 

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One-to-One Lesson + One Month Custom Program

Sunday 6/23/19
Monday 6/24/19
Click here for available timeslots
$350 (20% discount if you’re also attending Save Your Running)

Uncover the role your running form is playing in your problems and learn exactly what you need to do to get better.

In your 75-minute individual lesson Jae will:

  • analyze your running
  • help you understand what you’re doing
  • guide you through a lesson targeting your key difficulties
  • create a custom one-month followup program of audio Feldenkrais lessons to maximize the effects of your in-person lesson and make a significant, lasting improvement in your running.

Includes one month of followup email coaching and support from Jae.

Questions? Email jae@balancedrunner.com

“Interested to see what Feldenkrais can offer, I book myself a session with practitioner Jae Gruenke, who specialises in applying the therapy to running… After she’s done we head back out to the street and she gets me to run up and down again. I have to admit, I feel great. Before, she had asked me to listen to the sound of my feet, as a point of reference. I had thought they were extremely quiet, but now they positively purr, and I seem to skim silently along the ground.”

Adharanand Finn, The Rise of the Ultra Runners

 

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How to Make Running Possible…Easy…and Elegant

Feldenkrais Guild of North America Annual Conference
Saturday, June 29, 2019, 2:30pm- 5:00pm; Open to the public

Running is our birthright, part of what Dr. Feldenkrais called our biological inheritance. Yet so many children and adults—even runners!—struggle with it. The secret to running that feels safe, fun, and natural—not to mention faster—is learning to use our system of internal springs. The ability run smoothly, comfortably, even gracefully lies there waiting to be activated. Through Awareness Through Movement and a small amount of optional running (< 5 minutes, twice) we’ll explore how to get out of the way of the spring system, turning the dreaded impact of running into an energy source that propels us almost effortlessly forward.

Here’s a short video of Jae Gruenke discussing the workshop:

For more information about the conference and to register, please go to the conference website.

Feldenkrais Conference Website

 

 

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