Marisa Leva - Certified Instructor - Chi Living

Marisa Leva — Senior Instructor

If someone had told me a few years ago- after having had back surgery- that I would run several 5Ks,10Ks,Half Marathons,and other distance races, I would have laughed and said “Why in the world would I want to do that?!”

Always athletic but never a runner, there was no way that I was going to run for no apparent reason! After surgery, however, my rehab was to walk as much as possible. Soon thereafter, I started to add a little “jogging” which led to some running which in turn led to my first 5K. Running suddenly and surprisingly became a passion!

Now I had to figure out how to pursue this passion safely, efficiently, and injury-free so that running could become a lifelong practice.

Being an Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist working in outpatient and sports rehab settings for almost 30 years, I have seen what can happen when one does not use safe and efficient techniques for activities of daily living, including running and other sports.

Fortunately,after thorough research, I discovered Chi Running and Chi Walking! After taking my first workshop with Danny, I knew that sharing this wonderful discovery by becoming an instructor was what I wanted to do.

It would be an honor to help YOU on YOUR journey to health and well-being!

I currently offer:

Individual and Group Private Instruction

Half Day Workshops

Private Instruction and Workshops include before and after Video Gait Analysis. You will be amazed by what you will learn from this! We will also cover the Chi Running and Walking focuses (Posture, Lean, Arm Swing, Ankle Lift, Foot Landing, and Cadence) which will help move you forward on your journey to lifelong efficient and injury-free running and walking!   


Marisa Leva

Southeastern PA, Delaware, Southern New Jersey areas




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