At the Mind-Body Clinic we recognize that physical exercise is a fundamental component to any integrative approach to health care. For depression, for example, it has demonstrated efficacy equal to that of psychiatric drugs, but with a lower relapse rate. Working with Chris can not only help patients prevent and recover from a variety of conditions. It can also enable them to move with greater ease and grace, and significantly reduce the risk of injury.
Chris graduated Summa Cum Laude and Salutatorian from Roger Williams University with a B.A. in Psychology, a member of Alpha Chi, chapter president of the Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology, a varsity athlete, recipient of the James Russo Athlete/Scholar award, and went on to receive High Honors for his graduate work at Boston College in Counseling Psychology. He is also listed in Who’s Who in America.
Chris, a Master Chi Running®/Chi Walking® Instructor , was personally trained and mentored by Danny Dreyer, the founder of these two revolutionary techniques. A runner for over 20 years, Griffin experienced all of running’s challenges, injuries, pain and exhaustive physical effort. But, after coming across Chi Running®/Chi Walking®, his experience of movement was forever changed. Running and walking went from result focused fitness sports to process oriented practices. The irony is, he has since finished in the top of his age group in multiple 5K, 10K, Dipsea Races and marathons (most recently qualifying for Boston)....all with less effort, injury free and more enjoyment.
He now runs and walks with greater ease, less effort, no injuries, better results, faster times, no need for recovery and has reconnected to the reason he likes to be active in the first place…for the sheer joy of it. That same joy Chris sees on his clients’ faces, as he teaches them these techniques, is the reason he loves coaching it. Chi Running®/Chi Walking® was literally life changing for him and he relishes in sharing it with others. These techniques not only have shown Chris how to run/walk more smoothly, efficiently and without injury, they have shown him how to live a more holistic, balanced, mindful, focused and fulfilling life.
Chris lives in Marin County, California and travels throughout the United States, Canada and internationally, certifying the next generation of instructors. He has been invited to teach in venues such as on The Discovery Health Channel,, the Esalen Institute, the LUNA Clif Bar Summit and as a Lululemon Ambassador, as well as to groups such as Leukemia Society’s Team In Training, Triathlon clubs, The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), and private clients. He also taught and helped develop two scientific studies done by the University of California San Francisco Integrative Medicine Department, using the Chi Walking and Chi Running techniques.