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Sally Mitchell

Body Flows
Sonoma, CA
Originally from Scotland, Sally has been an athlete since childhood, including field hockey, skiing, snowboarding, running and triathlon. She first began ChiRunning in 2005 while living in NYC. As a competitive runner and triathlete at that time, Sally had been experiencing numerous running injuries which often meant pulling out of races or taking time off from running. She is forever grateful for the flyer she picked up in 2005 called Injury Free ChiRunning! Six months after learning ChiRunning, Sally ran her first marathon and qualified for Boston marathon with a time of 3:30, completely pain free. Sally went on to winning her age group in multiple sprint and olympic distance triathlons and qualifying for the 70.3 Triathlon World Championships and the ITU Triathlon World Championships. Inspired to help others find their natural running flow as well, Sally left the technology corporate world in 2009, moved to San Francisco and became a full-time ChiRunning instructor, Vinyasa flow yoga teacher and massage therapist, pursuing her passion of sharing her knowledge and experience of what had helped her to heal her own body, improve her running and health and find greater balance in her life. Now living in Sonoma wine country, Sally leads weekend yoga and wine tasting retreats and weekly group runs in stunning locations in nature, with hiking or running, creating a community of like-minded, conscious and mindful athletes and yogis looking to create more balance and vitality in their lives. Sally’s philosophy, that she seeks to apply to many aspects of her life, is 'move, breathe, balance, flow'. Join Sally and learn how to find your 'Chi' flow, physically, mentally and spiritually. You can read more about Sally on her websites at www.runningflows.com and www.bodyflows.com.