Support Precedes Movement

Upgrade your rhythm, energy and flow on the run

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I was introduced to the principle - ‘support precedes movement’ – by my Body Mind Centering teacher Alice Cummins. This principle comes from a rich body of work that Alice teaches, connected to the organs and their supportive role in movement. ‘Support precedes movement’ is the hallmark of fluid and efficient running form.

As you run, your legs are there to provide you with the support necessary to free up the rhythm, energy and movement of all of your organs. The ‘support phase’ of a runner’s stride - the moment when a runner lands on their forward leg – sets up our legs’ supportive function. Sadly, many runners over push with their legs or land with their foot ahead of their centre. This means that they do not achieve whole body integration during the support phase of their stride; placing stress on the vital organs. This in turn reduces energy, increases tension and creates excessive work for the musculoskeletal system.

At this workshop you will learn how to use your legs to support all of your vital your organs for greater rhythm, energy and flow on the run.

This workshop is facilitated by Maggie Macgill, who is an accomplished Chi Running® and Pilates teacher with 17 years of international coaching experience. Maggie holds a degree in research methods, Masters level certification in Pilates and is a qualified life coach. Her clients have included sufferers of acute and chronic pain through to professional sportspeople, paralympians and Olympic gold medalists.Pilates and Chi Running® are intelligent movement systems that harness the principles of alignment , balance and flow to reconnect you to your natural state of vitality. Maggie’s expert knowledge and customized application of these systems forms the basis of a powerful workshop that will leave you feeling refreshed, connected, confident and inspired.

A footnote for those who are unfamiliar with Chi Running®: 

Based on the Tai Chi principles of alignment, balance and flow, the Chi Running® technique shifts the work of running to the centre of the body. Moving this way is highly efficient and protects the body from injury. Chi Running® is a mindful practice creates a deep sense of physical presence and a clear connection to your body in motion.


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What you will learn
  • How to reduce physical and metal tension whilst running.
  • How to connect more clearly with your body as you run.
  • How to enjoy running more.
What you will get
  • Skills to enhance your running performance, reduce your risk of injury and create more flow in your running.
  • Increased energy, improved focus and a relaxed mind.
  • To enjoy all of the benefits of organ supported running.

What to bring
  • Just your enthusiasm!
What to wear

Your comfortable workout clothes.

Appropriate for

Mindful movers, runners, athletes, health care practitioners, students and teachers of yoga and Pilates.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Flow Holistic Performance Training requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Flow Holistic Performance Training to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Flow Holistic Performance Training or organised by Flow Holistic Performance Training must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Flow Holistic Performance Training .


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Flow Holistic Performance Training requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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13 December 2017 • Support Precedes Movement

Enjoyed the class and concepts. However I felt that too much time was given to the first component of the class (understand the weight and movement of our organs) and not enough to the running component. I would have expected for the small number of class participants that we would have been individually assessed/critiqued/supported in our movements.

Flow Holistic Performance Training


Thanks Kaya. I will add video analysis for additional personal feedback. The deep core work with the organs did take 50% of the class time.