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Have you been searching for answers for your chronic pain?  Looking for ways to increase flexibility?  Do you feel stuck in your yoga, Pilates, or personal training routine?  Stretch Chi has the solution - we use a specific form of resistance flexibility training called Ki-Hara to create immediate and highly effective increases in flexibility and muscle balance.  We offer stretching classes in Chicago, stretching workshops and assisted stretching sessions at our studio in the loop.  

Owner, Carrie Collins, started started Stretch Chi because of her own physical pain after years as a professional pianist.  Tendonitis, back pain, shoulder pain and a family history of fibromyalgia lead her to build the ultimate mind-body solution - a combination of Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching, meditation and diet change.  All which lead to building the successful online course "Life Renovations."  At Stretch Chi, creating a mindfulness practice along with a highly effective method of building strength and flexibility, Ki-Hara, has lead to success in treating many clients in over 9 years.  

Stretch Chi is dedicated to the practice of the Ki-Hara Method of Resistance Stretching. I use techniques that incorporate muscle activation and muscle balancing to ensure that your body is working at its most productive state.  Ki-Hara is used to remove the layers of tension that may be covering up the true cause of pain.  Stretch Chi clients see an immediate increase in strength and flexibility, giving them a better body, better posture and better balance from the inside out.  Ki-hara helps people of all ages and abilities - from injury recovery, chronic back pain and frozen shoulder to finding a better and stronger you mind, body and spirit.

Pricing: 

  Ki-Hara Group Class Private Ki-Hara Sessions

Introductory Offer 

$10 for 1st Class $450 for 3 sessions

Single Session

$20 $200

10 Pack

$150 $1,600
  • Listen as Carrie discusses the importance of Redefining Flexibility with Andrea Rivera Maza on her Podcast "Did you Move Today?"

    Listen as Carrie discusses the importance of Redefining Flexibility with Andrea Rivera Maza on her Podcast "Did you Move Today?"

    Listen as Carrie discusses the importance of Redefining Flexibility with Andrea Rivera Maza on her Podcast "Did you Move Today?" Read More
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    When Carrie Collins was practicing hours on end for a piano recital, she developed pain in the muscles of her neck and upper back. Living in San Francisco at the time and looking for atypical alternatives, she decided against going to a medical doctor. Instead, she turned to Craigslist, deciding on someone who offered relief... Read More
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    This is one of my favorite radio pieces by Jennifer Brandel. ​Jennifer Brandel: The last time I could touch my toes must have been shortly after birth. 
 If and when I try to, I end up looking more like a zombie searching for a contact lens. I have never been flexible; I have always wanted to be. And that.. is my secret shame. Read More

Testimonials

Palms on the ground, amazing!... Amy K.
Helping a client with Multiple Sclerosis... Estelle Harford
I am fortunate to have received Ki-Hara from Kristin.... Robin Kidd, LMT

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