RUN:ZEN teacher running

Welcome to RUN:ZEN
– the home of mindful running

Our passion is to offer new ways to wellbeing by bringing together the benefits of running with the practice of mindfulness.

Here you will find details about our upcoming workshops along with tips and advice to get you started on your mindful running journey.

Whether you are an experienced runner or just starting out, RUN:ZEN’s mindful running workshops introduce mindfulness skills that can help you to:

> run with more enjoyment and awareness

> prevent injury through learning good running form

> find greater all-round wellbeing

What is mindful running?

At RUN:ZEN we offer a variety of workshops and events that teach mindful running. When people are signing up, there are often two questions they are curious about having answered. First, ‘What does mindful running actually mean?’ and second, ‘Why might I find it useful?’ So, we’d like to start to unpack mindful running for … Read more

Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.

Jon Kabat-Zinn

NEXT EVENTS

Mindful Running - Building Resilience

Fix Studio, London Fields
Sunday 6 September 2020

RUN:ZEN at Orbit Fitness Festival

Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire
Friday 18 - Sunday 20 September 2020

Mindful Running - Building Resilience

Shorne Woods, Kent
Sunday 4 October 2020

Mindful running residential weekend

Xèrica, Castellón, Spain
Friday 29 - Sunday 31 January 2021

Why mindfulness for runners?

Running is one of the most popular forms of exercise in the UK. Studies suggest a range of benefits for the health of our body and mind when we run. These include helping prevent obesity, heart disease and high blood pressure, and boosting sleep quality and mood.

In recent years, there has also been a growing interest in mindfulness. Research is linking a regular and sustained mindfulness practice with a decrease in the incidence of depression, anxiety and stress. It can also improve the ability to regulate our emotions, and help increase our focus and attention.

Our Mindfulness for Runners events have a particular focus on combining mindfulness meditation methods with movement through running. Our two course leaders, Stuart and Cesare, have many years experience between them of mindfulness and meditation practice, developed alongside their own journeys in endurance sports. Through these experiences, we have learnt for ourselves that the integration of mind-body awareness can improve mental health and our running simultaneously for greater all-round wellbeing. These benefits can then be brought back into our everyday life.

View our testimonials to see what our course participants have been saying about our mindful running events. As well as offering our own events, we can also come to you! If you would like a session exclusively organised for your club or group, or perhaps for your workplace, then please get in touch to discuss options. For all others queries and to subscribe to our newsletter, please use the contact form.

Learn to run with a new perspective

If you’re anything like me, you probably have a regular running route as part of your routine. After a while it becomes very familiar. You know the gradients where you may need to increase your effort. You know the flats and the descents and how you like to run those. There’s no problem with having ... Read more
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Rachel

Chatham

Brilliant! This brings a whole new dynamic to my running which will overflow into daily life.

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Sara

Chatham

I am very interested in connecting mind with body and this course provided an ideal opportunity to explore that interest. The experience of running with a different mindset and attitude was revealing.

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Janet

London

Great experience and well designed content, delivered in a thoughtful and sensitive way.

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Ruslan

London

This workshop revolutionized my running.
I stopped listening to music whilst running and instead started paying attention to my feet, body and the surroundings.

I started forefoot running and adjusted my posture, which means I have been injury free since then. No more shin splints and itb pain.

Mindful running teacher Cesare Saguato

Synchronising body and mind is not a technique or a random concept someone thought up for basic self-improvement. Rather, it is a basic principle of how to be a human being.

Chogyam Trungpa