Mindfulness for Runners

RUN:ZEN offers a new brand of ‘Mindfulness for Runners’ workshops and events. Our courses introduce participants to mindfulness and meditation practices, then integrate these skills with running and other activity.

Our 2019 programme continues with half-day and one-days events in Kent, East London and Devon.

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

Our next events

Mindfulness for Runners: Module 1 – Foundation and focus
Sunday 1 September 2019, 11.30 – 14.30
Fix Studio, Hackney

Mindfulness for Runners: One-day introductory workshop
Saturday 14 September 2019, 09.30 – 16.30
Vibrant Life Centre – Braunton, Devon

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

Jon Kabat-Zinn

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.