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Whether you are an experienced runner or just starting out, RUN:ZEN’s 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

We are currently preparing our 2020 programme with events being scheduled in many new locations. In the meantime you can learn more about the art of mindfulness for runners in our mindful running resources section.


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

Jon Kabat-Zinn


Mindful running and yoga

Hackney, East London
Sunday 17 November

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.

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

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

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