Mindfulness for Runners

RUNZEN 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.

We are continuing to add to our 2019 programme with events in Kent, East London, Devon and the Cotswolds. These include half-day modules, beginners courses, and a residential retreat, as well as our flagship six-week course designed to build learning through regular home practice for a more immersive experience.

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

Our next events

Mindfulness for New Runners: Beginning to run mindfully
Saturday 4 May, 13.00 – 17.00
Fort Amherst – Chatham, Kent

Mindfulness for Runners: One day workshop
Saturday 11 May, 10.30 – 16.30
Vibrant Life Centre, Braunton, Devon

Mindfulness for Runners: Six-week course
Mondays 20 + 27 May, 3, 10 + 24 June, 19.00 – 21.30
Saturday 15 June, 10.00 – 16.00
Fort Amherst – Chatham, Kent

Mindfulness for Runners: Module 1 – Foundation and focus
Saturday 25 May 2019, 14.00 – 17.00
Fix Studio, Hackney

Mindfulness for Runners: Cotswolds weekend retreat
Friday 31 May – Sunday 2 June 2019
Hawkwood College, Stroud

Mindfulness for Runners: Module 1 – Foundation and focus
Saturday 8 June 2019, 13.00 – 16.00
Fort Amherst – Chatham, Kent

Mindfulness for Runners: Module 2 – Integrating body and mind
Saturday 29 June 2019, 14.00 – 17.00
Fix Studio, Hackney

Mindfulness for Runners: Module 2 – Integrating body and mind
Saturday 30 June 2019, 13.30 – 16.30
Fort Luton – Chatham, Kent

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

Jon Kabat-Zinn

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 Mindfulness for Runners 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.