Mindfulness for Runners events

Mindfulness for Runners:
Module 1 – Foundation and focus

Saturday 25 May, 14.00-17.00: Fix Studio, London Fields, Hackney
Module 1 – Foundation and focus

“From Autopilot to Presence”

This half-day module designed by RUNZEN introduces participants to the key elements that help us bring a mindful awareness to the experience of the body and mind whilst running.

The module includes mindfulness meditations in stillness, gentle movement and running. We will guide you through a range of mindfulness practices before enjoying an easy-paced run around the nearby London Fields. The invitation for the whole day is simply to be curious about our experience, and each practice is followed by an opportunity to share as a group what we may have discovered.

The mindful running instruction has two components: the foundation and focus. To run with mindfulness requires that we establish and maintain a foundation based on good posture, relaxation and body awareness, which has the added benefit of injury prevention. We will then introduce how to apply a specific focus for mindful running.

Module 1 is an introduction to RUNZEN and Mindfulness for Runners and will equip you with the basic tools and practices that you can then explore in running and life. Participants will receive a follow up email with supporting materials and will also then be able to participate in our free community runs throughout the year.

After completing Module  1 and becoming familiar with the tools and practices in your running and life, participants are invited to complete Module 2 – Developing Embodied Presence.

***Prior to the workshop there will be a questionnaire (to become familiar with your previous experience and any physical and/or mental health needs) for all prospective participants to complete and return***

Water and energy snacks shall be provided.

Mindfulness for Runners: Module 1 course fee: £40

To book follow the link here.

If you have any questions at all about the course, please  get in touch with us via email: runzen.contact@gmail.com

We look forward to meeting you!

Mindfulness for Runners:
Cotswolds weekend retreat

Friday 31 May – Sunday 2 June 2019: Hawkwood College, Stroud

At RUNZEN, we believe running in its purest sense can be enjoyed as a fully integrated body-mind experience. At this weekend retreat, we invite you to join us to explore together how we can bring more mindful awareness to our experience both of running and other everyday activities. As we learn to move beyond our habitual ways of engaging with the world on autopilot, we will discover how to meet the present moment with greater openness, joy and curiosity.

Hawkwood College is situated within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – the perfect location to enjoy running fantastic trails in an inspirational setting.  

Over the weekend we will explore a range of mindfulness techniques, supported by group inquiry, and learn how to integrate these new skills with our running in the grounds of Hawkwood College and on the trails in the surrounding area.

What will you learn?

  • Core mindfulness meditation practices including awareness of breathing, mindful walking, and mindful movement based on yoga and qigong
  • The foundation of mindful running – including posture and drills to support good running form and injury prevention
  • The focus of mindful running – developing skills to anchor our attention, integrate body and mind while running, and run with open awareness
  • How to meet difficulties, such as working with aversion in running
  • How to integrate the benefits of the mindfulness concepts we will be learning into everyday life

Some of the key themes and mindfulness concepts we shall look at include:

  • From Autopilot to Being Present
  • Doing and Being Modes of Mind
  • Awareness and its Content
  • Allowing and Letting Be with Curiosity
  • Gratitude
  • Everyday Mindfulness

Is this event for me?

The weekend retreat has been designed to cater for both experienced runners and beginning runners who are able to run up to 30 minutes at a slow pace, without the need for frequent stops, and able to run on uneven sloping terrain. It is also suitable for those who are totally new to meditation as well as people with some prior experience.

The schedule for the weekend will immerse participants fully in the joys of mindful running and other mindfulness practices, and will include periods of silence and free time to help integrate our learning.

The fee for the weekend includes all catering, and there are options for single rooms, shared rooms and non-residential.

To secure a place, please visit Hawkwood’s website at the link HERE. or call 01453 759034.

Mindfulness for Runners:
Module 1 – Foundation and focus

Saturday 8 June, 13.00-16.00: Fort Amherst, Chatham

Module 1 – Foundation and focus
“From Autopilot to Presence”

This half-day module designed by RUNZEN introduces participants to the key elements that help us bring a mindful awareness to the experience of the body and mind whilst running.

The module includes mindfulness meditations in stillness, gentle movement and running. We will guide you through a range of mindfulness practices before enjoying an easy-paced run around the the Great Lines Heritage Park. The invitation for the whole day is simply to be curious about our experience, and each practice is followed by an opportunity to share as a group what we may have discovered.

The mindful running instruction has two components: the foundation and focus. To run with mindfulness requires that we establish and maintain a foundation based on good posture, relaxation and body awareness, which has the added benefit of injury prevention. We will then introduce how to apply a specific focus for mindful running.

Module 1 is an introduction to RUNZEN and Mindfulness for Runners and will equip you with the basic tools and practices that you can then explore in running and life. Participants will receive a follow up email with supporting materials and will also then be able to participate in our free community runs throughout the year.

After completing Module  1 and becoming familiar with the tools and practices in your running and life, participants are invited to complete Module 2 – Developing Embodied Presence.

***Prior to the workshop there will be a questionnaire (to become familiar with your previous experience and any physical and/or mental health needs) for all prospective participants to complete and return***

Water and energy snacks shall be provided.

Mindfulness for Runners: Module 1 course fee: £30

Pay by PayPal at the link here or via bank transfer (preferred) – please email for the details, thank you.

If you have any questions at all about the course, please  get in touch with us via email: runzen.contact@gmail.com

We look forward to meeting you!