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.
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
UPCOMING RUN:ZEN EVENTS
Introduction to Mindful Running
Saturday 12 September 2020
RUN:ZEN at Orbit Fitness Festival
Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire
Friday 11 - Sunday 13 June 2021
Mindful Running - Building Resilience
Shorne Woods, Kent
Sunday 4 October 2020
Mindful running residential weekend
Xèrica, Castellón, Spain
Friday 29 - Sunday 31 January 2021
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
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.
By RUN:ZEN |
“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.”