Welcome to RUN:ZEN
RUN:ZEN is 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.
Why mindful running?
* Run with more enjoyment and awareness
* Reduce injury through learning good running form
* Train and race with greater focus and clarity
* Find greater all-round wellbeing
“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way:
on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.”
Why mindfulness for runners?
Running is one of the most popular forms of exercise in many places throughout the world. 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 and coaching have a particular focus on combining mindfulness meditation methods with movement through running. Our two coaches, 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.
“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.”