Mindful Running - Foundation and Focus
Foundation and Focus - Mindful Running workshop format
This one-day workshop introduces the essential building blocks of mindful running. The morning session introduces mindfulness meditations in stillness, gentle movement and running. 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.
In the afternoon, further mindfulness practices and guided runs will look at how we can apply different focuses to our running, including working with more open awareness. We will also introduce the Doing and Being modes of mind and explore how these are applied both when we run and in everyday life.
The invitation for the whole day is simply to be curious about our experience. Each practice is followed by an opportunity to share as a group what we may have discovered. Participants will receive a follow up email with supporting materials and guidance.
How fit do I need to be?
The course is suitable for anyone able to run for at least 25 minutes at a slow pace, without the need for frequent stops.
No prior experience of meditation is required.
Participants will receive a follow up email with supporting materials and will be invited to participate in RUN:ZEN's free community runs throughout the year.