Bringing mindful awareness to our experience can help us move beyond engaging with the world on autopilot as we learn to meet the present moment with openness, joy and curiosity.
Running in its purest sense is a fully integrated body-mind experience, and 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 on the beautiful trails in the surrounding area.
Studies suggest a range of benefits for the health of our body and mind when we run. These include helping to 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.
“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.”- Jon Kabat-Zinn
NOTE: Ability level - able to run a minimum of 25 mins without frequent stops, sometimes on uneven sloping terrain. No mindfulness or meditation experience necessary.
For any queries about the content of the course, please email Stuart at firstname.lastname@example.org
Residential Single £295
Residential Shared £255
Please note that prices are listed per person.
Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches, and all refreshments and exclude B&B.
Stuart McLeod is a meditation instructor in the Chinese Zen Buddhist tradition and is currently training as a mindfulness teacher. As a former GB age-group athlete, Stuart has extensive experience of integrating mindfulness approaches with structured exercise. See more information on runzen.co.uk
Cesare Saguato is a meditation instructor in the Buddhist tradition, a secular mindfulness teacher and psychotherapist. His personal and professional interest in physical and mental health, including running and the application of the mind-body connection span many years.