Course Information

Donation Event: Running with Heart and Mind – Mindfulness for Runners

When: 20 May 2024
Where: Online Event
Tutors: Stuart McLeod, Cesare Saguato

About the event:

‘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.’
Chogyam Trungpa


In this webinar, we will explore the varied methods and benefits of learning to run with awareness, drawing from the MBSR, MBCT and MBCL curricula.


A tendency when many of us run is to be on autopilot, finding our mind anywhere but present and aware of the embodied and rich sensory experience of running. Running mindfully begins with paying attention, becoming more aware of our inner and outer experience as it unfolds, with less reactivity and more stability of mind. Whether you are new to running, an experienced runner or simply curious about the benefits of applying mindfulness to the body in movement, this workshop will share valuable insights from the work of mindfulness teachers Stuart McLeod and Cesare Saguato, as the founders of RUN:ZEN, who offer workshops and one-to-one coaching focused on mindful running.


Our evening together will also include some brief guided practises – including mindfulness in movement  –  with plenty of time for questions and sharing of your experiences.

This event is offered in collaboration with the Mindfulness Network Community Friends (MNCF) - an initiative to engage the wider mindfulness community and reach new audiences. Led by a Committee of Volunteers, supported by the Mindfulness Network, we work together to run a programme of donation-based events and inspiring content. You are welcome to visit the Community Friends area of our Community site, which is open to all, for more opportunities to practice and learn together.
The workshop will take place online using Zoom from 7.00 – 8.15 pm UK time

Who is the event for:

Anyone who has an established mindfulness practice is welcome. 

Preparation for the event and what you will need:

To participate in the workshop, you will need:

  • A room where you can close the door and engage in the workshop away from family distractions. Confidentiality must be maintained by ensuring that those who are not at the event cannot see your screen or hear the audio. It may be helpful to use headphones.
  • Log in via a computer that is resting on a hard surface and which has audio and a webcam. Please don’t use handheld devices. 
  • A space for practice, a mat, cushion, and blanket may be helpful for your comfort.  

The Facilitators:

Please see the trainers' biographies via the links at the top of this page for more information. 

Online information:

The workshop will take place via Zoom - a weblink and joining instructions will be sent to you before the workshop takes place.

Please add to your safe senders list and check your spam/junk folder for communication from us. 


Please login via Zoom 7.00 pm – 8.15 pm (UK time) 

All times are UK. If you are attending from a different time zone, please check equivalent timings in your time zone.


This event is free to attend. We welcome all donations via the application form and encourage you to consider a contribution, large or small, which will make a big difference in helping us widen access to mindfulness-based approaches. 
Donations raised from this event will help to fund our bursaries, which enable us to remove financial barriers for those wishing to use our charity's services. As a charity we want to continue to provide free events and opportunities for everyone to access high-quality, mindfulness-based training, supervision, and retreats; donating today will support someone else to have these same opportunities and allow us to continue offering events of this nature.

The application and donation process:

Our application and donation process involves the following steps:

  1. Please complete the application form and you will be given the option to donate via PayPal or card at this stage should you choose to do so.
  2. Application is received and you will be booked into the event.
  3. We will email you the Zoom link and joining instructions in advance of the event. 

Please add to your safe senders list and check your spam/junk folder for communication from us. 

Payment and cancellation policy:

Please let us know if you are unable to attend so that we can unsubscribe you from further emails about this event.

Contact us:

Please feel free to email us at to discuss any questions you may have about the event.  

Click here to sign up to this event.