Mindful Run® Courses & Clinics

Mindful Run® combines mindfulness, breathing techniques, and running. The main focus is to free our minds from the daily stress, worries, and to-do lists while being physically active. During Mindful Runs all our senses will be activated to become more aware of ourselves and focus on our bodies, our breathing, and our surroundings. This will result in lower stress levels and more energy!

The Mindful Run® concept was developed by Martijn Mensink, owner of Mindful Run® Netherlands. Since February 2021 MoreFun2Run’s founder, Angelique Pascaud, is a certified Mindful Run® Instructor. She offers Mindful Run® Courses and Clinics in Budapest, Hungary.

The Mindful Run® Courses  are five weekly sessions of 1.5hrs and the Clinics  are one session of 1.5hrs)

What is Mindful Running?

Mindfulness basically means paying attention to what happens here and now, without any judgment about it. Mindful Run combines mindfulness, running, and breathing.  It can be described as playing outdoors, as young children do. Running for fun! We’ll alternate runs, games, and several physical exercises. We pay attention to what happens inside our bodies and minds, so we will feel better, more energized afterward.

During our outdoor fun activities, we practice several breathing exercises. Breathing well,  not only supports physical training, but also helps to stay focused, be patient,  have faith, and see things as they are. Controlling our breath will stimulate awareness of our body, mind, and surroundings. Check out this video for an impression of a Mindful Run course day:  >>CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO<<

During Mindful Runs we won’t set specific running goals like personal time records or increasing distance, as the purpose of Mindful Running is LOWERING STRESS LEVELS, GAINING MORE ENERGY, AND HAVING FUN OUTDOORS. Our breath will be relaxed and controlled, and our running distance and pace will be at an easy-moderate level.

Mindful Run® Course – 5 sessions

In our 5-sessions Mindful Run® course, you will learn skills and exercises to relieve mental stress while being physically active en having fun outdoors. It will help you to become more resilient, and to maintain a strong body and immune system. We will gather weekly for a 1.5 hours mindful run training. Afterward, you will receive some “homework”, to put things that you’ve learned during the session into practice in your daily life.  Every week we will focus on different aspects of running, breathing, and mindfulness.

Example of a course day

  • 09:00 am: Start course, warming-up exercises, fun games
  • 09:10 am: Breathing, Flexibility, and/or Strengthening exercises
  • 09:15 am: Experience different Running Techniques, create body awareness, shift your thoughts, and use your senses.
  • 09:45 am: Run and Recover,  using various Breathing Techniques
  • 10:00 am: Mindfulness & Fun exercises for body and mind
  • 10:15 am: Cooling-down, Stretching, and Body-scan
  • 10:30 am: End of training

COVID-proof

As we believe health and safety are most important, we will ensure that all Mindful Run® Course participants will keep themselves at a safe distance. To optimize COVID-safety, we will only work in responsibly-sized groups (4 – 10 participants) in the outdoor air.

For novice to experienced runners

The Mindful Run® course is suitable for every level runner. It is set up in such a way that both the advanced and the novice runners will be able to participate. The great thing about the course is that you will not only apply mindfulness and breathing techniques while running, but you will use and benefit from them throughout your everyday life! It will result in having more energy and lower stress levels, even when you are not running.

Mindful Run® Clinic – 1 session

For those of you who aren’t sure yet if they want to commit to a 5-sessions course, a Mindful Run® Clinic of one session 1.5hrs might be a good one to try.

The basic principles of Mindfulness & Mindful Run will be explained. After the warm-up, we’ll perform an easy run,  while we focus on your current running style. You will receive some practical tips on body posture and running techniques for optimizing energy levels to sustain long(er) runs. We’ll do an easy run again, applying the running tips to feel the difference. Several breathing exercises will be practiced before, during, and after running. We’ll alternate running with other physical exercises and fun games that will help us shift focus to the present moment and make us more aware of the surrounding nature. After the cool down and stretching you will realize that in the last 1.5hrs your mind was totally “distracted”  from your daily worries and you’ll feel more relaxed and energized.

Results

Improved breathing, better focus, easier runs, faster recovery, less stress, and more energy. By practicing Mindful Runs, you might even (re)discover the love for running because it feels so much better.

Feel the energy, smile, and enjoy your glowing cheeks from being active in the outdoor air!

Locations Mindful Run® Budapest

Mindful Run® is well known throughout the Netherlands and Belgium, where more than 250 certified Mindful Run® Instructors provide the courses. In Hungary, Mindful Run® is operating through MoreFun2Run since February 2021. The courses and clinics will take place in public parks and forests. After registration, you will receive an e-mail with all further details.

Upcoming Mindful Run® courses and clinics in Budapest

Mindful Run®  in the Budapest forests is outdoor fun, that will boost your energy levels! The unique combination of Running, Physical Exercise, Mindfulness, and Breathing Techniques is the perfect way to clear your mind, relieve mental stress and gain more energy while being physically active. Due to the variety of exercises, the course is suitable for every level runner. We won’t be non-stop running for 1.5hrs, so from novice to advanced, everyone will be able to join!
  • Learn how to recognize your running style and breathing techniques and how to optimize them.
  • Discover how body and mind work together, and learn how to shift focus to sustain your runs.
  • And most importantly: Experience a positive vibe and gain more energy for the rest of your day!
  • Let’s have MoreFun2Run and join us on a Mindful Run® !!!

Mindful Run® Group Course (5 sessions) January-February 2022

  • Dates: Thursday 27 Jan, Tuesday 1 Feb, Thursday 3 Feb, Tuesday 8 Feb, and Thursday 10 February 2022.
  • Time: 9-10.30am
  • Duration: five sessions of 1.5hrs spread over 2.5 weeks
  • Location: forest District 2 – Budapest  (start at Görgényi út Parkoló) 
  • Mindful Run® Instructor: Angelique Pascaud
  • Price: HUF 25,000 per person for the whole course
  • Registration closes 24 January 2022

Mindful Run Group Clinic (1 session) – Sun 30 January 2022

  • Date/Time: Sunday 30 January 10-11.30 am. 
  • Duration: one session of 1.5 hrs
  • Location: forest District 2 – Budapest  (start at Görgényi út Parkoló) 
  • Mindful Run® Instructor: Angelique Pascaud
  • Price: HUF 5,000 per person
  • Registration closes 27 January 2022

Alternative dates and locations

Please contact me at Angelique@morefun2run.com to discuss alternative options, such as different dates/times, private training, and/or a Mindful Walk® instead of a Mindful Run®. For those of you who would like to try Mindful Run® first,  before signing up for the 5-sessions course,  we suggest a Mindful Run® Clinic. If you prefer this 1-on-1, just let us know.

Costs & Payments

The Mindful Run Course price is  HUF 25,000.- per person, for five group sessions of 1.5 hours each.  The Mindful Run Clinic is HUF 5,000.-  per person. Cash payments are direct to the Instructor at the start of the 1st-course day.

Different rates may apply for customized courses and workshops.

How to Register

We are looking forward to meeting you at the next available Mindful Run® course. Please fill out the registration form below, and please wait until a pop-up message appears, confirming successful registration.  For unclear reasons, the confirmation screen doesn’t appear sometimes. Apologies for the inconvenience if that’s the case. Please try again or contact me directly:  angelique@morefun2run.com  or mobile number (+36)707035807.  I will get back to you within a working day. Thank you!

REGISTRATION FORM MINDFUL RUN® COURSE or CLINIC
* COURSE: Thu 27 Jan, Tue 1 Feb, Thu 3 Feb, Tue 8 Feb and Thu 10 Feb 2022 9-10.30am * CLINIC: Sunday 30 Jan 2022 10-11.30am