Mindful Run® Courses

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 in Budapest, Hungary.

What is Mindful Running?

Mindfulness 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 energizedafterward.

During our outdoor fun activities, we practice several breathing exercises. The breathing will not only support the physical training, but it will also help our brain to stay focused, be patient,  have faith, and see things as they are. Control of our breath will stimulate awareness of our body, mind and surroundings.

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

5-week Course Mindful Run®

In our 5-week course Mindful Run®, you will learn skills and exercises to relieve mental stress while being physically active en have 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.

COVID-proof

As we believe your health is just as important as our own, 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 small, responsible groups (max 6 participants) in the outdoor air.

Every level runner

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 runner 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.

Example of a course day

  • 09:30 am: Start course, warming-up exercises, fun games
  • 09:45 am: Breathing, Yoga, and/or Core Stability exercises
  • 10:00 am: Experience different walking/running techniques, Body awareness/Learn to feel better
  • 10:20 am: Running while using various breathing techniques
  • 10:45 am: Cooling-down and Body-Scan
  • 11:00 am: End of training

More energy, better breathing, better focus, easier walking/running, better recovery. You may (re)discover the love for running, inspired by all the new impulses and running styles and breathing techniques you’ll learn. And you will feel pampered and more relaxed afterward.

Course locations

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. Most of the offered courses will take place in public parks and forests. After registration, you will receive the exact address where the training session will take place (at least one week ahead of each session). All Mindful Run locations will be accessible by public transport.

Next Mindful Run® courses in Budapest

5-week Mindful Run® Group Course February/March 2021 (REGISTRATION CLOSED)

  • Dates:  Thursday 18, 25 February,  and 4, 11, 18 March 2021
  • Time: 9:30-11.00 am
  • Location: Budapest – Hungary (public parks & forests)
  • Mindful Run® Instructor: Angelique Pascaud

5-week Mindful Run® Group Course May/June 2021 (REGISTRATION OPEN UNTIL 2 MAY 2021)

  • Dates:  Thursday 6, 13, 20, 27 May,  and 3 June 2021
  • Time: 9:30-11.00 am
  • Location: Budapest – Hungary (public parks & forests)
  • Mindful Run® Instructor: Angelique Pascaud

If, for any particular reason, you prefer not to train in a group, don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss if we can work out a 1-on-1 session.

Costs and payment

The total price of the course is  HUF 25,000.-  for all five weekly sessions (1.5 hours/each).  Cash payments are directly to the Instructor at the start of the 1st-course day.

Different rates apply for individual courses.

How to Register

We are looking forward to meeting you at the next Mindful Run® course. To sign up for this 5-week course in BUDAPEST (Thursdays 6 May – June 2021)  please fill out the registration form below. For all other questions or comments, please send me an e-mail at angelique@morefun2run.com.  I will get back to you within a working day.

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