Bring your passion for running and nature beyond the trails into mindfulness in your daily life. Run Mindful Retreats are life-changing experiences that focus on:
– living in the moment while connecting with nature
– bringing meditation into your running & daily life
– eating delicious & healthy whole foods
– creating community by enjoying time with other trail enthusiasts
– traveling to awesome mountain towns and exploring new trails
Introductory exploration of mindfulness
> hands-on workshops
> informal Q&A’s
> personal self-reflection
> guided meditation
Examples of topics include:
> Accepting pain and transmuting it into presence
> Connection to nature
> Mindful eating
> Running in the now
Ability of running / hiking:
The retreat is directed towards runners and hikers of all ability levels. We will be running / hiking with opportunities for up to 1-5 hours each day. You will be able to shorten the routes to a level you are comfortable with each day. The routes will be 95% trail, in the mountains with significant ascents and descents.
We will have multiple group leaders and welcome hikers as well as all levels of runners.
Altitude and mountain running:
Everyone is different in how they react to altitude. The Gastein valley has an altitude range between about 1,000 m (3,285 ft) and 2,500 m (8,200 ft). You may have to slow down or hike to adjust to the altitude. We will have routes on varied terrains and allow our participants to pick the terrains they are most comfortable with. You will be doing a significant amount of climbing but will be hiking most of the climbs. At our previous retreats, most runners without mountain experience were a bit nervous but had no problem keeping up with their running group and enjoying the retreat.
Special dietary needs:
We accommodate special dietary needs. When you register there is a question asking about your dietary needs. You should state what your needs are. For example: Vegan, Paleo, No Dairy, etc. and we will provide the appropriate food for you.
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