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Moab Mindful Running Retreat (Level 1) October 2021

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Moab, UT, USA 4 DAYS
THU 21 OCT 2021 - SUN 24 OCT (UTC-07:00)
Register before 20 Sep 21 to hold your spot

Overview

You don’t have to worry about being the slowest one at this retreat! This four-day women-only retreat is ideal for those who are either new to running, returning to running after an injury or layoff, or who prefer to run short distances. All of the runs at this retreat (which are between three and six miles) employ a run-walk approach, so no matter your pace you’ll be able to go at pace that’s comfortable for you. With the support of our professional running guides, you can relax and enjoy the running without having to navigate or worry about logistics.

Even if you’ve never run trails before, you’ll soon get the hang of navigating Moab’s rock slabs, sandy dirt trails and gently rolling hills. The mindful running techniques, as demonstrated by your retreat leader, help you adapt your stride and running form to become as efficient as possible. Plus, the Wellness Workshops focus on how to use mindful running techniques to establish a consistent running practice that is sustainable and fits into your lifestyle.

Through our practical clinics, informative discussions, mindful movement and free time for quiet contemplation, you’ll develop a valuable set of tools for establishing a consistent, sustainable running practice. Join us in Moab to immerse yourself in the powerful healing energy of this vibrant desert landscape as you run scenic, challenging trails at a pace that is playful, relaxed and social. There’s no pressure to keep up with anyone else!


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This Retreat is Level I

This retreat is Level I, which means:

  • Daily runs/walks range from 3 miles to 6 miles on singletrack trails.
  • Two guides accompany the group to support the different pace groups, so there’s no pressure to run faster than you’re comfortable.
  • Trail running experience isn’t necessary. Your retreat leader provides trail-running tips for running in this terrain.
  • You’ll encounter trails with loose rocks, and some exposure to heights. You can walk/hike trail sections as you need.
  • Trail running shoes and a hydration pack are required.
     
  • Learn more about how we manage run pacing here: https://runwildretreats.com/about-the-run-wild-retreat-experience/levels/

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3 Nights at the Red Cliffs Lodge

Included in your retreat package is three nights at the Red Cliffs Lodge, located 17 miles from the town of Moab. It features large suites and cabins that overlook either a creek and horse pasture or the Colorado River. You'll have a kitchenette with a fridge, toaster, microwave and dishes. On-site services include a restaurant, pool, hot tub, bar and river access.
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Mindful Running Clinics

Before each group run, your retreat leader will lead you through a series of Mindful Running Clinics that will help you discover how to run with more ease and flow. And if you've never run trails before, you'll learn how to adapt your road running technique for this new terrain. 

💮Power Posture: proper alignment to make gravity do more of the work. This reduces the muscular force involved with running so it feels easier and less strenuous on muscles and joints

💮 Focus on Efficiency: Use natural running techniques to drastically improve efficiency. You'll practice changing stride length, cadence and tempo on various types of terrain. 

💮 Find the Flow: Put the pieces together to achieve the ultimate trail running experience. Learn to cultivate the circumstances for flow to occur by being relaxed and mindful.
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Wellness Workshops

Included in your retreat package are Wellness Workshops, designed to hold space for personal reflection and sharing around your experiences with running and your overall wellbeing. 

✨ Stress + Runners: Where does your energy go? Do you ever feel too tired to run? Do you ever feel so overwhelmed at the prospect of starting a training plan that you give up before you’ve begun? Do your long runs or hard workouts so wiped out that you’re pretty much useless the rest of the day? Discover what feeds your energy and what depletes your energy and how to stop the energy leaks.

✨ Crafting Intentions: Running is an important part of your personal self-care routine, and yet, it can be so hard to prioritize sometimes. Fulfilling your potential is about living in alignment with your values. These mindful intention-setting exercises allows you to align your approach to running with you values around wellness, self care and fitness. Come away with a clear approach to balancing health with life's demands.
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Run Wild Retreats Gift Bag

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Add-on +US$32

Klean Kanteen Water Bottle

This 27-ounce custom-designed water bottle by Klean Kanteen features the exclusive "I Run Mindfully" graphic. The bottle is made from stainless steel and comes with the BPA-free, leak-proof sport cap that makes this bottle great for staying hydrated throughout the day. 
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Add-on +US$38

Transformational Travel Journal

Begin your mindful travel experience before leaving home with the Transformational Travel Journal

This unique journal was thoughtfully written, based on the rigorous multi-disciplinary study by our friends at the Transformational Travel Council. Based on ancient wisdom, mythology, and contemporary science, it is more than a journal, it is an insightful guide to exploring the world, and your own backyard, more mindfully.

We invite you to begin dreaming and designing for your next journey today, from the inside out, learn to Travel with H.E.A.R.T., and Follow the P.A.T.H. Whether it is for you or an intrepid friend, this wise investment in travel will not only be life-affirming for the traveler but life-enhancing for others, and our civilization.

This journal guides into a deeper connection with yourself, with others, and the world around you. It also encourages time and space to reflect and make meaning of the experiences you have, and thereby, fostering a more intentional, virtuous, and heart-centric life while contributing to a more ethical, empathetic, equitable, and ecological world.

Transformational Travel is inherently about leaving our comfort zone and returning with new perspectives. It is a catalyst for growth, change, and positive impact. Price includes shipping. (A surcharge may apply to international orders.)

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Add-on +US$139

Mindful Running Kit

Enhance your Retreat Package with the Mindful Running Kit by Run Wild Retreats. The price includes shipping to your home before the retreat begins.

  • 27-ounce custom-designed water bottle by Klean Kanteen features the exclusive "I Run Mindfully" graphic. 
  • Moab Mindful Running Retreat cotton T-shirt 
  • Two high-quality "I Run Mindfully" vinyl stickers
  • "Run Mindfully" intention bracelet
  • Book Mindful Running: How meditative running can improve performance and make you a happier, more fulfilled person by Mackenzie Havey

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Pre-Retreat Night at Red Cliffs Lodge (Wed, October 20)

Register by 22 Aug 2021
We will extend your stay at the Red Cliffs Lodge (same room type as you booked during the retreat) for one night. This rate is per room, not per person and includes all taxes.
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Post-Retreat Night at Red Cliffs Lodge (October 24)

Register by 22 Aug 2021
We will extend your stay at the Red Cliffs Lodge (same room type as you booked during the retreat) for one night. This rate is per room, not per person and includes all taxes.
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Restorative Yoga Class for Runners

Included with your retreat package is a 75-minute stretching and lengthening yoga class designed specifically for runners. You don't need any yoga experience at all to get the most from this relaxing sequence of poses designed to support post-run recovery and healing. You'll finish this class feeling limber and open!
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Location
Moab, UT, USA
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