Run better with yoga

Helen Clare

Hi, I'm Helen. I love to practise, and to teach, yoga. I love to run. Most of all, I love to help others, perhaps you, to feel their best, to reach their potential, and to run better, with yoga.

Run injury free

I created Run Better with Yoga because I know that running is a natural ability that all of us who physically can, should enjoy - without suffering injuries along the way.

Running injuries are almost expected by many people who run, as it’s become the norm. 82% of all runners suffer with at least one injury every year! And for most people in this statistic, it’s recurring.

Injury shouldn’t be the norm.

If we can work on our physical imbalances, before they turn into symptoms of injury, we can prevent injury, by running with optimal strength and mobility, the way we should.

Yoga provides this strength and mobility to correct our imbalances and the ability to run with natural, efficient form.

Helen Clare running through beautiful woodland

My running yoga journey

I started teaching yoga in 2009, and when I joined a running club the following year, I offered to share some yoga post-run. I then started to visit other running clubs to teach them yoga after their club run nights. As my knowledge and experience grew, I began to see private clients, to help them with their individual injuries and complaints. This is when I truly got to see the tremendous gift that yoga offers to runners and I developed an approach to teaching yoga that encompasses the traditional lineages of Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga, with more modern conditioning techniques. I give thanks to all my teachers who have taught me so much, in particular Tiffany Cruikshank, founder of Yoga Medicine.

Helen Clare running on the North Cornish coastal path
Helen Clare pre running yoga stretch
Helen Clare post run yoga recovery stretch

Teaching Runners

I then took things further… after working with a couple of running coaches on retreats, I realised just how much my own running technique was influenced by my yoga practice. Having suffered with shin and knee pain years before, I had not had any injury since practising yoga on a regular and consistent basis. I began to see more and more similarities between yoga and running and found there are many principles from Hatha yoga that help us to run with greater awareness, a stronger core, more stability and mobility.

I started Yoga Flow Running coaching - actually teaching how to take the practice of yoga into running for more efficiency and ease. The name was unclear in its approach, so now we have Run Better with Yoga. You can’t get clearer than that!

Now, having taught hundreds of runners and yogis, of all abilities on retreats, one to one and in classes, just hearing their feedback is enough to know that the system works.

I am so excited that you are here. I hope that you benefit enormously from the free content on this site, and may join me for an online program, or in-person retreat some time.

Let's Connect

So, that’s enough about me, tell me about you and I’ll see how I can help. The best way to stay connected is to make sure you become a RBY Insider - just enter your name and email.

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Thank you for being here and I look forward to connecting with you,

Helen Clare

Helen Clare
Helen Clare running on the stunning North Cornwall Coast

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Qualifications

UK Athletics
Yoga Alliance Professionals Senior Teacher
Yoga Medicine Teacher

As featured in

Trail Running Magazine
Om Yoga Magazine
Woman's Running Magazine