Cornwall, UK

Run Better with Yoga Weekend Retreat

Thank you Helen, and everyone in our lovely group. This weekend was really inspiring!! Can’t wait to book in again. Really lived up to our expectations and worth every penny! Elodie

Helen Clare, running coach and yoga teacher

Retreat to the coast for a unique yoga & running experience

Expect trails, beaches, great food & great times

This weekend is for runners of all abilities – with or without experience of yoga! I’ll guide you through a series of yoga classes, that will not only benefit you as a runner, in terms of strengthening key muscle groups and enhancing flexibility and range of motion, breathing and alignment – but, alongside Natural Running Coach Dave Smith, we’ll show you how to take key yoga principles into your running, to help you run more efficiently and safely, reducing the risk of injury, increasing the ease and the fun… Ultimately, running safer, further and faster!!

Yoga for Strength, Mobility, Flexibility and Recovery = Stronger, lighter, easier, fun running, with less injury.

June 2019

  • Run Better with Yoga Weekend Retreat
  • 7th - 10th June 2019
  • £545 small room/ £595 big room

July 2019

  • Run Better with Yoga Weekend Retreat
  • 5th - 8th July 2019
  • £545 small room/ £595 big room (prices per person based on sharing a twin or double)
  • £895 single room


Run Better with Yoga Student
It has completely changed running for me and brought yoga and running together. Now, when I’m running on the trail, or on the road, I’m mindful of how I run - but rather than making me over think, the coaching has got me into flow, so the miles fly by.


Retreat guest 2015
Such a brilliant weekend, thank you! The yoga classes worked perfectly to stretch out and relax in the evenings and wake us up and mobilise in the mornings.
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Running retreat guests enjoying the cooling sea on bare feet
Cornwall Weekend Retreat

Your journey to healthy running starts here

On this retreat you will

  • Practise the right type of yoga to aid you as a runner
  • Learn simple yoga sequences that you can take home
  • Learn the most efficient and economical way to run
  • Discover how yoga can help you find your optimized running form
  • Have fun and meet others in an incredible setting, and eat great plantbased wholefood, designed with athletes in mind

Bring yoga into your daily running practice to run with more ease, greater efficiency and enjoyment!

All of this is included:

  • 3 restorative evening yoga sessions
  • 3 energising morning yoga sessions
  • 2 Run Better workshops
  • 2 short guided trail runs of around 5k (you have the option to run again, if you wish in the afternoon)
  • Gait analysis with personal feedback
  • Exclusive Run Better with Yoga eBook
  • Individual yoga advice
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • All incredible meals, from Friday evening, to Monday morning
Running the North Cornwall Coastal Trail
Our home for the Run Better with Yoga Cornwall retreat
Our Cornwall running retreat evening yoga for runners session on the lawn


Retreat guest 2018
I loved the running technique workshops. Dave was a great coach and communicated very well. I’ve been trying to put into practice what he taught us this week. The coastal runs were just gorgeous. The video or our running gait was really helpful and I look forward to seeing the after running video to check whether I’ve improved in my technique.


Retreat guest 2016
I really enjoyed the weekend! Even though I was a complete beginner I was inspired by the yoga classes – since I got back I’ve done 30 mins of yoga every day so far! A highlight of the weekend!

Helen Clare

Helen Clare, founder of Run Better with Yoga, running coach and yoga teacher

That’s me, and I’m very excited to be your teacher for the weekend! I’ll share with you as much as I can over the long-weekend, in an easy to absorb way. I’ll guide you through a step by step approach to developing a home yoga routine, for a morning/ pre-run and an evening/ post-run practice. You’ll come away feeling refreshed and energised, confident and motivated!

Dave Smith

Dave Smith, natural running coach

And this is Dave, my favourite running coach. I’ve met and worked with a few coaches and Dave is by far the most knowledgeable and approachable coach that I know. His love of trail running is infectious! You’ll learn heaps from him, as he absolutely loves to teach what he knows and is committed to helping every runner he meets find their optimal technique and enjoy injury-free running for life.

A retreat guest enjoying a guided run along the North Cornish coast

Typical Retreat Day

  • 8am morning yoga to wake up and warm up, introducing the principle key elements of yoga for running
  • 9.30am light, power breakfast
  • 10am Run Better with Yoga technique practice and gait analysis filming
  • 11am coastal run + beach workshop
  • 1.30pm replenishing lunch back at the retreat
  • 2pm free time, with massage treatment options
  • 4pm Technique Workshop
  • 5.30pm Yoga to Relax and Recover
  • 7pm dinner
  • Relax and watch gait analysis videos
Yes, I need to come! Book me in!
June 2019 - Now Full
July 2019 - Now Full

5-8 July, 2019 £545 small room/ £595 big room (prices per person based on sharing a twin or double)
£895 single room

Typical Retreat Day
The running group practising natural running technique on the beach
The retreat dinning room where you will enjoy beautiful vegan food
Vegan cheese cake!

Helen & Paul

Retreat guests 2016
The best yoga we have experienced at a retreat – we would definitely attend your retreats again.

Bournemouth joggers

Retreat guests 2018
The running technique sessions and the runs were fabulous, great locations… The yoga sessions were fabulous and the link with running, strength and stretching flowed really well.

Terms & Conditions

Payment Terms & Conditions: Full payment must be made no later than 8 weeks before the start of the retreat. If your payment is not received 8 weeks prior, your place will be offered to another. In the event you need to cancel: 60 days or more prior to the retreat: Your entire payment will be refunded, less £150. 59-30 days prior to the retreat: 50% of payments are refundable, less £150. 29 days or less prior to the retreat: Payments are not refundable.


Can I come on my own?

Of course! You are more than welcome to make a solo trip, in fact many of our guests do. If you’re happy to share a twin room, please select this when booking, otherwise we have a single supplement option.

What rooms are available?

All rooms are luxuriously designed & have ensuite or private bathroom. Each room can be twin or double setup. Single rooms are occasionally available with a single suppliment.

Where is the retreat located?

Our retreat for the weekend is close to Perranporth situated in the peaceful countryside. You'll receive the full address after booking.

How do I get to the retreat?

The closest airport is Newquay and the nearest train station is Truro. A taxi from either of these is around 20 minutes. You’ll receive the full address and directions after booking.

I’m not a great runner yet, will this be too hard?

Not at all, it will be perfect for you! The main aim of this retreat is to improve running technique, it is not a training camp. The focus is on the workshops, where we practise drills, analysis our current form and what we can do to improve it. There is the opportunity to put it into practise and enjoy the scenery on a led beach and coastal run. We usually do around 5 km.

I want to run further, can I?

Sure! You can go for another run in the afternoon if you so desire!

Book your weekend retreat

Vegan plant based paella
A group stretch after a fantastic coastal run!
Mum and daughter team running the trails on the Cornwall coast!

June 2019

  • Run Better with Yoga Weekend Retreat
  • 7th - 10th June 2019
  • £545 small room/ £595 big room
  • Now full

July 2019

  • Run Better with Yoga Weekend Retreat
  • 5th - 8th July 2019
  • £545 small room/ £595 big room (prices per person based on sharing a twin or double)
  • £895 single room
  • Now Full
The retreat group loving the barefoot run along the beach!
Helen Clare will lead you through yoga routines specifically designed for runners
Get ready for your day with a super food breakfast!