Bath, 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

A unique yoga & running experience

Guiding you to run better with yoga.

Retreat to the historic spa city of Bath, for a long weekend...

Expect woodland trails along the Bath Skyline, running workshops in the venue grounds, yoga you’ll love, great food and great people!

This weekend is for runners of all abilities – with or without experience of yoga!

I’ll be guiding you through a series of yoga classes, that will not only benefit you as a runner, in terms of strengthening key muscle groups, enhancing flexibility and range of motion, breathing and postural alignment – but, I’ll show you how to take key yoga principles into your running, to help you run more efficiently, reducing the risk of injury, finding greater ease and joy!

Ultimately, running easier, further and faster!!

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

July 2020

  • Run Better with Yoga Weekend Retreat
  • 3rd - 6th July 2020
  • Combe Grove Hotel, Bath UK

As seen in

Trail Running Magazine
Om Yoga Magazine
Woman's Running Magazine
Runner's World

Amanda

Yoga and running retreat guest 2019
Fantastic weekend, returning home feeling relaxed and energised. As someone new to yoga I found Helen’s teaching inspiring and supportive. I will definitely continue with yoga sessions in my training as they compliment running so well. As a runner I would highly recommend this retreat.

Philippa

Running and yoga retreat guest 2019
What an amazing weekend! Practical running advice coupled with fantastic yoga sessions really complimented each other so well. Just the right sized group to get personal advice. I’m looking forward to incorporating both into my regular training and to continue to work on improving my run technique over the next few months.
Bath Weekend Retreat

Your journey to healthy running starts here

Over the weekend you'll

  • Practise the right type of yoga, to aid you as a runner
  • Learn effective 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 a beautiful setting
  • Eat plant based wholefood, designed with athletes in mind
  • Replenish and invigorate!

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

All of this is included:

  • 3 Restore & Recover evening yoga classes
  • 3 Strength & Mobility morning yoga classes
  • 2 Run Better natural technique workshops
  • 2 guided trail runs of 5k
  • Before and after gait analysis, with personal feedback
  • Individual yoga advice
  • 3 nights accommodation at Combe Grove Hotel & Spa
  • Use of spa facilities, including pool and sauna (treatments are available at an extra)
  • All incredible meals, from Friday evening, to Monday morning (plant based vegan breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Talks, discussions and Q&A on yoga for athletes, running technique and plant based eating
Combe Grove Hotel and Spa, Bath
Modern luxury twin and double rooms
Forest running trails on the Bath Skyline route
2020 Bonuses!
  • Private Facebook Group ahead of the retreat, to get to know others and arrange shared travel and room shares.
  • Personal account in the Run Better with Yoga online Studio, including video and notes of key elements, plus your gait analysis videos.
  • 3 x live, online group coaching sessions after the retreat, to help you with implementing what you learnt!

Caroline Baker-Duly

Running and yoga retreat guest 2019
This retreat is exceptional! Helen's experience and guidance really illuminates where you need to improve and how best to do that through proper alignment, technique and yoga. The retreat setting is idyllic with beautiful scenic runs to enjoy. The weekend is suitable for runners and yogis of all abilities.

Carol

Running and yoga weekend retreat guest 2019
Another fantastic retreat with Helen. The targeted yoga sessions complimented the needs of runners perfectly and the food was beyond delicious. I've come home inspired to yoga more, run more and cook new vegan dishes!
Combe Grove Hotel and Spa pool
The valley view from the rooms
Our beautiful yoga studio for the running retreat

Who am I?!

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

For those of you who don’t know me yet, I’ve been teaching yoga for 10 years and practising for nearly 20. I’m a Senior Teacher Yoga, Running Coach, Yoga for Athletes Coach and Yoga Medicine Teacher.

I used to be a competitive swimmer but have always loved to run. Although I no longer race, I live on the Cornwall coast and find joy in running the coastal paths!

Dave Smith, natural running coach

I focus on teaching yoga and natural running technique, guiding runners of all levels to find more joy in the process of running, by making it easier and injury free.

I’ve worked with 1000s of runners through my classes, retreats and online programs, helping them recover from injury, improve posture, increase strength mobility and flexibility, and reach their potential through yoga.

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

Typical Retreat Day

  • 7am coffee, tea or hot lemon
  • 8am Strength & Mobility Yoga, introducing the principle key elements of yoga for running
  • 9.30am light, power breakfast
  • 10.30am Run Better with Yoga workshop, technique practice and gait analysis
  • 11.30am A guided 5k trail run at a gentle pace to practice techniques covered in the workshop
  • 1.30pm replenishing lunch
  • 2pm free time to use the spa, with massage treatment options, explore the grounds, read, walk & relax
  • 5.30pm Release and Recover Yoga
  • 7pm dinner
  • Relax & review gait analysis videos and Q&A
Yes, I need to come! Book me in!
Typical Retreat Day

Retreat Booking

Retreat Booking Options

Twin/ Double Share £795 per person full pay, or 6 x £140 monthly plan

Book a Twin / Double Room

Single Occupancy £995 per person full pay, or 6 x £175 monthly plan

Book a Single Room
6 month payment plan only available until 31st December 2019.
Fuel for the day with a power breakfast!
Forest running trails on the Bath Skyway
Vegan cheese cake!

Liesbeth van der Heijden

Running and yoga weekend guest 2019
We travelled all the way from The Netherlands for this retreat, but it was worth every kilometer. Helen is the nicest and most encouraging yoga teacher you could wish for.

Helen Woods

Yoga and running weekend guest 2019
A fantastic full on introduction to yoga. The level of support and guidance, the itinerary, venue and training crew were all awesome. I recommend without reservation.
Beautiful light and modern twin bedrooms
Relax on the Combe Grove terrace
Plant based super foods

FAQs

Can I come on my own?

Of course! Many of our guests come on their own and have an incredible time with like-minded people. Either treat yourself to a private room, or I will partner you up with another guest of the same sex and similar age. You are also welcome to find a room mate by communicating inside the FaceBook group.

What rooms are available?

All rooms are luxuriously designed, have ensuite bathrooms and stunning countryside views. Each room can be Twin or Double bed setup.

Where is the retreat located?

Our retreat for the weekend is Combe Grove, on the outskirts of Bath and only a 10 minute taxi ride from Bath Spa Station. I’ll send you the address and some more options to find your way there after booking.

What are the check in & out times?

You may check in to the Hotel from 9am on Friday 3rd, your room will be available from 3pm with the Spa & grounds open to you all day. We'll meet for an introduction to the retreat at 5pm.

Check out is at 12pm on the Monday allowing for a leisurely morning yoga practice & breakfast.

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, analyse 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 woodland trail run, so we recommend that you are comfortable running 5 km distance, at any speed!

I want to run further, can I?

Sure! There is also a 10k option on the Bath Skyline if you wish to go for another run in the afternoon, instead of/ before relaxing in the spa!

If there's anything else, please give us a shout!

The retreat group practicing natural running technique in the sunshine
Helen Clare will lead you through yoga routines specifically designed for runners
Practicing running techniques before the led run

Katy

Running and yoga weekend guest 2019
Thank you for a brilliant weekend with great teaching, lovely people and delicious food! Having not done much yoga before, Helen was great at explaining what we were doing and why, and adjusting my position where necessary. I really enjoyed the yoga and hope to continue to practice yoga to complement my running. It was also great to learn more about ‘how’ we should be running, and I will certainly try to implement this new and improved style!

Wietske, Holland

Yoga and running weekend guest 2019
I loved it! Never had such a great yoga lessons with such a good trainer and beautiful voice!

Qualifications

UK Athletics
Yoga Alliance Professionals Senior Teacher
Yoga Medicine Teacher