Yoga Flow Running Cornwall

Yoga Flow Running Retreat
7th – 10th June 2019
5th – 8th July 2019

Run Better with Yoga Weekend Retreat

Run Better with Yoga

June 7th – 10th 2019 FULL

July 5th – 8th 2019 FULL

Contact me to join the waitlist for either retreat.

Improve your running, enhance your recovery and reduce injury.

Join us in Cornwall for a long weekend of yoga and trail running on the north Cornish coast!

Suitable 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, will 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!

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Provisional Retreat Plan


  • Arrive from 4pm for welcome drinks
  • 5pm introduction to the weekend retreat, meet the group and the team
  • 5.30pm yoga designed to unwind from travelling and settle
  • 7pm delicious group dinner


  • 8-9.15am morning yoga to wake up and warm up, introducing the principle key elements of yoga for running
  • 9.30am power breakfast
  • 10.15-11am Run Better with Yoga technique practice and gait analysis filming – with Helen & Coach Dave
  • 11am jump in the mini-bus to local beach and coastal path starting point 
  • 11.15am – 1.15pm coastal run + beach workshop
  • 1.30pm replenishing lunch back at the retreat
  • 2-4pm free time with massage treatment options
  • 4-5pm Technique Workshop
  • 5.30-7pm Yoga to relax and recover
  • 7pm nourishing dinner 
  • Relax and watch gait analysis videos – individual feedback from Coach Dave


  • 8-9.30am morning yoga to wake up and warm up, building upon yoga for running, including how to maintain proper alignment and breathe most efficiently
  • 9.30am power breakfast
  • 10.15-11amRun Better with Yoga technique practice
  • 11am jump in the mini-bus to local beach and coastal path start point 
  • 11.15am – 1.15pm coastal run + beach workshop
  • 1.30pm replenishing lunch at the retreat
  • 2-4pm surf lesson and massage treatment options
  • 4-5pm optional second gait analysis with Dave/ yoga advice with Helen
  • 5.30-7pm yoga to relax and recover
  • 7pm nourishing dinner
  • Evening walk


  • 8-9.30am yoga flow, how to develop your own home practice as part of your training
  • breakfast and departures by 11am


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Taught by Helen, the morning classes will be dynamic, strengthening and energising Vinyasa Yoga. Helen will introduce concepts of  Run Better with Yoga during these sessions and give you techniques to take into your coastal run later in the morning. The sessions will also wake up the body and warm you up for the running workshops. The evening classes will be more restorative to stretch out tension, accumulated through running, helping you to recover faster. This retreat can be a great introduction for beginners to yoga, as well as building on knowledge for those with more experience and wanting to develop a home practice to aid with running.

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! 🙂  Rachael, 2016

“Had such a fantastic weekend, exceeded my expectations.”  Meeta, 2017

“Thank you so much Helen. Great runs, wonderful yoga and fantastic food in a beautiful place.” Sue, 2017


The running workshops will be co-led by Helen and Natural Running Coach, Dave Smith. Dave is also an England Athletics qualified coach, who loves to run and share it with others! He teaches runners how to run naturally, without injury, through correct technique. He believes that yoga is the perfect compliment to this and loves its focus on core strength and flexibility.

“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.” Bournemouth Joggers 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.” Lisa, 2018

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The Local Area

The Retreat where we’re based is less than 2 miles inland, with stunning views towards Holywell Bay. Walk there in around 30 minutes or take a 5 minute drive to the glorious Perranporth beach, where you can relax, walk, surf, visit cafes and shops.

The location was great – being able to run on the beach and sand dunes was fab! – Rachael retreat guest 2016
The best yoga we have experienced at a retreat – we would definitely attend your retreats again. – Helen and Paul 2016


The Retreat house can sleep up to 12 people in twin and double rooms. Set in lovely gardens with sea and country views it is the perfect weekend retreat escape. The purpose built yoga studio has underfloor heating and views over the landscaped gardens and out to sea.

Excellent really comfortable retreat, good modern facilities in a very peaceful spot.  Helen and Paul, 2016 

“Thank you Helen, and everyone in our lovely group, this week end was really inspiring!! Can’t wait to book in again (; Really lived up to our expectations, worth every penny!”  Elodie, 2017

“Thank you Helen for great weekend, think it’s safe to say everyone loved it and had a great time.” Manda, 2017


Save 5% when booking with a group of 4 or more. 

Smaller Twin/ Double, ensuite

£545 FULL

Large Luxury Twin/ Double, ensuite/ private bathroom

£595 FULL

Contact me to join the waitlist for either retreat.

£125 per person deposit is required to secure your place on this fantastic retreat. You’ll receive a booking form by email to select your room choice.

*All rooms are twin/ double sharing. Prices are per person and based on two people sharing. Single rooms are only occasionally available with a supplement, please inquire.*

“The morning sessions were a great way to wake up and start the day feeling energised.  The evening sessions were a lovely way to end the day making me feel calm and relaxed. The last retreat I spent with you had already inspired me to continue yoga, which I do weekly in a class now and I very much hope that I will make the time to do more home practice and work on my flexibility and core strength.  As always you were lovely and your delivery of your yoga classes is fabulous.” Lisa, 2018

What you get! Included In Your Retreat:

  • 3 night luxury stay
  • 3 evening restorative, recovery Yin yoga classes
  • 3 morning energising, strengthening Vinyasa yoga classes
  • 2 Run Better with Yoga workshops, led by Dave and Helen
  • Individual video gait analysis, with Dave   
  • Individual yoga feedback and advice from Helen
  • 2 beach/ coastal path runs
  • All your superfood: Dinner on Friday evening, 3 meals on Saturday and Sunday, and breakfast Monday morning.
  • Exclusive Yoga Flow Running Ebook

Not Included in your Retreat

  • Travel to and from the Retreat
  • Surf lessons or board hire
  • Massage or other treatments


Payment Terms & Conditions: A non-refunded deposit is required to secure your place, the remainder is due no later than 8 weeks before the start of the retreat, for which you will receive an invoice. In the event of cancellation: 60 days or more prior to the retreat: Your entire payment will be refunded, less £125 which is your deposit. 59-30 days prior to the retreat: Payments are not refundable, but are transferable (less £125 deposit) to a future retreat. 29 days or less prior to the retreat: Payments are not refundable. Should Helen Clare Yoga cancel for whatever reason, you are welcome to a full refund (not including any travel expenses), or a place on a future retreat.

Contact me to join the waitlist for either retreat.

£125 deposit is required to secure your place on this fantastic retreat. You’ll receive a booking form via email to select your room choice.

Getting here

Fly to Newquay and take a 20 minute taxi. Take a train to Truro and a 20 minute taxi. If taking public transport, the closest bus will stop a 10 minute walk from the retreat, see bus information here. You’ll be sent the Retreat address before arrival.

Yoga Flow Running Story 

Yoga Flow Running is a concept that evolved naturally for me, after years of yoga practice and running!  After several running injuries, I knew there must be something I should be doing differently – after all, running is such a natural movement! I was used to moving with complete awareness in my yoga practice, with great anatomy knowledge and attention to finding that sweet balance of equal strength and flexibility, that I was sure there was a way that yoga could improve my running efficiency…

So, I really started to pay more attention to how I was running, and what muscles I was relying on, or should be using more. It didn’t take me long to find the connection – and let running be an extension of my yoga practice. I found that the key principles taken from yoga, such as alignment, posture, strength, flexibility, focus and breathing, enabled me to run more naturally, aiding efficiency, leading to injury free, fun running. Hooray!!

See you on the trails, Helen.

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