What you will learn:
This course will be a guide for anyone that is new to running, or for someone who has been running for a long time and is looking to re establish their love and passion through a new set of eyes and lens. In this Elective we will talk about why we run, the importance of a daily practice, accountability and my favorite thing to talk about which is using Mindfulness as part of the framework within your daily practice.
I will begin this course by going into my own personal background around this sport and activity. From there we will talk about diversity and inclusion in the sport of running, as well as touching upon the basics of preparing for run, what to wear, what to eat and establishing and maintaining a certain mindset pre and post run.
In summary, we are gearing you up to be ready to run solo or with a crew, establishing a practice so that you feel comfortable to run whenever, wherever at any given time of the day or night.
About the instructor:
Hakim Tafari is originally from the UK and currently resides in the Los Angeles area.
In the mid 1990’s, after an injury and illness that led him to acupuncture, he was introduced to a life of mindful movement and herbal medicines as well as running that helped him to adopt a lifestyle that supported his wellbeing. For over 20 years Hakim has been practicing many different martial arts, specializing and sharing the practice Kung Fu, Tai Chi Chuan and Qi Gong. He has also become vastly skilled in Eastern bodywork of Shiatsu/Thai Yoga Massage and the Five Element Theory.
Among other expertise, Hakim is a Buddhist Dharma practitioner and meditation facilitator blending his meditative practice with street and trail running. He shares how the practice of running and mindfulness blends and offers a place of refuge for those seeking more peace and balance in their lives.
Hakim teaches mindfulness to Buddhist practitioners, as well as athletes and professionals who work in corporate environments. All in all, his deep learnings and practices in Eastern medicine has propelled his influence with people all over the world. As a social activist promoting wellbeing, movement and natural medicines, Hakim’s experience of mindfulness and social awareness supports his friends, family and community at large. He believes that the essence of mindfulness is not only something to be practiced for the self, but for those seeking to walk (or run) a path of non-judgement, non-ego and compassion for the greater good of all beings.
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Suggested Length:60 min(Flexible)
# of Employees: Flexible
Format: Live via Zoom
- Keynote Followed by Q&A
- Lecture with Discussion
- Interactive Workshop
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