RUNYOGA is a community that brings the practices of running and yoga together. It’s approach is much more than just getting faster, stronger and or/more flexible. It’s all about mindfulness. Goals, chasing personal records, and accomplishing only gets you so far. It’s all about connecting to your best self, to BE your best self.
RUNYOGA was founded by Cara Gilman, a dedicated runner, run coach, and yoga teacher. Cara knows first-hand how powerful and important the practice of yoga is, for it saved her from countless running injuries and burn-out. From 2005 to 2010, Cara completed 7 marathons and it began to take a serious toll on her physically and mentally. Running was how she stayed grounded, inspired and motivated and without it, she struggled to feel connected to herself. She stumbled upon a yoga class at a gym one night and it changed her life. Once again, she felt that connection that she craved and missed so much.
Once Cara began to teach yoga, she wanted to share this gift of connection that she had been given to others, especially those like her that struggled with injury and mental burn-out. Hence, where RUNYOGA was born. On October 20, 2014, 20 people laced up their sneakers and laid out their yoga mats to participate in the first ever 6 week RUNYOGA series. Cara had no idea what to expect and was nervous whether people would even show-up. Her nerves just proved to be excitement, for after just a few sessions, it became very apparent how something very special was forming. And special it was and special it continues to be today.