Yoga for Runners – charity class in support of the Lupus Trust

Red Hot Yoga Teacher Training graduate, Charlotte Constable Fernandez, on how yoga can support your training and help a great cause!

Every type of runner – whether you do the occasional park run or are a seasoned marathoner – can benefit from yoga. Practising yoga can help develop strength in the ankles, core, quads, hamstrings and hip flexors which are key areas used in running. Getting on the mat will also encourage muscles to release accumulated tension and increase mobility in the joints, helping to stay injury free. Learning to cultivate a relationship with the breath, as we do in yoga, can also improving your running.

This April I be will running the London Marathon for the Lupus Trust at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. This is a cause very close to my heart as I have been battling with Lupus for many years. My symptoms of joint and muscle pain, fatigue and depression originally attracted me to yoga when I was teenager. Last year, I completed the RHY 200-hour TT and 40-hour Yin TT. With the support of my yoga practice, I am developing a running routine that will hopefully get me over the 26.2 miles finish line.

The Lupus Trust funds the Lupus Clinical Trials Unit, based at Guy’s Hospital, aimed at finding new treatments for Lupus patients. They also aim to raise awareness of Lupus and provide support for patients and carers. It receives no NHS or government funding.


Join Charlotte on the 22nd March for a class focused on strengthening and lengthening key performance muscles, finishing with a guided relaxation. All proceeds go towards her London Marathon fundraising target for the Lupus Trust.  For further information & to pre-book your place click here.

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  • Hey there tiger feet, take those grubby paws off my mat! Please don't forget to bring a yoga towel (or full length bath sheet!) to cover your yoga mat for hygiene reasons. Don't worry if you forget - we sell & rent at Reception.