The Tao Lifestyle has Changed their Life!

THE TAO LIFESTYLE HAS CHANGED THEIR LIFE!

The Tao Lifestyle Various Programs Have  Changed their Life!

TESTIMONIALS

  • TOR - 10 WEEK TRANSFORMATION
  • TOR - LONG DISTANCE HOLISTIC PREPARATION
  • TAO WEIGHT LOSS
  • TAO PEAK PERFORMANCE 

Rebhia Ghezali

“This program was the turning point of my life ! I highly recommend it !”

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Rebhia Ghezali
CFO Middle East - International SOS

“Combining the lessons I learned from Stephane has allowed me lose 20kgs and incorporate a number of healthy habits into my day.Once I learnt to run more efficiently, I was able to run daily without injury or any of the aches and pains I would usually experience, and my speed has increased. It became a habit that makes me feel good, productive, and gives me a sense of accomplishment every morning.And the daily exercise habit combined with new nutrition/intermittent fasting habits has turned on my fat burning engine like I would never experience before, and my resting heart rate is down to 45 from 60 before.I have never felt better by living the Tao Lifestyle.”

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Jim Robert
Global Head, Information Security Risk Officers, Standard Chartered Bank

From 'I HAVE to run' to 'I WANT to run' ! "I started to run occasionally almost two years ago when I was in my early 40's and realized that some physical exercise should be good, not only for my body but also for my mind. From a practical perspective, running was the most convenient activity as I could practice it whenever and wherever and could be easily accommodated within my existing (and busy) professional and personal life. However, unlike other type of sports which I used to practice and to enjoy, running was an activity that I hated all my life. It became like a sort of a challenge: the more I run the more I hated it. Then, I stopped for a while, but I felt guilty and restarted again, but again I stopped, restarted, stopped… Then, by coincidence, I came across Tao of Running. Stephane is a passionate trainer and teacher. His knowledge and his background are amazingly broad and his statements and advices are deeply supported. Through his coaching sessions, I progressively started to feel what he was telling in the 'classes' was not anymore theory but real. Following Stephane's techniques and mindfulness advices I've started to run smoothly, wisely, aware of my physical sensations, then the overall benefits flew naturally. Personally, I am feeling healthier, with more confidence as my physical condition has improved; it has also impacted positively my professional life as my levels of stress have decreased and mindfulness has helped to analyze obstacles and behaviors from a different perspective, resulting in better overall performance. Thanks to Stephane, I was able to achieve something unbelievable before I joined the program: I finished a half marathon after two months of preparation in 2h 40', keeping the same pace along the entire run. The mark could be not remarkable, but I enjoyed so much every kilometer I run that day, without suffering any pain the day after! I achieved my goal and I am convinced I will get better marks in the future. Meanwhile, running has become an enjoyable and pleasant routine in my life!"

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Ana Alvarez

Laurent Duvilier

"This is not a new year resolution… It's a lifetime resolution!I am 44 year old. And I didn't know how to breath. I didn't know how to run. I didn't know how to eat. I didn't know how to be in peace with myself. Now I do. I (re)learned it through this great programme. Lasting impact on your well-being! Good for your body, your mind and your soul. Try it and (re)connect with your true self. "

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Laurent Duvilier
Head of Comm. Latin America_ UNICEF

Michaela Lakota

"Stephane is an excellent coach. As a mental health professional his techniques – a more natural style of running, embedded in mindfulness and a modern view of nutrition – really resonated with me. Following his techniques allowed me to find – or rather make – those much needed breaks in my very busy days. Apart from that he is a lovely man. I thoroughly recommend Stephane."

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Michaela Lakota

Jerome Desmarest

“ Thank you Stephane for your coaching & continuous support!I discovered the Tao of running in 2015. As a regular runner, I was not expecting major changes… but after the 10 weeks transformation program and few HM… I realize that it changed completely my vision and perception of running from the way to move, the way to use my mind, the way to breath and even the way to eat!I completed my first HM in June 2016 after a preparation based on long run in happy zone (1h52). One year later, I ran the SCKL HM with a more specific program, and I improved my performance by 7min.And in Dec 4th 2017, with my running partner since 2 years (Loic ), we were running the Angkor Wat Half Marathon. Based on a 12 weeks program prepared by Stephane – more performance oriented but still based on Tao principles – I beat my previous record by 10min (1h35) …This run in the middle of the temples was amazing…The day after, we were feel so great that we were already thinking to our next objective with Loic… KL FM in April 2018! What a fantastic experience, everyone can find his own pleasure and satisfaction with the Tao of running… beginners likewise more experienced runners.And last thing, since I am practicing mindfulness regularly inside and outside my running practice, I manage better my stress of my day to day life and I feel better in my body and my mind!?♂ Well done Steph ! ?“

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Jerome Desmarest
APAC Deputy Cost Control Director - Technip

"The benefits I have gained from this program are immense and unexpected when I started. I have replaced my old sentence "running is not for me. I hate it " with "I cannot wait to go for my run!" I strongly recommend this program to everyone. I have learned to listen better my body messages and how not to make the mistakes that many make through ignorance and misinformation. I am surprising myself of the distance that I can run today with pleasure. I also practice mindfulness on a daily basis. Thank you Stéphane for this discovery and for giving me the tools to make running a moment of pleasure and mental rest. Thank you for your listening and your availability as a coach!"

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Michèle Gilles

Sharada & Kareem Qureshi

“My husband and I were struggling with our running technique for many years, despite having run a few half-marathons. The run was never really that enjoyable until we got to the finish line.Then it all changed with Stephane. He taught us how to run in the ‘happy zone’ and as a result of this, we now really enjoy our runs. He introduced new concepts of mindfulness during running. His passion is contagious and after each class, we were all totally revved up to go running !!!Whether you are a beginner or a pro, a runner or simply looking to make a lifestyle change, we would totally recommend you get in touch with Stephane. Totally worth it.“

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Sharada & Kareem Qureshi
CEO & Managing Partner - Star CRM Sdn Bhd

"The ToR course for me did not only transform my approach to running in terms of techniques taught but also my mind-set to life in general. It is truly transformational. I have been running for years, not really knowing anything about technique and I would just go "for a run". Stephane has helped me to revisit my techniques which has made a huge difference to my runs and also made me enjoy them so much more and I have seen significant results both physically and mentally. Stephane has been so motivating and inspirational and I would highly recommend his course as well as his services as a "coach"."

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Amy Tyers

Nadene Tensen

“The 10 week transformation program has delivered much more than expected.I had several “a-ha” moments along the weeks and it has provided access to a huge amount of information summarized in a logical way, presented in a fun and user-friendly manner. It is like 3 entire courses about running, mindfulness and nutrition and how they relate to each others rolled into one!For example, it allowed me to change a long-held mindset of “all or nothing”. I run now 3 or 4 times a week without strain. I have more clarity, focus and I am better able to observe my thoughts, feelings and actions.I have also increased my ability of body awareness/sensing in the present moment.I highly recommend this holistic and transformative program!”

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Nadene Tensen

"Thanks to Stephane, I have learned what running is in essence. His approach to connect body and mind and his techniques have helped me to enjoy running while being in the present moment.Running is now part of my life and I am very grateful to Stephane for this gift. Due to the distance (I am in Luxembourg), we have made the program via Skype and it has been really successful.Stephane is a wonderful person, a great teacher, always receptive and available for any question or discussion. It has been an amazing experience for me and I recommend his programs to anyone who desires to enjoy running.Hat's off to you, Stephane!"

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Marie Turbang

Oon Hoe Cheng

“I am 72 years old and I am a long time runner. I have ran more than 20 full marathons and many more half-marathons. Age is not a reason to stop improving and I decided to sign up for the 10 week program with an open mind to see what I could get from it. I can definitely see a lot of benefits from this program. I was beginning to feel dejected in my recent long distance runs. I was more enduring them and my time/speed were stagnating for a while. The mind and body training techniques learned during this program are making me more alert, mindful, and enthusiastic in all aspects. I have also increased my running efficiency. As a result of that, I am improving again my speed. I have trimmed 30 min of time in my last ½ marathon compared to the recent ones. And, I still foresee some opportunities to continue improving my time and enjoying more my runs. Thank you for your coaching Stephane !”

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Oon Hoe Cheng
Retired

"I stumbled upon Stéphane's facebook page by chance and reading through it got me interested. I then checked his website and I contacted him to see if I could do the programme from abroad (I live in Belgium). After telling him what my goals were I started the 10 weeks training. My objectives were to 1) stop hating to run 2) connect my body and mind. I did not aim at running a marathon but simply to start enjoying the act of running. I received really more than expected! Stephane was really committed in this long distance training; He shared his well organised programme with me as well as some very valuable and interesting videos and articles. I really enjoyed the means of communication we used (Skype and WhatsApp). All and all I highly recommend this programme and most importantly the trainer Stéphane. Thanks to him running is no longer a chore! "

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Laetitia Bouazza

" I took part in ToR 10 week program to prepare for the running part (20 kms) of a Spartan race. ToR gave me a total different perspective of what running can be. What used to be a pain became a pleasure in a matter of weeks.My old me would have been stressed for weeks before the race but it was not the case. I was ready to enjoy the race and it is what I did whatever the obstacles that came on my way!Additionally, I feel more relaxed and I have a better awareness of my body in my daily life. Until today, I am amazed by this discovery and I am now considering running even longer distances.Thank you Stephane for your secret weapon ToR!"

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Alame Aramazani

"The ToR 10 Week Transformation Program has completely changed my running experience.Before the program, I was applying a "no pain, no gain" approach to running. I had to force myself to run 3-5 kms knowing that it was making me tired and moody. I just finished the program and now I can easily run 10 -12 km. I can say that running helps me to rejuvenate my body and mind, to feel happier and more energized. I have also lost a few kgs in the process. " Note: Bruno lives in Singapore and has taken part in a 1 on 1 remote version of the program

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Bruno Vanhoucke

Joy Santamarina

“I have completed 4 marathons and yet this program helped me learn to love running so much more!For the first time ever I can do long runs without need for music, and just totally enjoy the rhythm of my heart, the scenery, the cadence of my run. Mindfulness helps not just in running but in other areas of my life as well.Thanks Tao of Running !”

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Joy Santamarina

"Angkor Wat half marathon was an amazing experience for me! Not only because of the scenic route, but also because I was definitely seeing some huge benefits of this program ! I kept my promise to myself and forgot the time to focus on enjoying the run and paying attention to my body-mind connection. I didn't even bring my headphones, and didn't miss them either :D. I found my flow very early on (probably the environment helped) and running felt so effortless! I stopped a few times for taking pics too This was the first time with my minimally cushioned shoes, and guess what, my feet and legs were not sore at all. I was stunned! I could have just keep going and also as a result, I was utilizing my body fat as a source of energy as I only used one gel (not sure if I needed to actually, but wanted to avoid exhaustion) and had one banana on the way (and didn't generate any lactic acids either). So I have to say, even though I haven't learned that "much" new during the program, those little things were worth more than I anticipated."Note : Received after 1/2 marathon of Angkor Wat _December 2015. (Mari had run a few half marathons prior to taking part in this Program)

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Mari Haapala

Deborah Whitehead

" I had a major surgery a few months prior to starting the ToR program.I wanted to improve my techniques to be able to use running as a way to comeback in better shape.With ToR, I learnt the way to run without stressing my body. It has now become a habit that I practice in average 3 or 4 times a week and I feel fitter, more energized and I have started losing weight."

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Deborah Whitehead

"Running is something I have been practicing to some extend, occasionally and on rather short distances. I felt good about some of the runs, and not so good about others. I was sometimes tired, sometimes not. I also wondered whether the way I was running was "right" or "wrong".Then, I followed Stephane' s ToR program. What a chance and a revelation. Thanks to Stephane' s well thought of program, I got the opportunity to progressively understand what I can feel during a run and why, and how to better enjoy my runs so that it naturally pushes me to do more of them.You may have heard or gone through other programs before, but the uniqueness of ToR is the strong link that it progressively establishes between the physical activity and the impact on the mind. Today, I can sense my positive emotions and put them in a broader context that I never experienced before meditation. And enjoy running to its full extend.I recommend Stephane's ToR program to anyone who wants to improve his running skills and capitalize on them to develop positive a mindset, and anyone who always wondered about what benefits running can bring to his/her life."

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Pascal De Meester

" Before joining the Tao of Running, I did not think I could jog for more than 5 minutes. So, I was intrigued by this 10 Week Transformation program and I decided to take part in it. This well researched and very informative training was extremely beneficial for me. It made me progressively change my mind about running and motivated me to practice regularly during the 10 weeks. Having finished it, running is now part of my routines and it makes me feel happier and healthier. On the top of that, I have more free time as I don't have to drive anymore to any exercise classes as I was doing in the past."

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Claire Nutgen

Antoine Comar

"When I decided to join this program, I could understand the benefits of running for physical and mental health but I was not doing it because I was finding running to be painful and not pleasant. After this program, I am convinced that running is a natural and pleasant thing. I now find a sense of well-being and accomplishment in the activity of running. Else, I'm still struggling practicing mindfulness but I have the feeling to be in the beginning of a mindful journey!"

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Antoine Comar
LEX Country Manager - Lazada Malaysia

"Stephane is truly passionate about running and he's contagious.I would have never thought that I would actually "enjoy" running one day. I am 37 years old and I have done more running in the last 12 months than in the previous 36 years combined.With the ToR coaching sessions, I have learned how to run in harmony with my body and with my mind. I can now go for long runs lasting 2-3 hours and finish refreshed and energized.Simply amazing!"

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Denis Manigart

"I ran my first half marathon in 2010. I enjoyed the 2.5 hours but my whole body ached for few days after! Even though I subsequently went on to do a few runs (10 – 15 km), I never really felt motivated to run vs going to the gym for my Body Combat/ Yoga/ Dance classes.Fast forward 5 years later, I am now a very busy full time working mum of 2 kids. I no longer have the luxury of time to travel to my gym as often as before. I wanted to look for a sport activity that I can do anywhere, and whenever I can find time. Running seems like the most obvious thing to do. However, I know I must enjoy running if it is going to be sustainable. My 10-week TOR journey had been eye-opening & fun. I learned better techniques to run, and most importantly, running with mindfulness. The end result of most of my runs are I feel energised, relaxed and motivated to continue running. My body no longer suffer from post-run muscle aches. I aim to do a few halfs and train for a full marathon. Stephane will be my go-to coach to help me get there. He had helped me to enjoy running and I believe everyone is indeed 'Born to Run'!"

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Tracy Yong

" Stephane's approach to running is truly unique. Positive, enthusiastic, attentive and encouraging, he does miracles (really).For personal reasons, I did not practice as regularly as advised during this program and I cannot say that running has become a habit yet. But, this program has really reconciled me with running.When I practice, it is not a pain anymore. The only thing I remember at the end of a session is a feeling of well-being that will take me all the day. It overturns everything one might think to know about running and the approach of a sporting activity in general.Likewise, ToR goes further than the activity of running. It opens a larger view to life and how a lot of things are integrated. It is similar to a rippling effect. For example, it opened my mind to the fact that I need to structure and organize my personal life a different way if I want to build a long term balance and create a habit so that running becomes an integral part of my life."

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Alexandra Le Vaillant

"Running used to be a painful and energy draining activity for me. Participating into TOR program helped me to commit some time/energy to do something and change the status quo.The innovative Tao approach to running made me change gradually my perceptions and my feelings about running. My runs became more pleasant, more relaxing and my capacity to run longer distance has increased throughout the program. Now, I do feel more motivated, healthy and I have a sense of "inner satisfaction" after each long run. Otherwise, TOR provided me insights and techniques applicable in my everyday life to increase my well-being in general."

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Michael Benamar

2015:"As a beginner in running, I was very pleased to join the TOR class opened by Stephane. I had never been a very active runner before but I started practicing to have a healthier way of life and to manage my stress in my professional life. I didn't really know what would be this TOR class but I was curious to find out how running would allow me to mix physical activities and mindfulness as it was presented to me by Stephane. I was also interested to join a group, rather than practicing only by myself.With his progressive program mixing running sessions and teaching meditation and mindfulness, learning has been smooth and the benefits rapidly noticeable: running has become a real pleasure and not a painful and tiring activity, connecting body and mind has been a good way to control stress and improve sense of well-being, having a regular physical activity has helped to lose weight without feeling hard efforts… running has become a happy time and a need when not practiced regularly.Even though I had to leave Malaysia, I still continue to learn about TOR and try to improve my practice of its teaching, especially the meditation and mindfulness aspects which has been the most difficult for me. By keeping contact with Stephane, through social networks and internet connections, I can do so and stay motivated to keep the benefits of this activity.I am also preparing a half-marathon with Stephane' s coaching, which is something that I would have never imagined a few years ago. I know that I can do it, without any goal of high performance, but for the satisfaction of achieving a new experience for me.That is why I am very grateful to have joined Stephane' s class and hope that anyone else can get the same experience and achievements."Jan 2018:"3 years after I joined Tao of Running program, and even if I am now far away from Asia, I still practice every week and it still gives me the same pleasure and benefits of running. And I like to do, several time a year, half-marathons that I select not only for running but also for melting with awesome environments whether they are urban or natural. Because TOR tis not only about running but also connecting the body and the mind with the world." Note: Thierry has lost more than 25 kgs since taking part in ToR program!

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Thierry Guillem

Mouni Chouban

”I reside in the States and participated in the Tao of Running 10 week program, which changed my life! First of all, Stephane is truly an amazing and accommodating coach. My program ran over the allotted period, due to time constraints and holidays, but Stephane was a dedicated professional and committed to help me complete his unique program. The program helps with running techniques, nutritional recommendations, lifestyle changes, all to help one live a healthier, happier and more balanced life. I highly recommend Tao of Running to anyone in any part of the world looking to learn how to enjoy running with its benefits. Stephane is a great motivating coach who will ensure that you reach your personal physical and mental goals. A life-changing program for all fitness levels.”

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Mouni Chouban

"Before I knew Stephane, the word "running" was not in my vocabulary. I hated just the idea of it. I decided nevertheless to follow his 10 weeks program, as I wanted to experience this supposedly "pleasure of running" and of course in the long term, to benefit from all the positive, healthy effects.Stephane taught me to run enjoyably, by adopting the right position and the right mind-set. His pluridisciplinary approach on the subject is really interesting (and impressive). He will guide you from your brain to your feet, going through your breathing, to help you find what makes a run delightful. He definitely succeeded with me, so why not with you?"

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Karine Meerschman

After ToR - 10 Week Transformation Program in 2015:"ToR is an astonishing & original approach. It is more focused on learning/experiencing feelings and understanding oneself.Stephane is passionate. He communicates his enthusiasm in a cheerful manner that makes the coaching sessions very comfortable. Stephane managed to create a very original program that allows people from all backgrounds to feel how running can become rewarding without pain.This is not theory, this is a living experience combining very interesting techniques and psychological approaches to encompass sport under a new angle, to feel one's body."

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Loïc Martineau

"I have been running for a long time, albeit some times more regularly than others. I typically hit the road when my body asked for it. This was like a call for a physical "detox".However, depending how long it was since my last run, I often came up with the desire to give it all out, push it to the limits. In some ways I guess to compensate the "feel bad" sentiment that I could have for not being active for a while. Surely then my body let me know that I went too far, with heart rate hitting the ceiling and legs aching after the run.ToR opened my eyes on to a better approach. First by going back to basics and (re)learning how to run properly, but then by opening a door to another dimension, linking up body and mind. The latest is most certainly the largest benefit from taking on this course, as it allowed me to learn and practice how to better be in sync with myself during my sessions. The enjoyment during my practice is by far greater, as I can now exercise, relax my mind and feel good in one go. I am looking forward to further fine tune my experience using ToR techniques."

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Laurent Maillefer

"Running was something that I thought I couldn't do. However Stephane' s Tao of Running course allowed me to understand the mechanics of running and to not be afraid of something that we are born to do.It also gave me a deeper understanding of how life is so hectic that we don't just stop and think about ourselves. Learning more about mindfulness has allowed me to focus on my new business and my productivity has increased 10 fold.Thanks Stephane for your amazing journey and teachings. Running has never been so enjoyable."

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Jonathan Fernandes

Robert Aaron

If you are looking for a program to spark your joy of running and learn about why and how aspects of your lifestyle impact your overall health, then I highly recommend Tao of Running.Stéphane translates his deep knowledge and passion for running and well-being into an interesting mix of practical techniques and insights that allow us to take action to benefit our health, performance and happiness.The program content is powerful and impactful and, most importantly, Stephane is a great support and coach during the process. Personally speaking, it was a great experience and I look forward to keeping contact withthe Tao of Running community!

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Robert Aaron

Elodie Pinot

"A few months ago, I was diagnosed with a lung disease. I was new to running and ready to give up. But, I was already addicted to this sport and I wanted to persevere.Thanks to my meeting with Stéphane, and through the program Tao of Running, I was able to move beyond my illness .. Each module of the program was a step towards my new balance .. running techniques, breathing, mindfulness, serenity, acceptance and resilience ..Today I practice running several times a week with a lot of fun! Stephane accompanied me step by step to find my own pace, my own "running style", and I can not thank him enough for that. Tao of Running is a fantastic program created by a fantastic coach! Thank you..."

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Elodie Pinot

Marianne Clark

" Seeing the transformation that the Tao of running made in the lives and running techniques of my colleagues, I decided to give it a go. I had two goals - learn to enjoy running and to be mindful. Thanks to Stephane I achieved both with the added bonus of sleeping better too! Stephane knows his stuff, cares about your success and gives you options to adapt what he teaches to your lifestyle"

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Marianne Clark
Representative UNICEF Malaysia

“For many years, I have tried to incorporate running into my life without success. I was aware of the benefits but I was not taking any pleasure.A few months ago, I joined a group program of the Tao of Running – 10 Week Transformation. Since then, I’m running a few times a week with great pleasure. It is now part of my lifestyle. Stephane is a passionate and inspiring holistic coach with deep knowledge in many topics related to personal development and human sciences. He is also an active listener. Even in a group setting, he does his best to personalize his approach to the needs of each participant.”

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Marie-Alice Legarda

Christina Rosthof

"Taking part in the Tao of Running program gave me the ability to run and enjoy it. Feeling the body and liking the movement, the feeling of being in nature etc... has been a big achievement for me. But, what I liked the most about this program, is that it is a 10 weeks course that gives you so much knowledge that you can continue on your own. I'm grateful that Stephane has guided me through good and hard times. It is life skills and a lifelong lesson. Today, I feel healthier, my overall well-being has improved a lot, my skin is better, I have fewer sick days, much less headaches and my digestive system has improved. Thank you, Stephane! You are a wonderful mentor and a big inspiration!!"

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Christina Rosthof