Tao of Running - 10 Week Transformation 

"The Tao of Running 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

"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 Tao of Running 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
Regional Sales Manager - BS&B

“Thanks Stephane for the support, inspiration and coaching…From panting at 400 meters to running my 1st 6km then 10km, 15km and finally a Half Marathon, it has been an amazing journey…I couldnt have dreamt of this in just 4 months…The best part is how I dont experience any pain after all the runs thanks to the preparation, training regime and techniques imparted…. I went around Melaka whole day after my 15km and did the same in Ipoh after my 21km… Essentially means I ran for myself and spent the rest of the day with family… This means all parties are happy!Finally, you were not just a Running Coach. I always refer to you as a Lifestyle Coach to my friends. From nutrition to running and mental conditioning, you really supported me through this journey with the right amount of tips. Thanks a lot!“Note: Rohit lost 19 kgs in about 8 months by combining running, mindfulness and nutrition new habits

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Rohit Nambiar
Group CEO - Tune Protect Group

“Initially, I found running extremely boring so “to start liking to run" was my major goal when enrolling.After the 10 weeks, I enjoy my runs, and I am looking forward to progress along this running journey. I warmly recommend the programme to anyone new to running, people who struggle with including a sports routine in their life, or who want to better understand the mind-body connection."

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Sophie Costes

"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 Ferandes
Entrepreneur

“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
Entrepreneur

"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

”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

"Running used to be a painful and energy draining activity for me. Participating into the Tao of Running 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, Tao of Running provided me insights and techniques applicable in my everyday life to increase my well-being in general."

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Michael Benamar
Global Segment Manager - Charles River Laboratories

“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 Roberts
Global Head, Information Security Risk Officers, Standard Chartered Bank

"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
Clinical Psychologist

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

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Rebhia Ghezali
CFO Middle East and North Africa Region - International SOS

“Go for it if you haven't tried it yet!Stephane's intelligent and very professional coaching allowed me to overcome my stress and give me the boost I was lacking! Excellent training for both body and mind! My husband is in it too!In short, Stéphane deserves his excellent reputation."

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Nathalie Arbefeuille
Business owner

"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.Tao of Running 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 Tao of Running techniques."

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Laurent Maillefer
VP Robotics - ABB

“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 ! Thank you for your coaching Stephane !”

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Joy Santamarina
Chief Transformation Officer - Energy Development Corporation

"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

Message #2 - 1 year after the program - First 1/2 marathon in 2016:"I never thought I would enjoy running a half marathon and when we decided to participate this year to the Phuket half marathon, I was not even sure I would be able to finish it.Thanks to Stephane's coaching & techniques, training became enjoyable and really brought me some serenity in my daily life.Step by step, without suffering, hard-working or struggling I managed to improve the length and speed of my runs. The sensations and the pleasure grew along.I went to the race not having a serious time objective or intention to fight for it. I just wanted to do it and have a good run. Those hundreds of people running in silence at dawn creates a very unique atmosphere. Applying the Tao of running techniques, I really enjoyed the moment and the scenery. After 10 km I felt good and relaxed and looking at my watch I started thinking it was too good to be true… I was performing much better than expected… would I burn out before the end? I had some doubts probably because I felt I did not run enough long runs during the preparation. Then slowing down and focusing on my breath and body sensation, I recovered step by step my confidence and finally managed well the second part of the run with the great satisfaction of feeling good, young and happy. I can say that the race has been a unique experience full of positive sensations.Finishing in good shape and in less than 2 hours for this first half-marathon of my life at age 45, I am looking forward the next one !Enjoy running !"Message #3 - After Angkor Wat 1/2 marathon in end of 2017:" Tao of Running is amazingly efficient! No suffering, no hard time, no injuries, great pleasure and health benefits. And we still enjoy strong improvement in my performance. Two years ago, I could not run more than 10 km and it took almost as long as a half marathon! "

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Loïc Martineau
Entrepreneur

"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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Michele Gilles

“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

Virginie Dupuis

“Stephane is an incredible coach. His program is not only a method for running, but above all a holistic approach to well-being through running better, breathing better, eating better, and regaining balance to feel good.I thought it was impossible for me to run... now I have fun running and it even solved my back problems !!! A MUST without moderation .... I am addicted.Thank you, Stephane, for sharing your passion. Best coach ever!"

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Virginie Dupuis
Business owner

“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

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

"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 cannot thank him enough for that. Tao of Running is a fantastic program created by a fantastic coach! Thank you Stephane !"

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Elodie Pinot

"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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Antoinr Comar
Regional Head of Logistics Operations - Lazada

After 10 Week Transformation Program in 2015:"Tao of Running 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
Entrepreneur

“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

"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 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
Head of Inside Sales Malaysia - Veeam Software

"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 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 Tao of Running 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 program to anyone who wants to improve his running skills and capitalize on them to develop a positive mindset, and anyone who always wondered about what benefits running can bring to his/her life."

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Pascal
Business Development Director - Nokia

"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

"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, Tao of Running 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 Levaillant
Office & Communication Manager - Strane Innovation

"I had a major surgery a few months prior to starting the Tao of Running program. I wanted to improve my techniques to be able to use running as a way to comeback in better shape.With Tao of Running, 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
Business owner

"The Tao of Running 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 kilos 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
Managing Director - Blowfish Pte Ltd

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."

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Ana Alvarez
Business Development Director Malaysia - Airbus

"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

"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 habits and 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

"I thought I had signed up for a running coaching program but I received so much more than that. Stephane presents a holistic approach to improve one's lifestyle through his Tao of Running transformation.And a transformation program it is! Not only he advises on proper running techniques, but he also offers a complete toolset to develop healthy habits with nutrition, mindfulness, etc.The results are quick to show: I enjoy running regularly again despite previous injuries to both knees, the quality of my sleep has improved and the occurrences of my migraines have reduced significantly. Add some weight loss to that and joining Stephane's coaching has been the best investment for myself last year.I highly recommend it to anyone who wishes betterment in their lifestyle."

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Nathalie Richez

"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 Armenia - UNICEF

Tao of Running - Long Distance Preparation 

"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
Digital lead, Motion - ABB

Message #2 - 1 year after the program - First 1/2 marathon in 2016:"I never thought I would enjoy running a half marathon and when we decided to participate this year to the Phuket half marathon, I was not even sure I would be able to finish it.Thanks to Stephane's coaching & techniques, training became enjoyable and really brought me some serenity in my daily life.Step by step, without suffering, hard-working or struggling I managed to improve the length and speed of my runs. The sensations and the pleasure grew along.I went to the race not having a serious time objective or intention to fight for it. I just wanted to do it and have a good run. Those hundreds of people running in silence at dawn creates a very unique atmosphere. Applying the Tao of running techniques, I really enjoyed the moment and the scenery. After 10 km I felt good and relaxed and looking at my watch I started thinking it was too good to be true… I was performing much better than expected… would I burn out before the end? I had some doubts probably because I felt I did not run enough long runs during the preparation. Then slowing down and focusing on my breath and body sensation, I recovered step by step my confidence and finally managed well the second part of the run with the great satisfaction of feeling good, young and happy. I can say that the race has been a unique experience full of positive sensations.Finishing in good shape and in less than 2 hours for this first half-marathon of my life at age 45, I am looking forward the next one !Enjoy running !"Message #3 - After Angkor Wat 1/2 marathon in end of 2017:" Tao of Running is amazingly efficient! No suffering, no hard time, no injuries, great pleasure and health benefits. And we still enjoy strong improvement in my performance. Two years ago, I could not run more than 10 km and it took almost as long as a half marathon! "

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Loïc Martineau
Entrepreneur

"I took part in Tao of Running 10 week program to prepare for the running part (20 kms) of a Spartan race. It 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 out 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 Tao of Running!"

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Alame Aramazani

“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

" 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
Business Development Director Malaysia - Airbus

“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 ! Thank you for your coaching Stephane !”

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Joy Santamarina
Chief Transformation Officer - Energy Development Corporation

“ 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 half-marathons, 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 half-marathon in June 2016 after a preparation based on long run in happy zone (1h52). One year later, I ran the SCKL 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

“Thanks Stephane for the support, inspiration and coaching…From panting at 400 meters to running my 1st 6km then 10km, 15km and finally a Half Marathon, it has been an amazing journey…I couldnt have dreamt of this in just 4 months…The best part is how I dont experience any pain after all the runs thanks to the preparation, training regime and techniques imparted…. I went around Melaka whole day after my 15km and did the same in Ipoh after my 21km… Essentially means I ran for myself and spent the rest of the day with family… This means all parties are happy!Finally, you were not just a Running Coach. I always refer to you as a Lifestyle Coach to my friends. From nutrition to running and mental conditioning, you really supported me through this journey with the right amount of tips. Thanks a lot!“Note: Rohit lost 19 kgs in about 8 months by combining running, mindfulness and nutrition new habits

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Rohit Nambiar
Group CEO - Tune Protect Group

"I have ran my first ½ marathon starting from no sport activity at all with only 4 months of preparation in 2 h 31 min! Looking forward to the next one… in 2h15Here is the story with a bit more details…In end of January 2016, I have decided to commit for Phuket half-marathon to join a group of friends. The event was happening a bit more than 4 months later in early June 2016.As I have never done any sport before, I was quite afraid of the challenge ahead of me. Stephane reassured me that he was confident that with the right approach, discipline and coaching I could make it.He encouraged me to register for the 10 Week Transformation Program starting at that time first. What I did and it really developed my mind, body, breathing foundations and built my initial confidence that it was doable. At the end of the 10 weeks, I was able to run several times a week 7 to 9 km without suffering. I even liked it and was looking forward to my runs.In the remaining weeks, Stephane gave me the additional coaching and support to increase the distance in a healthy and enjoyable way. Thank you Stephane for your program and your coaching! What a great feeling of accomplishment! "

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Xavier Dubois
Head of Business Protection and Enablement- Swift

“Stephane did an amazing job of training me for my first marathon!As an amateur runner, I had little knowledge of what it takes to train for an endurance event. Stephane’s step-by-step guidance and especially the holistic mind-body approach really appealed to me and it enabled me to feel confident and prepared for running the distance.Stephane also enabled me to learn a lot about the fundamentals that underpin athletic activity and allowed me to self-discover the joys of running long distance.I recommend Stephane enthusiastically for those looking for a unique and personalized coaching for mindful running!“

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Manish Chopra
Senior Partner - Mckinsey & Company

Tao of Peak Performance  [ For Business Leaders]

" I joined the Tao program as a birthday gift for myself 😀 Looking for a way to better manage my personal energy and continue my performance improvement. What an experience!!! By far my best gift this year!!! Starting by a great epiphany during the program related to balancing different areas and how to manage my life's cycle using all pillars of an holistic approach - for a "work hard, party harder, and run like there is no tomorrow" kind of person this was definitely a turning point.Then learning and practicing mindfulness has really enhanced my focus. Stephane's "field and forum" method has provided me with the foundations for a continuous improvement journey, and for an engineer/expert consultant, knowing the science related to these was definitely a plus!The results so far are beyond expectations - running better, higher energy when it matters most and I'm now a more present person - so I definitely recommend Stephane as a coach, improving with him has been a great journey so far ! "

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Carlos Mendes
Senior Consultant & Business Development

"I never thought that I would be able to run a half marathon before I met Stephane Thiltgen, founder of Tao of Running and Tao Lifestyle.Fast forward to 2018 and I am proud of having run 5 half marathons this year. My yearly body check is also showing some improvements compared to previous years.Over the same period, my team at work grew from two to a department of 40+. Running with Stephane and changing my lifestyle enabled me to drive this change successfully at work and to become a better leader. It reduced my stress, anxiety and worries and helped me wake up fully energized. It also gave me a calmer and clearer state of for decision-making and problem solving and improved my concentration power.Finally, it also increased my ability for authenticity, empathy and compassion and improved the way I relate to my colleagues and subordinates."

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Pedro Uria-Recio
Head of AI & Digital Innovation - Axiata

"As many executives, one of my biggest challenge is to keep clarity, focus and strength in order to make best possible business decisions. Decisions more and more difficult to make in dynamic, volatile and overwhelming environments. No need to add that work-life balance is a crucial topic in our over demanding world. I was looking for an holistic program to support me in balancing everything and re-developing the feeling of control and mastery in my lifeStephane, is using running as a mean to bring the puzzle pieces together. Always backed-up with scientific researches, Stephane is guiding us in a very interesting journey where we learn how works our body. I better understand myself and discovered the limitless capabilities of my machinery. And it works !Results are really amazing (and for me very fast): Better focus and clarity during the day and much better quality time with my Family.I highly recommend the Tao program for everyone that has to manage very demanding environment, who has the impression to pay a too high sacrifice in order to succeed, or simply who wants to feel much better in his body."

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Frederic Quaranta
Senior Executive - Vice President - Continental

"With 96 kg on the scale, a high cholesterol level and an overall dissatisfaction with myself, I needed to get myself in shape again.Despite a very active schedule and many trips abroad, Stephane convinced me that he could help me to reduce weight and increase my overall health and wellbeing. So, I decided to give a go to his program.After 5 weeks, my weight had already dropped by more than 5 kgs. After 4-5 months, I was at 85.5 kg. A reduction of more than 10 kgs ! For somebody of my age and height, I am not in the obese category anymore. I do have regular health check ups and monitoring blood and cholesterol levels. My Doctor congratulated me on the excellent LDL/HDL ratio that now is more than normal without any medication.Those improvements make me feel a lot better mentally and give me significantly more energy on a daily basis.Following Stephane's program has really made me healthier physically, mentally and emotionally. Thanks a lot Stephane ! "

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Jean-Claude Steinmetz
Director at Hastings

"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
Regional Chief of Communication, Latin America - UNICEF

“I started this program to mainly improve my running techniques so I wouldn’t have soreness every time I run and to loose weight.This program has brought all of that but much more. The way Stephane shows how this is only part of the equation, how he links mindfulness, nutrition and sleep to the whole experience is very compelling.I consider myself as a more rational left-brain person so combining the theory with the exercises really drove it home for me that the real benefit is in the right balance. I got the results I wanted, expanded into meditation, eat different and I see results are continuing to improve after the program. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a change that can last.”

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Sven Ruytinx
Senior Partner - Accenture

“I spend over 60% of my time travelling in the APAC region. Although I enjoy my hectic life and work, I felt the need of managing better my lifestyle, especially my health and mind to create a postive 'virtuous circle' and go out of the vicious one !To do so, you need guidance and support : I decided to take part in the Tao program. The holistic approach promoted by Stephane is very concrete: Running and exercise, mindfullness, nutrition and sleep principles and other techniques taught by Stephane are easy to understand and the interactions between each of them are powerful which make them easier to apply in your daily life.It really works ! I was for example very reluctant to running (I hated it!). And now, I feel the need of going out and run, few times a week. Also, today I feel much more relaxed , I have a clearer mind, I’m more creative and I have a better approach to problems at work. My energy level is great and I have more smiles on my face ;-).”

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Pol Abiven
Director, Asia-Pacific - Phosphea

“As a professional executive coach, this program had been really useful to bring additional ways to handle stress.Getting back to resourcefulness thanks to mindfulness and mindful running, ensuring a proper 'me-time' to brainstorm more creative ways to deal with a complex situation and providing a discipline to self-care.In my profession where so much relies on how grounded I am, self-care and well-being are essential, yet one needs to also find how to fit it in a busy schedule.The program contributed to help me install these special recharging times in a rythm that suits my professional activity. Thank you for your coaching Stephane !”

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Marianne Dupuis
Executive Coach

"I was under super high work pressure, my sleep was badly affected and I was consistently feeling low in energy and had difficulties concentrating.I have always had some sports activity in my life, in my younger days, I used to play handball and do cycling at a good level and I had run a few half-marathons in the past with a very honourable performance.But this program has not only changed my approach to running and sport in general but also my approach to my overall lifestyle. I have changed how I use my mind, how and what I eat, how I breathe during and outside my exercise. Today, I feel more relaxed and balanced. I have lost weight. My energy is higher and more stable and I’m more aware of my emotions.I highly recommend Stephane's program to anyone who needs to find lifestyle solutions for a high-powered career life!"

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Jean-Philippe Garraux
Referent Real Estate Group - Leader United Guidance Development Real Estate - Decathlon International

Tao of Weight Loss

"With 96 kg on the scale, a high cholesterol level and an overall dissatisfaction with myself, I needed to get myself in shape again.Despite a very active schedule and many trips abroad, Stephane convinced me that he could help me to reduce weight and increase my overall health and wellbeing. So, I decided to give a go to his program.After 5 weeks, my weight had already dropped by more than 5 kgs. After 4-5 months, I was at 85.5 kg. A reduction of more than 10 kgs ! For somebody of my age and height, I am not in the obese category anymore. I do have regular health check ups and monitoring blood and cholesterol levels. My Doctor congratulated me on the excellent LDL/HDL ratio that now is more than normal without any medication.Those improvements make me feel a lot better mentally and give me significantly more energy on a daily basis.Following Stephane's program has really made me healthier physically, mentally and emotionally. Thanks a lot Stephane ! "

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Jean-Claude Steinmetz
Director at Hastings

" The Tao program was literally an eye-opener for me in terms of health, stress management and nutrition. My main objectives by joining the program were to lose weight, increase my energy level and improve my clarity of mind. I have learned various practical tools during the program.At the end of the 10 weeks, I had lost about 5 kg, I was calmer, able to sleep better and more focused in my daily life. 7 months down the road, I have sustained the practices and I have lost 7 more kg and I continue seeing benefits in the others areas of my life.This program is splendid! I recommend it to everyone interested to improve health and overall life."

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