Our Fast-Paced Lifestyle Has Negative Impact For Our Well-Being

You are really busy, overwhelmed by responsibilities & “unending to do lists” making you work long/unpredictable hours

  • Do you experience lack of energy or unstable energy?

  • Do you feel a need to create some “space” for yourself to rejuvenate body & mind?

  • Do you want to learn how to run the best way to lose weight in a healthy way while having fun in the process?

  • Do you need an activity that you can do anytime, anywhere ?

  • Do you have a “continuous chatter” in your head that generates stress, worries, anxiety?

  • Do you often feel moody, disharmonious or depressed?

You are new to running (or have never run in your life) ...

  • Do you perceive running as something painful, tiring, not really for you ?

  • Do you want to learn how to run to experience more “freedom”, playfulness & joy in your life? (The “Flow”)

You have some questions on how you are living your life

  • Do you feel you are not living your life but the one others have designed for you?

  • Do you “have everything to be happy” but feel “empty” deep inside you?

  • Do you want to learn how to practice running as an art to (re)connect with your inner life, improve your intuition & imagination?

What Is This 10 Week Program About & What Makes It Unique?

Tao of Running 10 Week Transformation Program  is not a training to become a better runner or to learn how to practice mindfulness. IT IS BOTH OF THAT AND MORE THAN THAT!

It is a holistic Life Transforming Program to become healthier (while losing weight in the process…), more energized, more creative, joyful, in peace & harmony with yourself & the world around you!!!

Tao of Running offers a unique integrated approach combining : 

  • Running techniques to run in a more “natural way” (see Born To Run )

  • Breathing & mind training techniques (e.g. Mindfulness of breathing, mindfulness of body, NLP techniques) to improve your mental & emotional well-being (see Our Brain Is Plastic

  • Nutritional advice to support the journey

  • Change management tools & techniques to initiate the creation of  habits (to become a real “Practice”)

This 10 Week Unique Approach is particularly designed for people with stressful lifestyles, with or without previous running experience, who want to be physically fit, mentally sharp & focused, more connected with themselves & find joy in the process but… they don’t have enough time to commit to multiple activities. (See Philosophy for the guiding principle of the ToR approach) 

Expected Benefits

  • Built positive feelings & emotions about running:

    – Increase joy, peace & harmony 
    – Remove fears and beliefs of suffering often associated with running

  • Weight loss

  • Increased running efficiency/productivity

  • Increased focus & concentration at work

  • Improved creativity

  • Increased “sense of freedom”

  • Boosted and stabilized energy level

  • Increased fitness level

  • Reduced stress, anxiety, worries

  • Increased positive mood

  • Reduced opportunities of injuries 

  • Improved cardiovascular & immune system

  • and maybe… register and Prepare a [half-full] marathon or another long distance event after the program (see numerous stories in Praise section)

What You Will Get for Your Investment?

This Program includes…

  • 7 training & coaching group sessions of 2 to 2.5 hours (mix of theory and “on the run” coaching) typically scheduled on Saturdays 

  •  Access to reading material, videos, apps for additional facts & details about the science behind the program 

  • Set of 10 laminated Coaching Cards distributed at the end of each session to support the coaching process

  • 10 Week Program Logbook to guide personal training sessions in between the modules (typically 3 sessions/week) and record personal experience

  • 1 video montage for running form analysis to provide a feedback on improvement opportunities

  • Access to the Weekly Run (organized different days – in morning/evening time):   45 minutes to one hour fun group run for all old and new participants (locations are in different green areas of Kuala Lumpur (e.g. Lake Garden, TTDI park, Titiwangsa park,…)  

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10 Week Group Program Estimated Value:

RM 2,200

  • 7 x group training & coaching sessions (MYR 1,400)

  • 7 x modules training material in PDF Format (MYR 350)

  • Set of 10 laminated Coaching Cards (MYR 100)

  • 10 Week Program Coaching Logbook (MYR 100)

  • 1 video for Running Form Analysis (MYR 250)

  • Weekly Group Run (Complimentary)

10 Week Group Program Cost:

RM 1,200

This represents a saving of MYR 1,000

Note: You can also chose an option of 3 instalments of RM450, paid at the enrollment and at the beginning of  the 2 following months, total of RM1350

 

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Note: This 10 Week Transformation Program:

  • Can be open for a group in a chosen location during week days

  • Is available on a private (customized) version (See One On One Coaching Program)

  • Can be conducted remote by video calling (see One On One Coaching Program

  • Can be conducted in French (all the modules are translated)

                                                   PRICE LIST AVAILABLE ON DEMAND!

Next 10 Week Group Program Starts On June 3rd! 

Training’s location : Damansara Heights Community Center, 3 Jalan Setia Budi, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur 

Days of  training : Saturdays morning (open FAQ sheet for details) 

 

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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!”
 

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 !”

Amy Tyers

“The ToR course for me did not only transformed 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.”

Approach & Content Of This Program

ToR Transformation Program Has A Duration Of 10 Weeks To Allow The Practitioners To Build Incremental Knowledge To Pursue The Journey On Their Own By The End Of The Program.

1. Body Training

  • Running techniques to run in a “natural way” & collect numerous  underlying benefits (e.g. reduce injuries, improve flow of energy, improve running efficiency & productivity).

3. Mind & Body Connection

  • How to practice running to balance your mind.  It enables different experiences for your body & mind system (e.g. be in the zone/”flow”, increase creativity, improve intuition).

2. Mind Training

  • How to increase attention & be aware of the present moment & body sensations while running. Underlying benefits are better focus/concentration, less stress & anxiety, better sleeping, more joy in the process.

4. Supporting Habits

  • Provides some nutritional advice & help creating healthy supporting habits to  reinforce the transformation journey.

5. Mastering The Journey 

  • How to sustain the continuous improvement practice (“Kaizen” in Japanese) to ultimately reach mastery level with all the underlying benefits for well-being.

Jerome Desmarest

“The Tao of Running 10 Week Transformation program has exceeded my expectations.
I am an experienced runner and I was thinking that this program would bring me some additional information and would enable me to refine my vision of running. But, within a few weeks, it has completely changed my perception of running from posture & movements, to the way to breathe, the way to feel my body and the way to run in the appropriate heart rate zones.
Also, I was not expecting anything on mindfulness as I did not know about it. It was like the “icing on the cake !”. I’m practicing it and I can see already some benefits in the way I manage better my stress.
On the top of this, the learning is not only applicable for running. I can apply a lot of it in other areas of my day to day life to feel better in my body and my mind. I highly recommend this program!
Note: Jerome has ran a few half-marathons prior to joining the program “

Tracy Jong

“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.
The 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’

Loic Martineau

“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.”

Denis Manigart

“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 mindI can now go for long runs lasting 2-3 hours and finish refreshed and energized.
Simply amazing!”

Karine Meerschman

“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?”

Michael Benamar

“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.”

Thierry Guillem

 “As a beginner in running activities, 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.”
Note: Thierry has ran his first 1/2 marathon in Bali this year (2016) in a bit more than 2 hours while totally enjoying the experience and feeling great during and after the race. He has lost more than 25 kgs in 2 years and he is now envisioning to run Paris marathon in 2017 !