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About the creator of the Runner’s Yoga Program:

Van Clayton Powel

Van is the creator of the Runners Yoga Program
the founder of Mind Body Fitness, Inc.,
and the author of the highly acclaimed book
You Are NOT What You Eat

Based in Whistler, Canada, Van has been teaching advanced health and fitness techniques to clients like the Canadian National Snowboard Team, Olympic athletes and coaches, and major corporations like VISA and Intrawest since 1996.

His background reflects his unique approach to all things fitness. He is a former Registered Psychiatric Nurse who graduated as top student in his class, served as valedictorian and had a research article published before going on to specialize in addictions treatment and emergency psychiatric assessments.

But he also spent years in Asia studying Yoga, Martial Arts, and Traditional Medicine, including intensive studies with several of the world’s top Ayurvedic physicians in India. And it is this powerful combination of clinical experience with Western Medicine and Eastern Therapies that he has blended into a unique and above all, practical approach to total wellness.

Known for his light-hearted, realistic teaching style, Van started studying yoga over 30 years ago in Japan, and has been teaching it since 1995. He has studied with some of the world’s finest instructors, designed his own forms, and taught thousands of students. (He brought the first Ashtanga yoga workshops to western Canada, completed his teacher’s training with David Swenson, and also studied with Beryl Bender Birch, Nancy Gilgoff, Norman Allen, Dr. Peter Bennett, and Dr. John Douillard.)

An avid runner from a young age, he says, “I’ve always loved running but after numerous knee operations and injuries I had to adapt, or quit. The Runner’s Yoga Program is the only reason I’m able to run today. It has been amazing for both rehab and injury prevention, and I use every single part of it myself.”

Van and his wife Roxanne have been together for over 40 years and spend most of their time on the west coast of Canada.