What do Runners (and others who use running in their training) say about The Runner's Yoga Program?
(Click here for a special testimonial letter.)
"The Runner’s Yoga Program is a great complement to any training program."
Lynn Kanuka, Olympic Bronze Medal 3,000 Meters, SportMedBC Program Coordinator
I’VE TRIED VIDEOS BEFORE
"I really like having the audio recording. I’ve tried videos before and find I get twisted up like a pretzel. This is much better. I’m using the Core Breathing when I run, too, and it keeps me very relaxed."
Meghan O, Vancouver
"I find it really easy to follow the audio recording. It’s a great way for runners to stretch tight muscles and work on proprioceptor and core stability."
Val Burke, Exercise Physiologist and Endurance Training Specialist
"It's perfect! As the mother of a one-year old, thirty minutes is often all the time I can get."
Jennifer H. (U.S.)
"A perfect combination of dynamic stretching, strengthening and movement control … a culmination of proven tools to achieve balance both physically and mentally."
A. McLean, MSc., Physiotherapist, Owner Peak Performance
"I was surprised at how much you can cover in a half hour."
ULTRA-MARATHON RECORD HOLDER
"I have resisted doing yoga for many years because I thought I didn’t have time to do a daily routine of running, crunches, push-ups AND Yoga. But Van has put together an incredibly efficient and quick routine that is very easy to follow and works on almost every aspect of fitness - strength, agility, balance, coordination, flexibility. I would recommend it to all runners to round out your fitness program and help prevent injuries."
Kevin Titus, Ultra Marathon Record Holder
THE BEAT IS A WONDERFUL WAY…
"Now that I've been doing it for a couple weeks and know the routine better, I'm finding the beat is a wonderful way to get into the breathing and flow. Very nice."
"It sure did help my running. Holy cow!"
Richard T, Canada
MADE IT EASY TO CONTINUE
"Thank you! I really like how easy you made it easy
with the planner to continue on with Runner’s Yoga."
KINESIOLOGIST & MARATHONER
"The Runner’s Yoga Program has dramatically changed the way I run. I can't recommend it highly enough. I went for a 27 km run early on Sunday morning and I used the Core Breathing. Took me a little bit of time at the beginning to get into the rhythm, but after that I was surprised at how calm I felt throughout the run."
D Suzuki, Registered Kinesiologist and Marathoner
GETS BETTER AND BETTER
"It gets better and better. Even after a few sessions I started to feel it already. As I do it more I can make it more intense."
PERFECT AMOUNT OF TIME
"I use the audio recording a lot. It’s the perfect amount of time and works all the spots that need it."
D. Den Duyf
LIKE A MEDITATION
"It is like my meditation…takes my mind off anything I am thinking of. Honestly, it has been my savior…"
ALL THE THINGS THAT HURT
"It stretches all the things that hurt. It’s perfect."
6th DEGREE BLACK BELT MARTIAL ARTIST
"Using the Runner's Yoga Program 3-4 days a week is keeping me injury free. And it’s keeping all the aches and pains of my old injuries away. That’s a BIG deal to me as a martial artist."
N Tropp, 6th Degree Black Belt (TaeKwon Do, HwaRang Do), Masters Public Health, E.R Physician Assistant
BACK DOING YOGA AGAIN
"Hey Van, just wanted to let you know that I have finally made time to go through all the movie files and they are awesome! I feel like I am back in class with you! These have reminded me of just how thorough you are as a teacher. I can't wait to be confidently doing my 30 minute sequence (I am definitely a bit rusty!! and out of shape right now) not for long though... all the best..."
Sue Carmody, SusanCarmodyPhotography.com
POSTURE AND AWARENESS
"Great program! I got so much out of it and think that you have a very unique and wonderful way of teaching. I’ve noticed a big difference in my posture and my awareness of how I hold myself. Thank you!"
Narelle D, Marketing Manager (Australia)
EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS
"Was looking for a practical, efficient routine, short enough to be doable - totally met and exceeded my expectations."
NATIONAL TEAM SNOWBOARDER
"I really like the Runner’s Yoga routine. It improved my balance a lot and that gave me so much more confidence in my riding. I use the Core Breathing technique too and it’s really good to keep my focus and awareness. Even for my speed and power I like this yoga."
Akane Saito, former member Japan National Snowboard Team
"The half hour flies by."
"I’ve noticed a big improvement in my shoulder injury and abdominal strength."
Adam Hill, Mountain Bike, Paragliding and Trekking Guide, Nepal
WORLD CUP DOWNHILL SKIER
"I'm using the breathing technique you taught me in the start gate. It's great."
Britt Janyk, Canadian National Ski Team
"I find it a fantastic way to keep in shape while away on trips."
L. Zatloukal, Marketing Executive, U.K.
MOUNTAIN BIKE CHAMPION
"The Runner’s Yoga Program has been great for my mountain bike riding. I’ve found it has improved my balance, my awareness and my overall strength, especially my upper body strength, which is so important to riding. And of course it has been fantastic for keeping me flexible. I love my Runner's Yoga - it's fun, fast and efficient. A perfect fit for my hectic life style."
U. Scherer, Former BC Mountain Bike Champion & “Test of Metal” Winner
"After participating in a wide variety of yoga classes, I have to let you know that your teaching style is the best I've experienced. My 3-year practice with you improved my balance, flexibility, overall health, and eliminated a couple chronic conditions I had. Even now, seven years later, what I gained by following your teaching has stuck with me."
Troy Assaly, I.T. Business Owner
"Excellently organized and researched. Anyone who is serious about overall health and fitness should try this program."
"Excellent, dynamic teacher."
INSPIRING AND SAFE
"Van’s approach to yoga is not only inspiring but more importantly it is safe and without ego. He promotes yoga for the individual, always ensuring that each student is at a place that is right for them. Whether you’re young or old, an athlete or an academic, I would highly recommend any of Van's programs. You will walk away empowered and inspired with a new outlook on the world of yoga and what it can bring you."
Nicole Thomas, Business Owner
PRO SNOWBOARD TRAINER
"Wanted to let you know that as a Professional Snowboard Trainer I'm always looking for the best ways to train myself and my riders. I've taken yoga classes before but NO yoga class or other fitness plan has been as effective and helpful as the Runner's Yoga Program. The fact that the Yoga is only 30 minutes and does everything I need (and more!) is perfect. I feel great after doing it and have noticed a huge increase in my flexibility and peace of mind. Thanks!"
Matt Belair SnowboardAcademy.com
"In his Runner’s Yoga, Van has succeeded in creating an effective and balanced workout that should improve athletic performance and help reduce the risk of injury. Using the principles and postures of yoga, this 30-minute regimen blends strengthening and stretching exercises with balance and breath control that enhances and enriches the body, mind and spirit."
J Rogers, Physiotherapist