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The Connected Runner

The Connected Runner

For runners who desire more strength, ease and speed so they can go further and faster for decades to come (without constant injury)

The Connected Runner

The Connected Runner

For runners who desire more strength, ease and speed so they can go further and faster for decades to come (without constant injury)

Paul

Finding it hard to just go for a gentle run now as all these little technique tips and checklists start firing and before I know it I'm in full flow again! Thanks for helping me rediscover the joy of running.

The ONLY integrated natural running and yoga approach...
...that anyone can do without needing to be super flexible or strong

...in as little as 10 minutes a day
...so you can smash your personal best
...even if you’re slow, stiff or struggling right now!

Helen in mid yoga flow
Usually $747
Today only $147!

The truth is: you can't become a better runner by just running more – until you focus on the root cause of your problems: posture, strength, mobility and flexibility.

  • You have the goals and the motivation – but maybe you keep getting set back by one injury after the next.

  • You put in the mileage and the hard work – only to stay at the same speed and struggle levels.

  • You even do the occasional stretch and conditioning session – which seems to have no impact on your running at all!

  • You want to enjoy running, for the social, fitness and outdoor time – but maybe you’re always at the back and feel slower than all your friends, which feels so frustrating!

Injured runner holding her leg

Trying to run further and faster, without good technique is HARD.

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I'LL LET YOU IN ON A SECRET: running CAN be easier!

Over 50% of runners get injured every year because they aren’t focusing on the one thing that could make all the difference.

Because no matter how hard you train, you can't make progress with constant setbacks or struggle.

And that, my friend, is a waste of your potential – and quite frankly unfair that you’re missing out!

You deserve the key to solving the cause of your running issues once and for all.

You might have seen me in...

Trail Running Magazine
Om Yoga Magazine
VivoBarefoot Online
Woman's Running Magazine
Runner's World

We could lay blame on all the coaches and training plans that dole out increasing distances and speed reps, whilst ignoring your technique and your body… but in most cases, they are doing their part, that they are trained for, very well. This is not the problem.

The problem is that most adults, in the modern world, have 'forgotten' the intrinsic natural ease of running – because of the lifestyles we live...

  • Our posture suffers from the both ease and demands of modern life.

  • Consequently our running form suffers (often without us knowing).

  • Leading to injury, niggles and complaints; or slow, slog and struggle.

Knowing this, would YOU just continue to run more and more without addressing your body's postural needs of ideal strength, mobility and flexibility?

Woman driving a car
Injured woman runner
Woman driving
Injured runner holding her leg
A happy woman running

You see, running is NOT supposed to hurt.
We ARE all 'born to run'.

It CAN feel natural, easeful and… dare I say it: fun!

This is where I come in.

I’m here because I believe that RUNNING should be ENJOYED, not ENDURED.

When we approach running as the natural movement it is, and adapt our technique, training and cross-training to optimise our core and functional movements, it takes less effort and makes progress inevitable.

Helen running on a beach in the early morning

If we haven’t met yet, I’m Helen

Senior Yoga Teacher, Natural Running and Movement Coach and I help active people like you to stay that way, by elevating your strength, mobility and flexibility – so you can continue to do (and get better at!) all the sports and activities you love... for decades to come!

I’ve been teaching yoga and functional movement for almost 15 years and I see runners make the same mistakes again and again – with things that are so easily avoidable – which is why I’m so passionate about teaching my Connected Yoga and Running Methods, now uniquely presented in The Connected Runner!

Helen Clare in a pre run stretch
Helen Clare running along a beach in the early morning

Over 10 years ago, I had a lightbulb moment when I made the connection between the ideal posture and functional movements I was doing in yoga, with the way that I was running.

From that point on, everything changed for me and I developed the methods that have helped me and 1000s of my students run pain-free and make the progress we desire.

I went from repeated injury, niggle and complaint – to easier running that allowed me to go further, move faster, achieve more – all whilst actually enjoying it!

Helen running along the coastal path

Now, I can confidently say that there is a simple, proven, repeatable roadmap for runners to follow to achieve their dreams and goals.

How can I be so sure? Because I’ve already witnessed it work for 100s of my students, from all over the world...

And I want this for you too 🫵
Paul – Run Like Tigger!
Cathryn – Goodbye to Niggles!

All without hours in the gym or a gruelling time commitment, whatever your age, fitness and scale of struggle and stiffness right now!

Like Jo

Who at 56, was newly returned to running and brand new to yoga!

Incredible. I started running 2 weeks before I found this course and was finding it really hard work. Then I found Helen!! I have gained significantly more core strength and my body shape and tone has dramatically improved. This has enabled me to learn to love running again with no injury. After staggering through a mile and a half before the course, I am now enjoying running 4 miles alternate days. Amazing and so motivating. I am also weirdly calmer and more positive. Spooky for the family!

Like Vicky

Who had always struggled with running started going further than ever

I did my longest run EVER today Helen! I’m so happy to be running and feeling so strong. Yoga is something that’s everyday in my life, I love the strengthening and then the recovery with the yin. I’ve learned, from you, how to look after my body in a way I never knew before. Thank you for all you share with the world ❤ xxx

I’m not interested in selling you quick-fixes

- a sports-massage and new shoes are often beneficial (and definitely nice-to-have) but don't make lasting impact (sorry to break that to you!)

I care about providing you with the knowledge and resources that will have you running and moving through life, with more strength, ease and dynamism, avoiding pain, for decades to come.

Because when you treat the root cause of your running issues, and know how to maintain them, you can spend less time and money on everything else to achieve your running goals.

What if you could...?
  • Start running with more strength and stability – and protect your joints from injury, whilst creating more power, speed and drive.

  • Optimise your mobility and flexibility to get unstuck from years of tension – improving your posture and run form, to move with efficiency and grace.

  • Become more dynamic in your movements by enhancing your balance, coordination and agility - helping avoid nasty falls and preventable injuries.

  • Learn to run with a more natural, easeful technique - helping you to run further and faster, with less pain, struggle and effort.

  • Enjoy running and yoga for the pure joy of moving your body naturally - and start to love the journey more than the end results.

Introducing

The Connected Runner

The Connected Runner

A unique online yoga and running experience, for every-day runners and athletes ready to transform their running from slow, slog or struggle – to strong, dynamic, light-on-your-feet ease – within 90 days.

In this self-paced, online programme you'll follow the proven step-by-step yoga class plan, alongside the game-changing running technique roadmap, that leads to a feeling of ease, speed and floating as you run!

Helen running along a beach barefoot
Helen Clare leading the Connected Experience yoga sessions
Helen Clare running
Helen Clare running

You will be the envy of all your running buddies as you quickly start smashing your goals!

The problem with many ‘yoga for runners’ classes, is that they are stand-alone sessions, and often only focus on stretching, ignoring the need for strength and resilience – besides run form.

In The Connected Runner, you’ll be guided through the 4 Phase Connected Method to optimise your running body in all areas, that seamlessly integrate with natural running technique, to have you running with greater ease and speed than ever before.

Here’s what’s included in this one-of-a-kind 12 week programme:

The Core Connect Curriculum - a specifically designed, progressive curriculum of yoga inspired movement classes, guiding you through the 4 Phases. All classes are just 10-30 minutes long, to fit around your lifestyle. Get immediate access to all classes to go at your own pace, or follow along with my 12 week guidance:

Helen leading Phase 1: Stabilise of The Connected Runner Experience

Phase 1: Stabilise

(Get deep strength and stability for resilient running)

In weeks 1-4 you'll strengthen the often overlooked, deep, stabilising muscles to protect your precious joints and become more injury resilient, before building strength in the larger, power-driving, mover-muscles.

Helen leading Phase 2: Mobilise of The Connected Runner Experience

Phase 2: Mobilise

(Free up your movements for a fluid, free running feeling)

In weeks 5-8, you’ll build upon the stability and strength developed in Phase 1, by increasing mobility to free up movement of the joints, develop healthy flexibility in a balanced way to release tension and allow for greater ease of movement.

Helen leading Phase 3: Dynamise of The Connected Runner Experience

Phase 3: Dynamise

(Unlock the key to strength + speed with elastic ease)

In weeks 9-12, we become even more dynamic in our movements, increasing balance, coordination, agility and greater elasticity to become dynamic, graceful and fluid in our movements and in our running.

Helen leading Phase 4: Recover of The Connected Runner Experience

Phase 4: Recover

(How to recover quicker and feel tip-top and fresh each time)

Interspersed throughout with a different class dropping each week, these are passive stretching, restorative exercises, guided relaxations and myofascial release techniques, designed to fast-track muscle rejuvenation and nervous system regulation – essentially to reduce aches and have you feeling tip-top, every day!

The intentional design of the content plus the progressive weekly classes make this yoga curriculum different from doing classes in a more random way.

Very quickly you will start to see and feel your progress in so many ways!

Jo

A fantastic and transformative programme. The course was well structured with new content released each week to work through. This allowed me to gradually gain strength, learn a wide range of yoga routines and learn to safely run again after a 20 year gap. Wow!

Woman using The Connected Runner at home

Transform your running in as little as 10 minutes a day!

What is my time commitment going to need to be?

Every 2 weeks a new 10, 20 and 30 minute class is unlocked for you. When and how many times you do these classes are entirely down to you, but I'd suggest doing the 10 and 20 minute class the first week, and then repeating one of these, and the 30 minute class in week two.

The focus is more on quality over quantity. I don’t want to overwhelm you with a new class each day! So if you can only make time for a 10 min here, and a 20 min there — great, you will make progress each week. If you have the time to repeat those classes, fantastic, you will gain more from the repetition.

I'd also love you to the 20 min recovery session in your week too. This is great 'me time' as it's super relaxed and restorative. So the total week commitment is less than 1 hour - not bad for transforming your running life!

The Connected Running Roadmap

(Your step-by-step route to natural, efficient, easier running)

– with our new and improving strength, mobility and posture we need to retrain our running body, our habitual movement patterns. This is a 7-step roadmap of technique tutorials that become like your in-flight checklist, or running mantra.

Receive new 5-10 minute tutorials each week that actually integrate with your weekly movement practice. Start implementing these new techniques into your running straight away, for immediate effect!

Paul

Finding it hard to just go for a gentle run now as all these little technique tips and checklists start firing and before I know it I'm in full flow again! Thanks for helping me rediscover the joy of running.

Throughout the 12 weeks and beyond, you’ll also be in our exclusive Connected community, in-house on the connected.yoga platform, where all course videos are, to share every single win, each and every question and celebrate and connect with a like-minded community.

Charlaine

The programme provided me with the structure and consistency I need – yet with the room and support to go at my own pace. The quality of the videos, the clarity of your instructions are excellent. Your quick responses when dropping questions in the group. The length is perfect: not too short nor too long, even if you are taking it slower or repeating content from a previous week you don't feel like you are left out from the community experience as you're still not so far away from others! I appreciated your presence in the group exchanges, rather than being a moderator!

Imagine...

Going further and faster becoming a natural bi-product of your new-found feeling of flowing over the terrain with dynamic strength, ease and grace – of actually enjoying running for the natural movement it is, rather than doing it purely for an end result!

With the only integrated approach to yoga and natural running technique, that you can practise within your current runs, plus as little as 10-30 minutes a few times per week, to have you running for decades to come – even if you’re tight on time and in your body right now!

The value here is huge – when you can achieve your dreams of running with the inherent, natural ease of a child… of no longer being Slow Sally as the back… of no longer being plagued with one injury after the next… but of running with freedom, ease of movement, conquering those goals – for years to come.

Woman at home on her yoga mat
Happy woman running
So, question: how much do you spend on your running fitness each year?
Here’s an idea of what the average runner spends:
Massage
$700 +
Physio
$400 +
Shoes
$300 +
Watches
$100 +
Clothes
$200 +
Events
$500 +

The list goes on... $2200 +

And, aside from event memories, none of these things last.
But...

You can get on-going online access to The Connected Runner programs, for less than 10% of this – and make an impact that can last for years.

What you get when you join The Connected Runner:

  • Instant and forever online access to the Core Connect Curriculum – 6 Stages of progressively challenging yoga-inspired movement classes, designed to improve your strength, mobility and flexibility from the core out – to relieve pain and improve posture, to move with more ease and freedom for life. Move through at your own pace!

    Feel your core, glutes and upper body in particular become stronger as you progress through the Stages:

  • 6 x 30 minute Strength & Mobility Sequences

  • 6 x 20 minute Yoga Conditioning Classes

  • 6 x 10 minute Core Floor Flows

  • 3 x 20 minute Release & Recover Yin

Value $1997
  • Instant and forever online access to The Connected Running Roadmap – tutorials in 7 Steps of video collections – your step-by-step, easy to implement, new running habits to fast track your results of running injury free, getting faster and going further.

Value $297

Plus these bonuses!

  • 3 x 20 minute Ultimate Recovery Myofascial Release – short recovery classes that act like a sports massage! You won’t know how you lived without it!

  • 12 weeks of class guidance to keep you accountable, motivated and on track with your personal goals – weekly emails from me, taking you through step-by-step

  • Access to the exclusive Connected Community to share your wins and celebrate your progress – inside our Connected Yoga studio platform

Value $997
Total vale (not the price!) $3291!
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Usually $747
Today only $147!

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Vicky
First 3 mile run in 15 years!
Jane
Back to enjoying running again!

FAQs

  • Transform your running in as little as 10 minutes a day!

    Every 2 weeks a new 10, 20 and 30 minute class is unlocked for you. When and how many times you do these classes are entirely down to you, but I'd suggest doing the 10 and 20 minute class the first week, and then repeating one of these, and the 30 minute class in week two.

    The focus is more on quality over quantity. I don’t want to overwhelm you with a new class each day! So if you can only make time for a 10 min here, and a 20 min there — great, you will make progress each week. If you have the time to repeat those classes, fantastic, you will gain more from the repetition.

    I'd also love you to the 20 min recovery session in your week too. This is great 'me time' as it's super relaxed and restorative. So the total week commitment is less than 1 hour - not bad for transforming your running life!

  • I’m worried 4 weeks on each Phase won’t be long enough, as I’m still building up my strength/ running. Is it too soon to sign up to something like this? Or is there an option to spend longer on each phase?

    Firstly, you have forever access to the Yoga Curriculum and the Running Roadmap, which means you can absolutely go at your own pace and take your time as you listen to your own body. This is really important, I encourage this of everyone and I will be there to offer my advice and support in your progression.

    I do guide you through 4 weeks of each phase of Stabilise, Mobilise, Dynamise, but with each week’s class suggestions I remind you that you can repeat what you have already done, or just go slower.

    The coaching lasts for 12 weeks, but it makes no difference how fast or slow you move through the content. I give each person the individual attention they need each week to improve week on week. You will see so much progress in those 12 weeks, no matter your starting point!

  • I have an injury–should I join now or wait?

    Get a medical professional's opinion on whether you should do exercise to help your injury. Unless it’s a severe injury that needs rest above all else, in most cases you are going to benefit more from the right strength and mobility work – that, I can help you with.

  • I have collapsed arches / over/ under-pronation / weak ankles, and I need shoe-support – are you going to tell me to wear barefoot shoes?

    No, I’m not going to tell you that you need to wear barefoot shoes. I am going to help you build stronger, more resilient feet and ankles to run with greater efficiency. Then, we can talk about footwear, if you want to 😉

  • I’m so inflexible! How could I possibly do yoga?

    Now is the best time to start, my friend. We’ll go gradually and bit by bit you will increase your flexibility and notice a difference in the ease of your movements.

  • I’m only just starting to run. Should I wait until I get into it a bit more?

    I’m so excited for you to start running! That being said, I want you to get off to the best start possible and learn great running habits from the get go and start achieving your goals, with minimal set-backs!

  • How long will it take to get results?

    I am going to help you to see progress from Week 1 – and to celebrate every small win you make from there. Obviously it’s different for everyone and depends on the effort you put in, but it’s possible for real transformation to occur in 3 months – a short time for a life-time of joyful movement!

  • How do I get the right type of running footage for you to be able to review my gait?

    Great question — inside the programme I give you very clear but simple directions in getting the best footage, on your phone, from all sides that I will be able to effectively analyse for you on screen.

  • What is the cancellation and refund policy?

    As you get immediate access to all the classes, there is no refund option. I trust that this page has all the information you need to make an informed decision. If you still have questions, drop me a DM.

  • Can I join at a later date?

    Yes – but just to warn you, the price will be increasing, & why waste the next few months not achieving your running potential?

  • Do I need any equipment?

    A yoga mat is highly recommended! Otherwise all other equipment is optional and is discussed within the classes.

  • How long will I have access for?

    You have on-going access to the yoga curriculum of classes. You have 12 weeks of email accountability and guidance. You are welcome to remain inside the Community to share on-going wins and get support beyond these 12 weeks.

Cathryn

I love the yoga progression - I loved the more challenging sessions in particular and found them hugely beneficial but it was really great to pay attention to more basic moves and really concentrate on form too before getting to this level. I am much more aware of my posture and how my body is working and can feel parts of it functioning when they were not before!

There is no pressure to keep up week by week, as you have on-going access. Like Linda says:

Linda

I really enjoyed that the program was made up of different lengths of classes which meant that even on my early work shifts I could fit in a class before work even if it was just a 10 minute one. I also like that even though new levels were released on a weekly basis there was no pressure to keep up! I'm currently still working on level 4 and just taking my time and enjoying it so much. The content of all the classes I’ve tried so far has been excellent, every week the challenges increase which makes me realise that I’m making progress, this is a great feeling! You explain everything so well Helen, I'm a novice to yoga practice and only started at the end of 2019 with you. I’ve surprised myself with how much I’m enjoying it and now I like to practise yoga every day!