As a child Mark can remember intuitively performing Asanas and pranayama exercises until others discouraged him away from such “strange” behaviors. Like many others he was taught to sit at a desk in school and conform to society and organized religion, which in turn left him with mild angst and apathy as a teenager. Fast forward to 2010, a 24 year old Mark driven by a subtle longing for something deeper from life, shook off that old seat for a new one and formally took his first yoga class… it was love at first breath. Like many others before, yoga brought forth within him a deep and peaceful bond with his body and helped him cultivate a healthier and kinder relationship with himself, others and the Universe. To Mark, it felt more like a coming home than a new experience. In fact Mark credits his yoga practice with resetting his entire outlook on life, thus leading him to teach.
At the time of this writing, Mark is a recent Los Angeles transplant coming in from Ohio with his wife Charlotte, where he taught for Modo Cincinnati for the past 5 years. Mark owes his passion and understanding of yoga to a deep and multi-layered connection that he shares with his own practice and loves that he can be a part of extending that connection through teaching others. Mark believes that yoga is not just something you do on your mat but the coalescence of every thought, feeling and interaction in every moment.
Mark’s classes are a balance of discipline, attention to detail and light heartedness. Since training with Modo/Moksha international in 2011, Mark has gone on to study with some of the greatest living teachers of our time as he believes that the quest for continued self understanding and growth is the foundation of the yoga practice.