Born in London, Mark is a registered E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance Teacher. He has been teaching yoga since 1995 and is recognised as one of the first Ashtanga yoga teachers to settle and teach regular classes in the UK, having studied directly with Ashtanga yoga founder Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. In addition to his initial training, Mark has also studied asana, pranayama and meditation with some of the worlds most renowned gurus and teachers such as Clive Sheridan, Narayani Rabinovitch, Derek Ireland & Godfrey Devereux to name but a few.
Through his studies, practice and teaching of Ashtanga, he has evolved and in many respects softened in order to allow his students to experience the true essence of the practice, which for Mark is ‘meditation in movement’. From 1996-2008, Mark spent 12 years as senior teacher at the prestigious Life Centre in west London. He was also a mentor on the first few Life Centre teacher training courses in 2003. He now teaches retreats, workshops and teacher training courses in worldwide destinations including UK, Spain, Thailand & India.
“I have a strong passion for Ashtanga as a hatha yoga practice and a path of meditation. I am also exploring other techniques to reach those higher states of consciousness associated with spiritual practice”.
Mark is the author of the book ‘Yoga for Beginners’ (1997), one of the early yoga books written offering an introduction to Ashtanga yoga.