Yoga Medicine® Therapeutic Specialist
Hatha, Yin, Stretch, Balance and Yoga Therapy
Mark’s passion for health is inspired by the body’s ability to both heal and transform itself to have a better quality of life. He is able to weave his years of experience as a remedial therapist and yoga instructor into his classes to ignite in students a feeling of satisfaction and achievement whether they are an experienced yogi or a beginner new to yoga. He is equally passionate about helping students achieve greater flexibility with stretching. A growing area of specialisation is working with 60+ to improve function with better balance and flexibility.
You will find Mark easily approachable, attentive and caring as he creates an environment both on and off the mat whereby learning about yourself is the ultimate goal.
Mark loves to bring mindfulness to your practice to allow the effects of yoga to flow from the physical to the mind and then to your health. His classes are easy to follow, safe and enjoyable for any level.
Mark’s Journey into Yoga
Encouraged by his partner Lynne, Mark attended his first yoga class over 25 years ago. A typical footballer, unable to reach down to touch his toes and 20 kg heavier than he is today, it was a struggle.
Since then he has gained diplomas in natural therapies; worked as a remedial therapist for 24 years; been co principal of a natural therapy school; taught anatomy and physiology; and studied pilates, and sports training and development.
In 2013 Mark completed his yoga teacher training with Inspya, a yoga alliance certified school. In 2021 he completed his 500 hour training with yoga alliance certified Yoga Medicine and qualified as a Yoga Medicine® Therapeutic Specialist. He combines his skills as a remedial therapist with yoga teaching to specialise as a yoga therapist to heal and transform others.