He was born into yoga – his mother and uncle were both yoga teachers. Mark’s goal is to take yoga back to it’s original purpose; to assist people toward their highest potential. This passion has seen him immerse himself in the practice and study of all things spiritual, and having been fortunate enough to be close to many great teachers, understood that the common thread of their teachings is to open the heart and live an authentic life.
Mark’s own learning and personal growth comes through life experience and from working in somatic psychotherapy, corrective exercise therapy, as a child life specialist for Operation Smile in developing countries and as a yoga teacher and trainer for over 20 years. This deep and extensive experience and knowledge has placed him in high demand as the yoga coach of elite sportspeople, training bodies and minds in preparation for the highest level of competition. Mark has worked behind the scenes with great teams to support the potential in inspiring athletes such as Ian Thorpe, Craig Stevens, Mick Fanning and Phil McDonald.
Mark’s knowledge and experience of both the technical and spiritual aspects of yoga has led him to the top of his chosen field, yoga teacher education. He is recognised as a “teacher of teachers” and the “real deal”, using his grounded, down-to-earth approach to take ancient knowledge to the everyday. He teaches from the heart and these teachings are life-changing. Mark takes yoga teachers to a totally new level in their understanding and application of yoga.