Read About This Teacher
We love Mark's sincerity, curiosity, and depth of presence. Mark has been studying yoga since 1997. He is a certified Ashtanga yoga teacher and has spent the last 12 years traveling regularly to India to practice with the late, legendary guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and his grandson, R. Sharath, of Mysore. He also trained as an apprentice, from 1999-2005, with Eileen Hall, Matthew Sweeney and Paul Frechtling at YogaMoves in Sydney.
Mark teaches Ashtanga yoga in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. He teaches traditional Mysore-style and led classes, as well as workshops, intensives and retreats within Australia and internationally. Mark's workshops and retreats are beneficial to all students, from all traditions, from beginner to advanced, and teachers alike. These intensives are for those looking to develop and enhance their yoga practice by learning the essential techniques of alignment, breath awareness, strength, flexibility and stability. These classes are for all wishing to learn the core concepts of yoga philosophy and how to apply the wisdom of yoga to daily life, on and off the mat.
Mark has studied extensively with some of Australia's best yoga teachers, including Dena Kingsberg, Simon Borg-Olivier and Clive Sheridan, and his teaching reflects the essence of all these influences. In 2004, Mark realised that in this lifetime he wanted to wake up to his true purpose. A part of that journey has been to travel all over the world and to go deeper into his own love of yoga, surfing, teaching and music—and in doing so, to find the thread that connects them all.
He has been teaching workshops, retreats and as a guest teacher internationally since 2005. Mark wishes to share the teachings of yoga in a way that inspires people to develop a passion and love for the practice. He incorporates the philosophy of yoga into his music and devotional songs, so that the deeper aspects of the yoga tradition can connect people and bring them closer together.