Mark has a strong life long sporting career . He spent 10 yrs racing mountain bikes as a sponsored cyclist predominantly racing in the USA. Mark had naturally found a path working within the fitness industry as a personal trainer following a very Holistic approach to fitness and well being . Within and on this path Mark instructed many classes and became a very popular trainer/teacher .
I discovered Yoga some 10 years ago while spending time in a UK based Buddhist temple wanting to still the mind with meditation . I found sitting in a half lotus pose some what painful due to my non flexible body . “ I sourced Yoga classes with the sole intent of becoming more flexible . Some 6 years later i began to realise Yoga was so much more than just Asana / poses . That in fact it was one part of a whole life philosophy & felt drawn from the inside out to learn more about this path of Yoga . I have a love and deep rooted passion to want to share with others all that i have discovered on this path so much so that i enrolled with the the lovely teacher trainer Debbie Avani and followed her teachings with the YA TTC 200hrs course in 2016 . My love continues to flourish with a realisation of all the benefits a regular practice can bring to the individual on a day to day basis . With my life long background in sports i truly believe that coupled with pro activity, nutrition , Meditation , Yoga completes the four elements to sustainable well being .
I first tried yoga when on holiday and couldn’t believe how amazing I felt after the first class. On my return home, I began a regular yoga practice and saw a steady increase in my strength and flexibility as well as in my ability to deal with a demanding job with a new sense of calmness. I was completely hooked!
I completed my teacher training with Debbie Avani in 2014 and have been teaching Vinyasa Flow ever since. Since qualifying, I continue to attend courses and workshops to learn all I can about yoga, both to improve my own practice as well as to pass what I learn on to my students. As well as my original 200hr certification, I have completed an Advanced Yin Teacher Training with Norman Blair and The Yoga Nidra Teacher and Facilitator Training with the Yoga Nidra Network.
I’m a strong believer that anyone can do yoga and am always looking for ways to make it accessible to everyone. I have completed a chair yoga course and sometimes incorporate this into one to one sessions.
I use my love of nature and the outdoors to influence my classes and I encourage my students to work with the different energies through the wheel of the year to help create a deeper connection to themselves as well as to our natural environment.