In this class there’ll be discussion on the purpose of the asana practice and where the modern yoga practice fits into the scheme of the historical evolution of traditional yoga. We‘ll spend time learning abdominal and thoracic breathing methods, how to apply the three bandhas and the classical ‘Kryiyas’ (cleansing techniques). We’ll finish with developing a foundation for meditation and talk about the importance of not only practicing yoga postures, but to cultivating a sitting practice and how this can be a powerful tool for transformation in your life. This workshop will also include some light asana and joint mobility work.
Mark began studying yoga in 1997. He’s a Certified Ashtanga Yoga teacher, trained and certified by Ashtanga master, the late K. Pattabhi Jois. Since 1999, Mark has made regular visits to India to practice with his guru and Pattabhi Jois’ grandson, R. Sharath. Mark has also studied intensively with Eileen Hall, Richard Freeman, and Dena Kingsberg. Always looking to deepen his practice, Mark continues to learn from masters in various disciplines. He threads his love of yoga, surfing, teaching, and music into his practice and teaching style and hopes to inspire others to develop and live their deepest passions. His classes are uniquely focused on helping each student reach their full potential in life.
“The practice of yoga works at a physical, mental and emotional level & may be rewarding and challenging. We invite you to take care and participate to a level that you feel most comfortable.”