Mark first discovered yoga in the 90s with his mum at a Les Mills’ Body Balance gym class and liked how it calmed the mind and stretched the body.

Mark’s practice has ebbed and flowed into a way of ‘being’ since then. From trainings in Sydney at Samadhi and Sukha Mukha 200hr to ashrams in India at Sivananda Trivandrum and Osho Pune and intensive retreats with much-loved guru Clive Sheridan where the adventure toward consciousness has been transforming.

“As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul…”  Hermes Trismegistus

Mark has also been studying astrology for almost two decades and interweaves the cycles of the planets and seasons into his teachings. Mindfulness, acceptance, kindness, joy and the art of ‘sitting with’ are what he wishes to bring to his practice.

“Yoga is important to me, it’s a way of life with the aim to awaken to the present. Is there anything more important than that?”

What makes The Livingroom so special to you?

“I first went to a class at the Livingroom back in 2012 and was taken aback by the waves being such an integral part of the class. There have been many memories along the way like doing astrology readings in the clinic room and holding Kirtan with Beck, Phil and Julio.”