Mark is an investigator; approaching all experiences in life with an attitude of curiosity & Self-Inquiry. As a teacher, he empowers students to discover this same sense of Inquiry in their own lives, by leveraging practices of Yoga, Mindfulness, and Meditation as opportunities for understanding the nature of the Self, mind, & identity. He is a co-founding partner at Yoga Lab and a co-primary teacher at the “Dharma Lions Meditation & Mindfulness Club” at Penn State. He is a mindfulness & meditation consultant for the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center at Penn State. Mark teaches mindfulness & meditation workshops at yoga festivals and vegetarian expos across the east coast, in addition to Meditation & Yoga trainings at Yoga Lab. He is an advocate for vegan & plant-based lifestyles, has tremendous love for all beings… and lives everyday embracing the truth that Animals Are People Too.
When we cultivate mindful awareness, we truly begin to see with clarity, the people in our lives and the world around us. We begin to observe the world as it is, instead of living within the stories and fears we’ve constructed in our minds. We become more resilient, more compassionate, more patient, and better listeners. Kinder to ourselves & others. And we discover Stillness.
About My Classes:
I offer yoga classes for all ages, levels, and physical conditions. I’ve trained in traditional yoga, hatha, vinyasa, and anatomically-based styles. In most of my yoga classes you can expect challenging postures, Pranayama (breath training), chanting, some philosophy, and meditation… ending in stillness… a time for the mind to stop chattering, where you can simply be. Spaciousness & stillness. Come prepared for Joy, Singing, Laughter, Sweat, and deep Authenticity.
I look forward to sharing some practice-time with you sometime soon!