Mark is a Certified Anusara Teacher. He has been practicing hatha yoga since 1996, and teaching for over a decade. He has completed 500 hours of training with John Friend, the founder of Anusara. In 2007, he was initiated into a lineage of non-dual Shaiva tantra by Paul Muller-Ortega, considered one of the top scholars of tantra in the world. In 2008, he completed a year-long immersion with Paul in meditation and scriptural study. Mark is currently engaged in his second phase of study with Paul.
In September 2008 he relocated to Kyoto from San Francisco, where he teaches weekly classes in the Kansai area. Mark teaches public workshops and continuing education for teachers throughout Japan. He has also been invited to present philosophy lectures at teacher trainings and other venues to present the practical applications of philosophy.
Mark`s extensive knowledge includes therapeutics, advanced asana techniques, energetic alignment, awareness practices, meditation, methods of stress reduction, and an understanding of the fundamental teachings of the non-dual Shaivism of Kashmir. He has taught beings from all walks of life, including children, the elderly, athletes, dancers, women during and after pregnancy, the physically impaired, and other teachers, in both public classes and private sessions.
He considers himself a perennial student, continually seeking to refine the way he teaches and lives, so he may increase his capacity to serve others in even clearer and more skillful ways.