Mark completed his 200-hour through the Yoga Center Retreat.
His own yoga story started late, when he turned fifty. At first he approached the practice as a way to maintain physical fitness. For about seven years, Vinyasa classes twice a week (mostly with Cheri Hannagan, another graduate from YCR’s teacher training program) became the basis of his routine and opened up the potential for the spiritual side of yoga to become important to him. When he discovered Avita in 2018, it quickly became apparent that it was not only healthy for his body, but also more meditative, allowing him to deepen the spiritual side of his practice.
In the summer of 2020 Mark went to live in Boulder to study Avita with Jeff Bailey. After graduating from his teacher training program in March 2021, Mark taught classes at his studio and attended a retreat with him in Costa Rica in January 2022. The Boulder studio closed in April 2022, so Mark returned to the Twin Cities and started teaching at YCR. Since his return, attendance at his classes and workshops has steadily grown.