Mark has been a passionate athlete all his life, discovering yoga in 2001. Previously he had been certified as a YMCA cycling instructor, Pilates instructor, and an AFAA yoga instructor, teaching part time for the YMCA for 6 years. He began his teacher training with Beryl Bender Birch and then completed his 200 hour teacher training with her and The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute at Heartsong Yoga Center in 2014. Mark's yoga practice and yoga teaching help to provide perspective and balance with his full time career as an engineer. As a yoga teacher at Heartsong, he enjoys sharing the calm focus and serenity that yoga practice brings to his life with his students.