Mark found the light of yoga in 1998 after 10 years of working a desk job and dealing with chronic back problems and repetitive stress arm injuries. Amazed by it's restorative capabilities, he continued to deepen his practice, receiving certification through The Center for Yoga in Los Angeles in 2003 and a national registration through Yoga Alliance. Drawing inspiration from Iyengar, Anusara, and other forms of movement therapy, Mark blends the principles of alignment with freedom of expression in his nurturing classes. In 2004, he started BalanceWork Yoga and Massage, helping corporate employees manage work-related stress and injuries through workplace yoga and chair massage. In addition to teaching yoga, Mark is also an aspiring actor as well as a Certified Massage Therapist through the Institute for PsychoStructural Balancing in Culver City.