Vancouver, BC - Marcus Tong's yoga journey began out of pure curiosity when he stepped into his first yoga class in 2007 and he has not looked back ever since. There was an instant connection that he made with himself the second his feet touched the mat for the very first time. Prior to this class, Marcus had been searching in the external world for answers, but yoga had shown him to look internally. He found that when you are able to silence the distractions surrounding you and focus in on your self then you can truly experience your natural state of truth.
As Marcus' love and understanding of the yoga practice continued to grow, he took a leap of faith and left his job in the healthcare industry to pursue his passion full-time. He completed his first yoga training program in 2008 and since then has completed many trainings and workshops in both hot and vinyasa yoga.
Although Marcus is primarily based in Vancouver, he has managed to extend his teachings and reach internationally. From 2015-2016, Marcus was given the opportunity to bring his wealth of knowledge over to the east where he taught public, private, and corporate yoga classes.
Marcus truly believes that yoga is a gateway to living a more peaceful life. He believes the value of practicing yoga is seen when you can fully embrace your vulnerability and open your mind to the possibility of transformation, even when it may get challenging and uncomfortable. In his classes you can expect an alignment-based practice that is dynamic and empowering. Marcus provides a safe and welcoming space to explore deeper into your inner-self in order to unlock your limitless potential.
300 - Hour Teacher Training (Briohny Smyth, Dice Iida-Klein, Honza & Claudine Lafond), July 2019
CPR-C & AED Certified, March 2018
Therapeutic Ashtanga Yoga Training (Manju Pattabhi Jois), May 2016
200 - Hour Teacher Training (Yyoga), July 2015
Masters' Core System (Tony Sanchez), November 2014
Medical Radiography Technology Diploma (BCIT), March 2011
Bikram Yoga Teacher Training, November 2008
Bachelor of Science Degree (SFU), June 2008