Born and raised in Vancouver, BC, Marcus’ yoga journey began in 2007 when he stepped into his first Bikram’s yoga class. Out of pure curiosity he wondered into the hot room and onto his mat, and ever since then he never looked back. He was hooked after his first class and only a year into his practice he went on to complete the nine week intensive Bikram's Yoga Teacher Training and graduated in the Fall of 2008. With a strong and dedicated practice, in the following months he won the Western Canadian Hatha Yoga Championships and represented Canada in the International Bishnu Charan Ghosh Cup.
As Marcus’ passion continued to grow he decided to leave his job in the health care industry to pursue his yoga journey full-time. In 2014, he studied with Tony Sanchez to expand his knowledge in the Ghosh lineage to teach a sequence encompassing 40 out of the traditional 84 postures, often referred to as ‘Core 40’. Expanding into other lineages, Marcus completed his 200-hour teacher training program from Yyoga in 2015. He learned to sequence and teach classes for hatha, flow, and power vinyasa. He strongly believes continued education is vital for a teacher’s growth and he is often seen attending workshops and intensives on a regular basis.
Marcus teaches full-time based out of Vancouver but has also taken his teachings abroad. Teaching in Asia in 2015/2016, he brought 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 for personal growth, not just physically but mentally and spiritually as well. This practice can make your body strong and limber, but it can also help to develop greater self-awareness, mental clarity, and inner strength. Marcus’ classes provides a safe platform where students can dive a little deeper into their own self-journey and personal development.
"Yoga is not about self-improvement, it's about self-acceptance."
~ Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa
Therapeutic Ashtanga Yoga Training (Manju Pattabhi Jois), May 2016
CPR-C & AED Certified, September 2015
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