Mark Nelson

Mark has been practicing yoga since 1991. Early on, he fell in love with the feeling of openness and focus that comes from a regular practice. Where the spirit leads, the body will follow, and he soon discovered that he could move in ways he never thought possible.

That combination of mindfulness and movement drew him deeper into the practice, studying Ashtanga Yoga with authorized teachers David Swenson, Annie Pace and Jill Manning; Yin yoga with Paulie Zink; Vinyasa Yoga with Corina Benner; and Yoga Anatomy with Leslie Kaminoff and Nikki Robinson. He has since completed his 500-hr. teacher training through the Himalayan Institute.

Mark teaches yoga as a personalized healing science and a profound life-changing philosophy. His classes unite the flow of breath with precise movement of the body, guiding students to a creative blend of physical exploration, inward focus and real-life philosophy. Mark has directed the Yoga Garden studios since 2010 and co-taught its teacher training programs since 2012.

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