Mark also spent a considerable amount of time learning the philosophy of Advaita Vedanta, which was transmitted by the Indian sage Nisargadatta Maharaj and focuses on finding oneness within the self as well as the fundamental divine nature of man.
In 1997, Mark founded Moksha Yoga Shala in the popular Walnut Creek area of California and over a decade later, moved to the Berkeley area to open Hatha Yoga Shala East Bay with his partner Judy. Here, he leads teacher
Mark also brings with him vast experience as a Certified Rolfer, as well as in classical piano, rock climbing, and the study of Ayurveda and Taoist Internal Arts. This means that he presents a unique mix of creative spirit and physical knowledge to his practice, underscoring the importance of strengthening inner awareness through yoga as a means to living a better, more liberated life.