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Mark Horner

Mark Horner has been practicing Hatha Yoga for over 36 years, and teaching for 27.  He is an acknowledged Shadow Yoga teacher, having studied this style with its founder, Zhander Remete for the past 23 years.  Mark brings 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.

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 trainings, as well as classes in Shadow Yoga, in addition to the many retreats, workshops, and programs that he administers throughout North America.

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.