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My name is Mark, I am Franco-British, I have been teaching yoga for almost 10 years. Yoga has become for me a way of life that includes physical practice, but especially the philosophical base.
My teaching focuses on the physical practice of asanas, that of a precise and rigorous yoga, where the postural work arises and is articulated in total adequation to find the symbiosis with the respiratory work.
My classes follow a precise structure to put in place the physical and respiratory bases, to correctly stretch and reinforce the body in depth.
My workshops allow to propose working themes that address in detail one of the aspects of the work of the body and breathing.
My yoga classes are like workshops where the practice is varied and complete. My practice is Hatha Yoga influenced by the teachings of BKS Iyengar and T. Krishnamacharya.
My vision and my own practice of Yoga is holistic, the practice of asanas is associated with the study of Vedic texts and different techniques of preparation for meditation. Yoga is for me a way of life.

NEWS

2022

Yoga classes
Massage workshops
Retreats

GROUP CLASS

Classes are on Wednesday
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17h30 to 19h
Beginner and special needs class
90 minutes
4 participants maximum
25 euros
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19h30 to 21h30
All level no major issues class
2 hours
7 participants maximum
25 euros
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Mats, Straps, Blocks, Bolsters, Blankets
are provided
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Contact and reservation
SMS, WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram
+33642273680

MASSAGE WORKSHOP

Give and receive healing through touch
Freestyle semi guided practice
Floor and table practice

4 participants maximum
80 euros per person / 150 euros for couples

May 2022
Saturday 21st from 4 to 9pm
Sunday 22nd from 12 to 5pm

RETREATS

Workshops and weekends allow you to practice yoga, massage
The setting is that of the Queer Ashram, an ecological and associative space in a beautiful rural setting
The conditions are basic, community. based and participation is required

For board and lodging, the donation to the association is at least 30 euros per day
For tuition fees these are own top and are given to the teacher
Pick and drop off from the local train station are apron 20 euros per car and can be shared
People coming by car can organise car share / pooling and also take part in the train station pick-up and drop off. 

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Ecology & Masculine sexuality

A initiative path of discovery
the being, masculinity, sexuality

Integrated practices
Asanas, Pranayama

Massage, Erotic anatomy
Heart circles, Rituals
Meditations, Vibrations

Friday 3 to Monday 6 June 2022
Tuition fees 160 euros

REGISTER HERE

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Retreats at the Ashram

Free and co-created practices
Minimum board and lodging donation
30 euros per day
Recommended stay: 1 week minimum during the holiday periods
Most week-ends, from Friday noon to Tuesday morning, the ashram is open for a short break, a getaway
If you want to drop by, spend some time, to rest, resource participate and share in
the collective and community life

Week-ends May and June
6 to 9, 13 to 16 May
10 to 13, 17 to 20 June

Summer opening of the ashram
from July 1 to September 4, 2022

 

PRIVATE CLASS

Only in Wednesday
90 minutes of private tuition
110 Euros

TESTIMONIALS

Garrett

Mark, during the yoga for men retreat I learned that one had to be patient and kind with one’s body, that breath was the core of the yoga practice and that with time and focus everyone could make progress, and this is what happened to me, not only during the retreat but once home, the progress that you initiated continued. You helped me as I was used to power yoga and forcing myself too much, making mistakes with my alignements and therefore not achieving the posture correctly. By taking two steps back I advanced five steps forward, thank you.

Garrett

Philippe

Your course brought me a lot of serenity, appeasement and the feeling of my body that opens.

Fred

Your welcome and your pedagogy are a real pleasure.  See you soon.

Jerome

Mark, your retreat in India, what a good program, what a wonderful and magical place. Your classes and your workshops, I loved it. I learned to know better and understand my body, the functioning of my joints and some of my muscles. Thank you for your availability and that of your team, this family that makes us available is simply great and unique, it allows us to understand the culture and everyday life of Indian families, a true cultural immersion.

Jerome

Steven

I enjoyed the ease and welcome into your (mark’s) indian family during the yoga and massage for men retreat. I loved the accommodation you found for me, the Oceano eco as the budget accommodation was really not up to my standard and I wanted a bit of luxury. During the course of my stay and thanks to your tuition and help, I learned to let go, I deepened my yoga practice and was able to reconnect with myself. I feel more happy overall and learned a huge amount about indian culture. I was impressed and very grateful for your very professional approach and the overall care of all participants of the yoga retreat, i felt nurtured and cared for and was able to release and let go of my worries and fears. I trust myself so much more and I really like the idea of the inner guru you make us get into contact with. The massage classes were also a great experience and allowed me to understand the different techniques of Ayurvedic Indian massage.

Steven

Philippe

Your yoga retreat for men in India was great, the group, the atmosphere, the place and your course of course. Your personalized attention, the adjustments, your creativity to propose us a variety of postures and sequences. Thank you

Philippe

Adrian

So many good things to say about your yoga for men retreat in Varkala, south india, but most importantly being part of a community with likeminded individuals. There are no negatives, everything was a highlight, fulfilling and exciting. Aside from my progress with yoga postures, I learnt so much about breathing and enjoyed all the benefits. Some of the documentaries were also a brilliant source of education. I have learnt to be so much stiller and my spiritual awareness has increased amazingly. All your team were great, amazing, charming and I loved all the moments together. I had a wonderful time. I nearly forgot to mention the massage classes, I was truly surprised that you could deliver such quality course teaching us so much in such little time, your are so efficient, I learned so much.

Adrian

Eric

This evening’s class was very good, I feel great

Thomas

I loved the yoga classes and workshops during the yoga and wellness retreat.  Beach classes and of course the contact you offered to the real indian culture and people away from the tourist center and inside the village. A true, honest and rich insight. Your local friends are so welcoming and generous and kind that it was a real treat to have this amazing experience of a try indian life. Thank you for the creativity of your yoga classes, your attentiveness and kindness in helping each and everyone to make the improvements they needed. I also appreciated that you gave guys the freedom to organise our spare time and at the same time were always available for us when we needed help, advice or company. Your house was always open and welcoming, your hospitality is amazing. Thanks again for everything
The only issue I had, was with the budget accommodation, I would have preferred to pay more and have a better quality of accommodation, from our discussion this is what you are planning to do in the future, please bio ahead with that plan.

Thomas

Laurent

Hello ! Thank you for your advice but I tried xxx and incomparable with your kindness and your expertise … I wait until you come back … If you come back …

Saulo

Mark, this last practice was superb.

Max

Thank you to you for this discovery of yoga and especially in this intimate and serene setting. I was afraid to face this discipline not thinking to be able and you gave me confidence which will surely allow me to progress even if I confess there is work !! I expect to come to class on Monday, I will give you confirmation tomorrow according to my schedule. Good night and thank you again

Lars

I loved the workshops offered during this yoga class for men in Varkala, Kerala. The magic of the place, the atmosphere and of course the people present. I continue to progress and discover the immensity of the practice of Yoga, I have a lot of progress to make but thanks to your help, I managed to do things that I thought impossible. The intensity of the courses has sometimes been difficult to assume and I am glad that you decided to reduce the number of courses for the next courses, allowing rest periods. The place is so great that having the time to enjoy the beach and get a massage is not luxury and it would be a shame to miss it. Thank you again for your patience, your encouragement, to help and your listening, you allow me every time to go beyond me to know me better. Thank you

Lars

Vincent

Again thank you Mark for this great course and this beautiful atmosphere. Bravo.

Kevin

Mark, thank you for the great organisation and the great yoga retreat you put together. You team were also great and worked very hard, thank them greatly. I loved your classes, the adjustments you proposed, you clearly have great knowledge and experience and you helped me with my practice. I also loved the massages your organized at CJ’s, thank him and his team too.

Kevin

Yvan

Dear mark thank you for these really great yoga sessions.

Tobiasz

The yoga for men retreat in Varkala was a time to remember my forgotten yoga practice. I also learnt so much about india and the local culture through all the contacts and knowledge of Mark. It was a great time foe me, full of calm and piece. Everything was great, I have no suggestions, keep it up, keep it going, thanks again for everything.

Tobiasz

Eric

Merci vraiment pour tout ce que ton cours apporte… je ne parle pas seulement de yoga mais aussi de ta générosité, ta bienveillance et toute ta lumière. C’est une expérience fantastique que j’espère bien continuer à ton retour.

Eric

Thank you Mark for this delicious moment. I discovered something new and different from my usual course. I can not wait to return

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