Mark found his love for yoga and meditation by learning how to follow suggestions. For most of his life, Mark suffered from a racing mind. He tried many different things in an attempt to find peace; all proved temporary and came with negative consequences. When he could no longer stand it, Mark made a decision to abandon everything he used to know and become willing to take suggestions from people who had found more peace than he had.
One of these suggestions was meditation. Over the next few weeks, daily mediation, combined with soul-searching and healthy living, caused him to experience a complete psychic change, and Mark experienced peace for the first time in his life. He continued to deepen his daily meditation practice and followed the suggestion that he expand it by practicing yoga, which he promptly fell in love with.
After recovering from his own struggles, Mark also changed his career path and began working in substance abuse treatment centers in order to help people full-time. There, he began teaching meditation classes to recovering addicts by passing on the techniques that his meditation instructors had taught him.
Mark continues to practice yoga and completed Infinity Yoga’s 200-hour teacher training to perfectly marry his love of meditation, yoga, and helping people. He dreams of one day opening a yoga and meditation-based substance abuse treatment center to continue passing on the practices that changed his life.
Mark Stanga instructs the following:
The body is the vehicle to your true nature and meditation is the method used to experience peace and bliss. Learn how to calm the mind, be present in your body and feel rejuvenated. This class is structured using experiential instruction combined with group meditation, usually two guided sits offered with time for questions and clarifications. This class is open to beginner and establish meditators. The benefits of daily meditation practice can reduce stress, anxiety and insomnia as well as increase clarity, concentration and creativity.