Mark Robberds | Sydney, AU
Sankalpa: Ultimately the Yoga journey for me is about being free from from the negative tendencies that I don't need anymore and awakening to my full potential. I'd like to feel as if I am living my true calling in this lifetime and helping others to realize theirs.
Favorite Pose: Handstand Scorpion Vrsishchikasana - I love the strength, flexibility, balance, and concentration needed and it feels so good and it's so fun!
Biography: Mark Robberds has been studying yoga since 1997. He is a Certified Ashtanga Yoga teacher (one of the few Certified by KPJAYI) and has spent the last 15 years travelling regularly to India to practice with the late, legendary Guru Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois, and his grandson R. Sharath, of Mysore. Mark has studied extensively with some of the world’s best yoga teachers including Richard Freeman and Dena Kingsberg and his teaching reflects the essence of these influences. In 2004 Mark realised that in this lifetime he wanted to wake up to his true purpose. A part of that journey has been to travel all over the world, and to go deeper into his own love of yoga, surfing, teaching and music, and in doing so, find the thread that connects them all. He has been teaching workshops, retreats and as a guest teacher, internationally since 2005. Mark wishes to share the teachings of yoga in a way that inspires people to develop a passion and love for the practice. He incorporates the philosophy of yoga into his talks, music and devotional songs, so that the deeper aspects of the yoga tradition can connect people and bring them closer together.