I really enjoy the energy at this studio. The sweet smell of incense and relaxing music sets the scene for a open hearted practice. Haley B. teaches a great sequence for strength yoga as well as challenges me to try complicated poses, but gives good instruction on making it happen. She also reminds me about my spirituality and the impact that my life has on others in each moment of the day. I encourage others to give this studio the chance to shape one practice for you and see what you can take away from it.
What can I let go of that no longer serves me? Mark answered that question by letting go of his addiction to alcohol, and his road to recovery took a positive turn when he first placed his mat down in the Be Love Tulsa studio in fall of ‘17. As his practice grew, so did his commitment to living a life of sobriety. One aspect that really helped him during this time was being introduced to Raven Yoga by Nicole Peltier. The support of his loving spouse & children led him to Everyone Yoga School Teacher Training, facilitated by Mandy Eubanks & Melissa Smith, and he completed his 200hr yoga teacher certification in March, 2020. Mark also completed the Earth Element- Trauma Infored Yoga Therapy Training in October, 2020. Mark has discovered a mindfulness & meditation practice, thanks to his teacher & mentor Dr. Steve Hoppes, which he includes in his daily ritual. The power & calming effect of the breath is not lost in Mark’s asana practice, but rather fully embraced. One quote you’ll hear him say in class is that “It’s a yoga practice...not yoga perfect”! Expect to settle in, clear your mind space, become present & breathe in Mark’s class. You will find him teaching soft & restorative and medium level classes, and he may even incorporate traditional Native American music & song being he was raised in a very traditional Cherokee upbringing. When Mark is the student, you’ll find him taking some power classes & also enjoying hot yoga! Mark is grateful for his Be Love family, some who have been right there supporting him on his Recovery journey. He is also very grateful for all the yoga teachers who have influenced & shaped him into the person he is today. He invites you into his class, where you will be greeted & welcomed w/an open heart & feel the support of Mother Earth as we honor the practice of yoga. Wado...(thank you in Cherokee)