Mark van de Leur
Mark followed many training paths: Not all are yoga but the combination of all makes a very beautiful mix of knowledge, life experiences, fun and happiness. One of the path of yoga is Hatha yoga from the Sivananda Yoga tradition in Madurai India. ; the second one is the presence of Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo Pondicherry in Mark's life. Thirth one is Mindfulness in the tradition of John Kabath Zin.
He took classes, worked as a volunteer on a few retreats and attended retreats with many wonderful people as well, among them Jos & Wilhelmien who showed him what real yoga and coaching is all about. Its not all about the asana's and mental coaching structures. Mark felt the presence and subtleness of unconditional love, presence and saw that you shouldn't take every thing so damm serious. Mark has a high level of self mockery and uses it often during conversations and classes to raise the fun level. Because having fun is a lifestyle for him it is possible that you bump into Mark on festivals with juices and good food as his alter ego "Mark the Juice Guru" You will meet him with a big smile on his face
Besides taking classes, visiting workshop and practicing for many years he was on a quest of changing his life. This quest brought Mark to Vipassana, Mindfulness, Sujith Ravindran, Frits Evelein, Sivananda Yoga, Hira Hosen, Integral Yoga, Andy Souwer and his beloved father Jos Titulear. Before teaching Yoga Mark worked for 5 year as a Shop Manager and 7 years as a National Sales Trainer, Sales Manager and Personal Coach in the Health and Fitness Industry. Then he decide to change his life and started to travel. Now he is back in the Nederlands again to teach and coach in Personal Development, Personal Training, Mindfulness 4.0, meditation and of course Yoga.
"Health is wealth, piece of mind is happiness and Yoga shows the way"
To reach more people, Mark started to create in December 2010 Switching Academy with the believe that everybody can change there lives if they really want. Coaching's, personal training sessions, workshops, festivals, retreats, blogs,online video's, a team of great teachers, and beautiful products are online for ending of stress, pain, mental disorders and suffering are shared true the Academy with people all over the world.
Mark is a perfect example of changing all these steps within his self. Close people around him know were he is coming from. So why not share this with the whole world. Why stay only in 's-Hertogenbosch (The Nederlands) "Yeah, why? Lets go global !!" Because everybody can do it " says Mark. "Lets have some fun and blossom "
“Throughout my life, i practiced Vipassana, Mindfulness, meditation and Yoga. It taught me to relax, how to find a way out of worries and stress. Yoga showed me the strenght en flexibility of the body. Kickboxing showed me the strenght from within. Meditation shows me to self-reflect and to accept life as it comes," " The conversations and supervisions with Jos were priceless" Its was all about the subtleness of presence. Mark decides after that truth to choose the symbol of the heart for Switching Academy. Switching Academy is a journey into your heart, a bridge to change". Everything I was looking for is ‘right here, and always present.
"Practice mindfulness, meditation and yoga online with Mark "
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