Weekend Workshop with Mark Gibson


August 23 - 25

FRIDAY: 6 - 7.30pm

SATURDAY: 7 - 10am

SATURDAY: 2 - 3.30pm

SUNDAY: 8 - 11am

About Mark:

Certified Senior Iyengar Teacher – Intermediate Senior 1

In the late 70’s, Mark’s interest in Yoga was ignited by his need to address a back injury. It was continued by the appeal of a non-judgemental philosophy that considered both body and mind in a practical manner. At this time yoga was definitely not mainstream and yoga mats were hard to come by, let alone all the props and clothing that today seem ‘necessary’. The focus was on practise and self development. Mark was fortunate to find Iyengar Yoga, a style of yoga that suited his practical inclinations. After several years he was encouraged by his teacher, the late Valda Moore, to begin a teacher training course. Mark obtained his certification as an Iyengar Yoga teacher in the late 80’s. Mark taught at one of Melbourne’s first Iyengar Yoga schools, the Rathdowne Yoga Room, and eventually opened the Doutta Galla Yoga Studio with Sally Russell in the early 90’s. After many visits to India to study with Yogacharya BKS Iyengar, his daughter Geeta and son Prashant, he was granted a Senior Teaching Certificate in the mid 2000’s. Mark continues to teach at various yoga schools and retreats throughout Australia, including teacher training programs in Melbourne.

Read an article written about Mark in the Australian Yoga Life magazine titled "From Injury to Insight" -  click here.
Below: images of Mark taken in the early 1990’s.



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1 Day Workshops

 The 1 Day workshop enables you to explore your yoga practice in greater depths. It consists of a 2 hour dynamic asana class in the morning and a 1.5 hour restorative class in the afternoon. These workshops give you a chance to work on asanas (poses) in greater detail whilst drawing you further into an understanding of the philosophy that underpins our yoga practice.





'“I attended the 1 day workshop and was blown away at just how good the content, instruction and mentoring was. Heather made everyone in the group feel like they could achieve great things! Throughout the workshop we all received hands on guidance suitable to our individual needs for each of the poses along with great explanations of how, when and why the poses are important in everyday life. I would recommend taking time out of your busy life to attend the next workshop offered by Maroochydore Yoga Centre!”


"I really enjoyed the pace of the workshop. The group lunch helped with the feeling of connection within the yoga community. I left the workshop feeling wonderfully relaxed with a greater sense of starting to understand Yoga". 


"The workshop was wonderful. I learnt a lat and it was great to meet the other yogi's over a delicious lunch".


"The workshop was very worthwhile. We are very fortunate to have experienced yoga practitioners / teachers here on the Coast. Heather’s experience meant the workshop could cater to a range of differing levels. The restorative in particular was uplifting while allowing for deep relaxation. Thank you and more please".