"Hoodoo’s not my scene, so naturally meditation wasn’t on my horizon. To be honest, I was drawn to learn meditation from Mark more because we’re friends and I admire the creative work he does with his digital agency - Where There’s Smoke. So I went to Mark seeking nothing in particular, just a general curiosity about what this bald, bearded dude seems so connected to.
Mark opened my eyes to some things, and taught me a very simple technique that would fundamentally change the way I function.
Mark reflected on the limitlessness of contemporary life, with its competing demands and infinite access to everything. He cited research indicating the dramatic rise in everyday stress and anxiety levels, numbers that seem to correlate with an increasingly technological world. He spoke about human potential, this idea that there is a vast and fertile brain in our heads that is capable of almost whatever we ask of it, and lamented how the stress and anxiety we experience - in every way a modern specie - is preventing us from reaching that potential. He even drilled down into the science of stress, adrenaline, and anxiety, and how the brain’s function is impaired when those states are triggered. Mercifully, he stopped at about the point where interesting facts turn geeky.
"ALL OF A SUDDEN, AND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE, I WAS CAPABLE OF LETTING MY MIND TAKE A BREATHER. WITH WHAT MARK HAS TAUGHT ME, NOW I CAN GIVE MY MIND A BREATHER EVERY DAY. I FEEL MORE RESILIENT TO STRESS, LESS PRONE TO ANXIETY, AND MY MIND TURNS AT A LESS OVERWHELMING CADENCE. I FUNCTION DIFFERENTLY."
Then he taught me one simple technique that let me experience something completely new. All of a sudden, and for the first time in my life, I was capable of letting my mind take a breather.
With what mark has taught me, now I can give my mind a breather every day. I feel more resilient to stress, less prone to anxiety, and my mind turns at a less overwhelming cadence. I function differently. But it’s not just about what the technique helps you deal with, but what it lets you do, which is truly exceptional. Because here’s the thing, Mark doesn’t simply teach meditation, he creates space for people.
By following this simple technique in a daily routine you can create space, and then fill it with whatever you want. For me it was composure, clarity, and discipline. But it could also be creativity, satisfaction, gratitude, productivity… images of cute animals, pretty much whatever. But the key is that once you learn to make space, you get to choose. And that, let me tell you, is truly empowering."
Lawyer, Mountain man, Film maker, Writer - 27
Mark’s teachings have had a remarkable impact on my lifestyle - adjusted perspective, balance and incredible focus. It all just seems to flow.
Digital Strategist / Creative - 26
Mark and his passionate way of teaching, breaks down the pre-conceived stigmas and stereotypes of meditation in a matter of minutes.
I was initially sceptical of practicing mediation, and I’m sure I’m not the only one that shared that doubt. Once you realise though how easy, effortless and beneficial this skill is your life becomes that much more manageable and enjoyable.
"MARK’S FRIENDLY AND INCREDIBLY INFORMATIVE APPROACH TO TEACHING ALLOWS YOU TO EXPERIENCE MEDITATION AND REALLY UNDERSTAND IT YOURSELF. THERE IS NO FUFF, NO HOCUS-POCUS… JUST A TRIED AND TESTED TECHNIQUE THAT GIVES YOU SO MUCH."
Mark’s friendly and incredibly informative approach to teaching allows you to experience meditation and really understand it yourself. There is no Faff, no hocus-pocus… Just a tried and tested technique that gives you so much.
My job consists of 5.30am starts and late finishes so I doubted my motivation to fit in meditation every day… the truth is though, and it was one of the main things I learnt from Mark was that If you can’t fit 40mins into your day, then there is your first problem. I wake 20minutes earlier now and capitalise on the benefits for the rest of the day.
I can’t thank Mark enough for helping me get the most out of my daily life, I urge everyone to consider taking his class. There is so much talk on a daily basis about be being fit and healthy, it only makes sense to have a healthy mind as well.
Model, Film maker, Entrepreneur - 25
“This is an incredibly comprehensive course in which mark skillfully blends both theory and practice in manageable sessions.
"THIS STYLE OF MEDITATION IS MOST BENEFICIAL TO MY WELLBEING AND I INTEGRATE PRACTICE DAILY"
This style of meditation is most beneficial to my wellbeing and i integrate practice daily. Mark’s support after completing the course is also great.”
Senior TV Producer - 40
"Mark's teaching of the sacred tradition of Vedic meditation was delivered with love, enthusiasm and passion. His method was clear and relatable to people who are living their life in normal society and daily life like you or myself, but his special gift is how he can effortlessly pass on his abundant knowledge to his 'pupils'.
"IT'S INCREDIBLY EASY, YOU CAN DO IT ANYWHERE AND IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING, LIFE THAT DAY IS SIMPLY ENHANCED….."
My personal experience was nothing short of amazing (cosmic some might say!) and I feel blessed and privileged to have been taught this skill which I now have for life. Having done a number of other mediation practices and techniques, I hadn't come across anything quite like Vedic meditation. It's incredibly easy, you can do it anywhere and it goes without saying, life that day is simply enhanced….. I feel that life enhancement is the bare minimum that is achieved out of this special practice. Another thing I liked about it, is it does not matter whether or not you are from a religious background, agnostic, atheist, it's a simple mental technique and I truly believe everybody would benefit equally.
I had anticipated to learn a lot through the course, but the experience definitely went above and beyond what I had ever imagined.
Model - 23
"I was skeptical about meditating and wasn't sure if it was something I would be able to do. I have a REALLY short attention span.
"I CAN HONESTLY SAY THAT LEARNING THIS SKILL IS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS I'VE DONE IN A LONG TIME. I HAVE A REALLY HAPPY DISPOSITION AND I'M MUCH MORE FOCUSED IN MY DAILY LIFE."
I can honestly say that learning this skill is one of the best things I've done in a long time. I have a really happy disposition and i'm much more focused in my daily life.
Mark is an amazing teacher and a really good bloke. I can't recommend him enough."
Senior Digital Producer - 30