Martin started practicing yoga regularly in 2008 once he realized that it brought peace, relaxation, and balance to his otherwise sedentary and stressful lifestyle.
Starting first with traditional Hatha yoga classes, he later transitioned to more dynamic styles of Vinyasa yoga.
Inevitably, he developed a curiosity about other aspects of yoga and quit his job and traveled to India in pursuit of an overall practice of yoga. He never looked back.
After completing 200-hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training with Sampoorna Yoga India, he attended 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training at Mahadevi Ashram in Guatemala. He learned the art of adjustment and alignment from Kamal Singh during his third 200-hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training at Tattvaa Yoga Shala Rishikesh. Martin's adjustments are simply incredible.
In 2018, he completed a 40-hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Course with David Swenson in Italy. David is one of only a handful of Westerners to have learned the full Ashtanga system as originally taught by K. Pattabhi Jois.
Martin attended workshops with David Robson at Purple Valley in Goa, India.
He continues his studies with Regina Elhers, certified by K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India.
Martin understands the challenges of deepening a yoga practice through years of dedicated personal experience. He uses this knowledge to help his students learn.
Martin has a great sense of humor. He facilitates, encourages and inspires his students with his devotion and knowledge. He teaches Ashtanga, alignment, hands-on adjustments and workshops in the 200 hour TTC. He teaches hands-on adjustments in the 300-hour yoga teacher training. Since 2015, he has been teaching on yoga teacher training courses.
Martin has a Master's Degree in Thermal Engineering and a diploma in International Business and Management.