Markus first discovered yoga in 2005, while looking for a fitness complement to intense outdoor activities such as running, rock climbing, and mountaineering. He was simply amazed by the multitude of health benefits and the better mind/body awareness that a regular yoga practice would bring in every moment, and circumstance.
He started on the yoga path by exploring Sivananda, Power and Hot Yoga that he practiced for a couple of years. At some point he decided to deepen his practice and discovered the magic of Ashtanga and Yin Yoga.
In early 2009, he completed the 200 hours yoga teacher training at Santosha Yoga with David Jewitt and Anne Pitman, immediately followed by a Yin Yoga teacher training intensive with Marla Ericksen. Since then he took various blissful workshops with well recognized teachers such as Marcia Solomon, Michael Stone, Mary Flinn, Anyen Rinpoche, Richard Freeman and David Robson. In mid-2010, Markus had the great privilege to complete an intensive Ashtanga Teacher Training with David Swenson and felt deeply inspired by his teachings.
Since 2011 he has been regularly studying the Iyengar system with Barbara Young and incorporating the principles into his own practice.
Markus always brings enthusiasm and humor in his classes. Whenever it is possible, he likes adding a hint of vigorous yet meditative flow in his teaching.