Welcome to the Keen on Yoga Podcast with Marque Garaux.
Marque is a US Marine Veteran, long time rock climber and overall outdoor enthusiast. He discovered Ashtanga Yoga while seeking different ways to alleviate his lower back pain.
After noticing an almost immediate physical change, he also slowly began to see other positive changes happening in his life. With no Ashtanga teachers in the area, he found himself with no choice but to get up early and practice on his own before work everyday.
During this time he attended a 200 teacher training and several Ashtanga workshops and intensives to deepen his understanding of this beautiful system.
In the fall of 2014 Marque decided to follow in the footsteps of the teachers that he most respected and applied for study at the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI). He was accepted and spent the first 2 months of 2015 in Mysore, India learning under the guidance of R. Sharath Jois.
He has practiced with Sharath during multipe US tours and also returned to India each year. He received the blessing (Level 2 Authorization) from Sharath on December 12th, 2017 during his morning practice.
Marque is the owner of Great Lakes Ashtanga Yoga. He runs a full Mysore program, teaches private lessons and hosts workshops. He, his wife and their adopted Indian street dog travel as often as possible to climb or to share yoga with others.
We hope you enjoy the Keen on Yoga Podcast with Marque Garaux. You can see more about him on his website here.