For Mark Lilly, yoga is an everyday survival skill, a practice he has shared with thousands of youth as founder and president of Street Yoga, a nonprofit based in Portland, Oregon. He has developed many special yoga curricula in addition to the core and advanced Street Yoga trainings, including specialized work for young patients recovering from illness or injury in the hospital, young people recovering from sexual abuse, and adults moving through entrenched traumas or grappling with high-intensity communications.
Mark Lilly still lives with the tremors of traumas past, and realizes the delicate line between suffering and awakening. His teaching emphasizes cultivation of the best within each of us and the authentic stories and experiences that illuminate our being and drive our teaching to places of deep truthfulness. Through it all, he brings a lightness and love to his teaching that is rooted in humility, grace, and joy.