I learned my first Yoga poses as a child from watching comedy TV shows in the 1960s. I fancied myself as a farm boy Yogi, and it was a good first influence. In the late-‘70s my childhood “mind games” developed into a diverse set of self-styled meditation techniques that formed seamlessly in the landscape of my mind. In 1980 I purchased a used book on Yoga and taught myself the Asanas, and I soon entered a social network of Yogis in the Twin Cities. In the late-‘90s I noticed an emergence of Yoga studios and decided to give group Asana a try. I sought out good teachers, and I practiced serially with them for years at a time. Hot Yoga became my exclusive focus 2007, and in 2009 I began seeking out the teachers at the Saint Paul Bikram studio. In 2012 I completed Hot Yoga Teacher Training and Extensions at Core Power Yoga, and earned the RYT-200 Certification. Teaching Yoga has been a vital part of my Karma Yoga practice since 2013. I try to encourage people to gather the benefits of the Asana practice while they are on-the-mat, and to use it as a point of departure for practicing the non-Asana aspects of Yoga when they are off-the-mat.
Mark Palm is currently not instructing any classes.