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Mark Westmoquette (yoga)

Mark Westmoquette

Mark has been practising yoga since 2000 and since then has studied a wide variety of different styles. He first met Daizan Roshi in 2007 and immediately connected to his way of teaching and the Zen yoga style. This led him to do his yoga teacher training with Zenways in 2008. Mark recalls “the 2 weeks I spent on my yoga teacher training course with Daizan changed my life in ways I can’t describe – they were magical!”

Alongside his work with Daizan, Mark has studied intensively with London-based yoga teacher Jonathan Monks. Jonathan’s style is infused with his many years of Tai Chi practice, together with the more classical foundations of Hatha Yoga. Mark’s concurrent practice of yoga and Zen meditation means that, like Daizan, he embodies the Zenways yoga method of fostering the Zen experience and developing wellbeing, focus, awareness and suppleness on all levels.

Until recently Mark was a scientist doing research in astronomy. Before turning to yoga and meditation teaching as a full-time career, he found his practice to be a wonderful antidote to all those hours working at a desk.

Daizan has this to say of Mark:
Mark has studied with me since the very first week I began publicly teaching Zen in London. Over that time I have observed an incredible transformation in his work priorities, his relationships, even his domicile! A peak within this transformation was when on retreat in Japan with our teacher Shinzan Roshi, he experienced kensho, the Zen term for the liberating insight into the truth of things. Mark has considerable international experience of teaching, both academic and practical. He has been working closely with me over the last few years and I trust his clarity, responsibility and practicality.


Feedback about Mark from previous courses:

The tuition was excellent. Mark was a great teacher. I really appreciated his calm approach, his knowledge, wisdom and style of teaching.
Sophie Barraclough

Inspired. Far better than it would be reasonable to wish for.
Chris Thomas

Mark was an excellent teacher. Good humoured, pleasant, informative and understanding.
Peter Williams

Mark was a very authentic role model and kept the group engaged.
Damien Wonfor

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