London : Covent Garden

Marcus Veda

Marcus’ road to yoga was not a conventional one. Fresh out of Uni, he found a way to use his degree in philosophy to justify spending his 20's touring the world as an international DJ, wholeheartedly committing to the hedonistic life… and loving every minute of it. It wasn't until an over enthusiastic stage-diving mishap put a stop to all professional jumping around for far too long, that he finally took a therapist friend’s advice in trying yoga to get fixed. A need to properly heal the body coincided with a sneaking desire for change in the mind that landed Marcus on the mat. “It’s about being grounded and taking flight, using the energy of the body to find stillness of the mind. I like to practice what I teach, and I hope to maintain that integrity on and off the mat.” He gives heartfelt gratitude and respect to teachers past and present including Stewart Gilchrist in London, The Yoga People- Jamie and Dulce- worldwide and Larry Schultz up there.

Marcus also has a Black Belt in the ancient Japanese martial art of ninjutsu, which he feels compliments his yoga practice, combining self-discipline with freedom of movement, and lightness with control.

Marcus’ classes embrace the joyful rebel spirit of The Rocket, experimenting with advanced balancing postures along with the traditional grounding poses. The DJing days still show their influence too, as a personal playlist is integral to the energy of his classes. Every practice is prana-fuelled, music-powered and limit-pushing.