Mars is an Australian yoga teacher and massage therapist based in Portugal.
Her mission is to spread yogi happy love. Mars loves all things good for you… yoga, massage, nature, food and travel. She also love sharing. Mars is honoured to be a certified yoga teacher and thai yoga massage therapist. Practicing yoga since 2008, she shares what she knows in ashtanga vinyasa, vinyasa flow and yin yoga. Mars has travelled the world extensively to deepen her practice and teaching. An experienced yoga teacher, Mars has taught classes, privates, workshops and retreats in Australia, Thailand and Europe. Her intention is to create a space that allows safe, honest and joyful self-enquiry and transformation. She remains always a student.
Mars went to her first yoga class in 2008, and it was love at first sun salutation. Over the last five years she has dedicated herself to the yogic path, trading a demanding corporate job for a journey that has taken her around the world to deepen her practice and teaching.
A dedicated ashtanga vinyasa practitioner, Mars has spent extensive time in Mysore, India to practice with her teacher M.V. Chidananda. She has also studied with Kirsten and Mitchell, Tashi Dawa, Lisa Ogletree, Elise Greenspoon, Surinder Singh, Kamal Singh and Ashish Shama.
Mars teaches vinyasa flow, ashtanga vinyasa and yin yoga. She can lead short meditations, simple pranayama breathing exercises, yoga nidra and partner yoga. Her experience, compassion, openness and deep personal calling to share, allows Mars to deliver fun and creative yoga classes/workshops/events/retreats that deeply connect with students. She teaches, always, from a place of authenticity.
When leading classes Mars uses demonstration, clear alignment based verbal cues, adjustments, modifications, yogic philosophy/themes, mantra singing, music and massage. She has a ‘library of sequences’ in her mind and body that she intuitively reaches for depending on the experience and energy levels of the students in front of her. Mars sees teaching yoga as a gift and is proud to be a part of the global yoga community.
The Treehouse Yoga, Australia – July 2016 to January 2017
Cloud Nine Wellness, Australia – June 2016 to January 2017
Hospice of Mother Tara, Australia – June/October 2016
Ing Doi, Thailand – October/November 2015
The Whynam Platform – January/October 2015
All Yoga Thailand, Thailand – April/June 2015
Blooming Lotus, Thailand – April/June 2015
Hostal Del Lago, Guatamala – November 2014
The Journey – A Weekend Retreat in Poetry and Yoga, UK – July 2017
Discovering Lift and Flight, The Treehouse Yoga, Australia – January 2017
A Morning of Yoga and Self Transformation, Australia – January 2017
New Year Urban Retreat, The Treehouse Yoga, Australia – December 2016 to January 2017
Yoga on the Hill, Australia – October 2016
Discovering Lift and Flight, The Treehouse Yoga, Australia – September 2016
Yoga and Essential Oils Series, Australia – July/September 2016
Various Locations including Australia, Asia and Europe – November 2014 to present
Includes private 1:1 classes, private group classes for parties, schools and local community events, yoga therapy classes
Karma Yogi, Retreat Host, Yoga Teacher Assistant and Kitchen Support @ Vale De Moses, Portugal – April/May 2017
Karma Yogi, Retreat Host and Detox Lead @ The Yoga Retreat Koh Phangan, Thailand – July/August 2014
Karma Yogi, Yoga Teacher Assistant and Kitchen Support @ Kaliyoga Retreats Italy – April/July 2014
Mars offers thai yoga and oil massage. She has studied in Thailand and India in the disciplines of thai yoga, ayurveda, swedish and reiki. Her style is meditative, allowing the individual to connect with their inner space to heal. When practicing thai yoga, she combines dynamic movements, acupressure, stretching, passive yoga and energy work to allow the body, mind and soul to connect, relax and replenish. Mars sees the practice of thai yoga as a prayer in motion. Her oil massage is a unique bodywork experience, rooted in ayurveda. She interweaves traditional ayurvedic massage techniques with intuitive touch, swedish massage and reiki, tailoring each session to the individual. People say the precise and earthly quality of Mars’ touch generates an immediate trust to surrender and let go.
Mars has been providing bodywork to people since March 2014 and has worked as a massage therapist for people on retreat:
Vale De Moses, Portugal – July/August 2017
Vale De Moses, Portugal – April/May 2017
Kaliyoga Retreats Italy – April/July 2014
When she’s not on the mat, Mars’ favourite place to be is in the kitchen, whipping up healthy yogi friendly food that nourishes the soul inside out. Her palate and understanding of food and nutrition is rich thanks to her family upbringing of good wholesome home grown/cooked foods couple with her extensive travels around the world.
Kitchen Support @ Vale De Moses, Portugal – April/May 2017
Kitchen Support @ Kaliyoga Retreats Italy – April/July 2014
Yogi Cook @ Whynam Huts, Thailand – February/May 2015
Yogi Cook @ Cafe Mandira, India – February/March 2014
Sachidananda Ashtanga Yoga Shala - Mysore, IndiaFebruary/March 20166 week Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga TTC
Sunshine Massage School - Chiang Mai, ThailandDecember 201560hr Traditional Thai Massage Beginner’s course
SchoolYoga Institute - Lake Atitlan, GuatemalaNovember 2014200hr Hatha and Vinyasa Flow TTC
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