Mark O’Brien has practiced yoga for over 16 years, and teaching since 1996. Born in England, he moved to Australia, leaving a successful career in advertising, to follow his heart by opening Qi Natural Therapies & Yoga in Sydney. He has since become one of Sydney ‘s in-demand teachers. He holds Senior Membership status, and is on the National Executive of the Yoga Teachers Association of Australia (YTAA).
Mark had a strong meditation practice before graduating from the Heart of Yoga Teacher-Training in 1999 with Karen Schaeffer and Mark Breadner (based on the approach of TKV Desikachar .) He has since trained with many respected Yoga teachers including further in-depth study with both TKV Desikachar and his son Kausthub Desikachar . Mark continues to study elements of Tantra and Hatha yoga. His current teacher over several years is the inspiring Donna Farhi.