Guest Teacher Marque Garaux
Level 2 KPJAYI Authorized Teacher
Marque Garaux, a US Marine Veteran, long time rock climber and overall outdoor enthusiast, discovered Ashtanga Yoga while seeking different ways to alleviate his lower back pain. After noticing an almost immediate physical change, Marque then slowly began to see other positive changes happening in his life as well. With no Ashtanga teachers in the area, he found himself with no choice but to get up early and practice on his own before work everyday. During this time Marque also attended a 200 hour teacher training and several Ashtanga workshops and intensives to deepen his understanding of this beautiful system.
In the fall of 2014 Marque decided to follow in the footsteps of the teachers that he most respected and applied for study at the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI). Marque was accepted and spent the first 2 months of 2015 in Mysore, India learning under the guidance of R. Sharath Jois. Since that first trip, Marque has practiced with Sharath during multipe US tours and has also returned to India each year where he has practiced with both Sharath and Saraswathi. Marque received the blessing as an Authorized Level 2 teacher from Sharath on December 12th, 2017 during his morning practice.
Marque is the owner of Great Lakes Ashtanga Yoga, where he runs a full Mysore program, teaches private lessons and hosts workshops. He, his wife and their adopted Indian street dog travel as often as possible to climb or to share yoga with others.
Find Marque on Instagram @yogamarque and @greatlakesashtangayoga
April 28th-May 3rd 2019
Marque Garaux teaching schedule
Sunday, April 28th: Mysore 10-12PM
Monday, April 29th: Mysore 5:30-8:30AM & 6-8PM
Tuesday, April 30th: Mysore 5:30-8:30AM
Wednesday, May 1: Mysore 5:30-8:30AM & 6-8PM
Thursday, May 2nd: Mysore 5:30-8:30AM
Friday, May 3rd: Primary Series Led 6-7:30AM
Saturday, April 27th 9-11AM
The Strength and Grace of Vinyasa- Part 1:
This 2 part series will show you the real strength and grace that can come from vinyasa.The vinyasas are simply movements that are linked with breaths and are used as the transitions between the asanas or postures. In part 1 of this series we will discuss the importance of vinyasa and work through the difficult transitions in the sun salutations and the standing postures.
Saturday, April 27th 11:30-1:30PM
The Strength and Grace of Vinyasa- Part 2:
This 2 part series will show you the real strength and grace that can come from vinyasa.The vinyasas are simply movements that are linked with breaths and are used as the transitions between the asanas or postures. In part 2 of this series we will be covering the vinyasa sequences of the seated series. It is in these specific transitions where ashtanga gets its reputation of creating powerful practitioners. Practitioners are not required to attend part 1 as a prerequisite although it would be advised for those new to ashtanga.
Sunday, April 28th 12:30-2:30PM
There is a great debate about the glutes in the backbending world. Whether to engage or soften them has many yogis confused and frustrated. In this workshop we will discuss the anatomy of the low back and hips in depth and attempt to call a peace treaty between the squeezers and the softerners. More importantly, after we all understand the functional anatomy being discussed, we will see how the two methods actually feel in our bodies. Once you are more informed about YOUR backbending you will be able to learn the steps required to deepen them safely.