Marcus Veda

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 20s 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, trying every style of class he could get to, but finally landing on dynamic vinyasa and more specifically, The Ashtanga-inspired Rocket system. It was during his teacher training with the It’s Yoga affiliated Yoga People in Goa that he further deepened his appreciation of what yoga could be beyond the asanas (postures) he loved.

Marcus’ classes embrace the joyful rebel spirit of The Rocket, experimenting with advanced balancing postures alongside the traditional grounding poses. He also strongly believes that the heat which fires the practice should be created by you, not the room, so the focus is always on the powerful connection of the breath, movement and the bandhas. 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.

He gives heartfelt gratitude and respect to teachers past and present including Hatsumi Soke in Tokyo, Stewart Gilchrist in London, Dharma Mittra in NYC, and Jamie and Dulce The Yoga People worldwide.