Mark Staley Yoga
Yoga has taught me the powerful connection between our body’s ability to move and our emotional and physical wellbeing.
Mark has been studying and practicing yoga for over 20 years and is registered with the Yoga Alliance as E-RYT200. With this designation Mark is able to provide continuing education classes and workshops to other teachers and can be a lead trainer of a 200-hour teacher training program. Mark’s particular approach to the practice of yoga is a confluence of different movement disciplines including Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais Method and Viewpoints as well as Intuitive Dance Rhythms, Tai Chi and Qi Gong. His colleagues describe him as a gifted teacher and a positively infectious human being who’s practice is intuitive, uplifting and challenging as well as soothing and calm. Mark is passionate about the benefits yoga will bring to your entire being!
In addition, Mark Staley has over 25 years of experience with food and nutrition. He studied Plant-Based Nutrition at Cornell University with Dr. T Colin Cambell, author of The China Study and featured in the film “Forks Over Knives” as well as Nutritional Excellence Training with Dr. Joel Fuhrman.
He received his training as a Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s Health Coach Training Program. He’s studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. including; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; and Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University. Has worked directly with John Robbins, author of Diet for a New America, The Food Revolution. His education has equipped him with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health.
Whole Foods Market, Team Member Development, Healthy Eating Specialist: 2003 – 2014
Mark worked as the Team Member Development Coordinator for the Pittsburgh Store creating and implementing New Team Member training programs and continuing leadership development programs including leadership classes for Associate Team Leader, Buyers and Supervisors. Training included the use of Mircosoft Office programs (word, Excel, Outlook) as well as leadership and supervisor/buyer development skills. Courses were comprised of lectures/video presentations, role playing, research and reports, practical application and guided discussions.
As Healthy Eating Specialist Mark developed customer focused nutrition and cooking classes to promote healthy eating, developed community outreach programs for underprivileged communities and initiated Team Member classes and other forms of motivation to improve the general health of all Team Members.
Point Park University
Mark has also served as adjunct professor in theater arts department leading courses in movement, Shakespeare and acting. Movement courses included work with Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais Approach, intuitive body rhythm
Actor, director, new work development
Mark is a professional actor and has performed in Europe, Japan, Korea and the US. Stage credits include performances at the Tokyo Globe – Japan, Seoul Opera House – Korea, Kennedy Center – USA. Local performances with Quantum Theater, City Theater, Pittsburgh Playhouse, PICT and more.
He has directed ensemble creations adapted from books like RHINO, Dog & Pony production, a collaborative adaption of Eugene Ionesco’s Rhinoceros, A Child’s Christmas in Wales, ensemble created musical version of the poem by Dylan Thomas and The Adventures of Pinocchio – ensemble created puppet show adapted from the original version by Carlos Colodi for Point Park University. Bricolage B.U.S 7,8 & 9