Marc is an OG yogi, a yoga purist, if I may. I don't mean that in a stuffy or snobby way - I mean that he is traditional and true. He promotes moving with one's breath in classes as a way to go inward, focusing on one's self versus what's happening in or out of the room; he offers music that is purposefully selected to avoid being a distraction, but to help induce a meditative state. His presence is strong yet utterly calming, and his sequences are based in Ashtanga yoga, but (forgive me) use more common sense. He meets each class where they're at: there's no pressure to hop up into a handstand or slide into a split. The focus is on moving with breath, with intention, with purpose, with an awareness on alignment that doesn't jerk you away from the flow. He doesn't want you to go deeper physically if it's not there - he wants you to feel your body and move into what works, versus forcing something that can potentially cause harm. There's no judgement; there is an expectation of discipline and respect for the practice and for one's body.
I'm so grateful to have sat down to interview Marc. I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I enjoy [read as: live for] his classes.