Yin Therapy co-founder and international yoga teacher Markus Henning Giess completed his first yoga training with Power Yoga founder Bryan Kest and then went on to complete several teacher trainings with Yin Yoga teachers and mentors Paul & Suzee Grilley, with whom he now also assists on their trainings. He has also completed an intensive Yin/Yang & Meditation Teacher Training with Insight Yoga founder Sarah Powers.
Before Markus discovered yoga, he worked for 16 years as a professional dancer and musical performer in Germany, Switzerland and England, as well as a choreographer, teacher and presenter. He is also a professional Thai masseur, Reiki master and gives Thai massage training and meditation workshops and courses. He has over 20 years of teaching experience and more than 10,000 hours of training under his belt, from dance to yoga, massage to meditation, anatomy to energy work.
Markus is considered one of the most prominent Yin Yoga teachers in Europe offering Yin Therapy’s 200-hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training and Yin Yoga & Anatomy workshops throughout Germany and in Austria, Switzerland, Spain. Since 2015, he and his partner Karin Sang offer Yin Yoga Teacher Training and workshops in New Zealand and Australia.
Markus weaves together his vast knowledge and experience in bodywork, energy work, meditation, dance and performance with Yin Yoga and Yoga Anatomy to offer in depth and fascinating training and workshops with an holistic approach combined with practical, hands on experiential learning. He is known by his students for his relaxed, inspiring, and un-dogmatic style of teaching and making yoga anatomy entertaining, humorous and enlightening.
Markus and Karin are international yoga teachers and co-founders of Yin Therapy giving workshops and leading teacher trainings in Europe and Australasia.
To find out more about them and the workshops and courses they lead, please visit : www.yintherapy.com