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Marco Martins (1978, Açores-Portugal) é um professor certificado pelo Instituto Iyengar Yoga (IY) de Amesterdão (2009) com os professores Clé Souren, Charles Hond e Annemieke Post.
Começou a estudar yoga no ano de 1999 e no ano seguinte, na Índia, teve o primeiro contato com o IY através do professor Rudradev Gowda. Foi essa linha de yoga que, pela sua clareza e precisão, mais o motivou e o ajudou a tomar contato com novas possibilidades na sua prática. A partir de então decidiu dedicar-se ao IY e certificar-se na Holanda.
Desde então já estudou com outros professores tais como: Patxi Lizardi (Iyengar Yoga terapêutico), Delilah King, Nuno Cabral, Billy Konrad, Katia Dacosta.
Marco ensinou em Lisboa e Cascais durante mais de 10 anos. Em 2010 , deu aulas no estúdio “Yoga Moves” em Utrech, assim como nos Institutos de Iyengar Yoga de Amesterdão e Roterdão. Desde Novembro de 2015, ensina e vive no Rio de Janeiro.
Azorean Islands-born (Portugal), Marco Martins has studied yoga since 1999 and he is a Iyengar Yoga (IY) certified teacher since 2009 from the B.K.S. IY Institute in Amsterdam, and his teachers were Clé Souren, Charles Hond and Annemieke Post,
He has travelled to Amsterdam almost 30 times to attend further teacher training, intensives, and general classes with Clé Souren, his primary teacher as well all the teachers at the Institute.
On the year 2000 he went to India to study yoga with Rudra Dev at Rishikesh, and the Iyengar method spoked to him from the first moment. Originally a Civil Engineering student, he started teaching yoga at the University to his colleagues and later in some gyms and studios around Lisbon area.
Since he started to attend Patxi Lizardy’s workshops (from Madrid) in 2012, his interest about the therapeutic side of yoga started to grow.
He has more than 10 years of experience as a teacher and his first experience teaching abroad was in the Netherlands in 2010 mainly at “yogamoves” studio (Utrecht) and a few classes at Iyengar yoga Institutes Amsterdam and Roterdam.