Many see brokenness as a flaw, but for me, it was the start of a profound journey. In the depths of depression, while struggling with my identity and worth, I found my way to therapy, meditation, and breathwork. I learned that our 'broken' pieces are, in fact, our greatest strengths, shaping our unique gifts and personal power.
My story begins at 17, in front of a mirror in a gym, searching for self-worth in physical perfection. This pursuit, though, led me to a path of external validation and eventually into a void of sadness. My life was a paradox of achievement shadowed by an unshakeable depression, intensified by the loss of someone close to suicide. That tragedy was my turning point, leading me to question everything about my life.
Therapy was my first step towards healing, followed by a transformative stint in a rehabilitation centre. Here, I started exploring meditation and yoga, though not without struggle. My rigid body and restless mind resisted every posture and moment of stillness. Despite this, I persisted, driven by a relentless quest for self-discovery.
I recall my initial resistance to yoga's spiritual aspects, choosing a fitness-focused program instead. Yet, fate had other plans, and I found myself delving into the depths of Yoga and Advaita Vedanta in an Ashram in the Himalayas. There, I realised that focusing solely on the physical was just skimming the surface of a much deeper potential.
Through this journey, I learned that while it's okay to be proud of our physical selves, our true value lies beneath. Now, as a coach in Yoga, Philosophy, and Breathwork, I guide others on their paths to self-actualization. It's not just about living; it's about embracing all layers of our being, unlocking our unlimited potential, and finding purpose in living life.
Mark Moon, a seasoned wellness coach with over twenty years of experience, specialises in transformative Breathwork sessions that offer profound inner clarity and emotional release.
His personal journey through depression and perfectionism infuses his practice with deep empathy, aiding in mental clarity and emotional balance.
Mark’s functional movement classes, informed by his extensive training in NLP, yoga, and developmental coaching, cater to all ages and fitness levels, focusing on alignment and functional movement for improved physical wellbeing.
Committed to Therapeutic Breathwork, Mark's holistic approach is a catalyst for personal growth and transformation.