About Marcus

About Marcus Berardino

My interest in the healing arts began almost twenty years ago when I discovered the power of therapeutic touch while giving a massage to a friend struggling with cancer. Witnessing the benefits of massage first hand and hearing her positive feedback of my work planted a seed that would one day shape my career and my life’s path.

After several years of working in public relations for a national magazine, I decided to nurture that seed and transition onto a path that connected with my personal values and my desire to help others.

In 2005, I attended the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca, New York and received my certification and license in massage therapy. The training ignited a vigor and excitement of mind-body healing and shaped a new, blossoming career for me.

In 2008, after 14 years of a private yoga practice, I decided to expand my knowledge and interest in health and attended yoga school at the Laughing Lotus Yoga College in San Francisco.  In 2010, I completed my second 200-hour training with Tias Little at Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe, New Mexico. My yoga classes focus students toward safely aligning the body and the breath together in an easeful, joyful, moving meditation, to help quiet the mind and calm the heart.

Currently, I teach public yoga classes in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. I also offer private yoga and massage sessions in Brooklyn or Manhattan.