An esteemed yoga guide who has trained over a thousand yoga teachers, Mark Stephens conducts classes, workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings worldwide. He has practiced yoga since 1991, taught yoga since 1996, and has trained over 1,500 yoga teachers since 1998. Stephens has sought out complementary approaches along his path as student and teacher, studying Ashtanga Vinyasa, Iyengar, Yoga Therapy, Vinyasa Flow, Tantra, functional yoga anatomy and bio-mechanics, traditional yoga philosophy, and modern philosophies of being and consciousness. The author of three international bestselling books on yoga- Teaching Yoga, Yoga Sequencing, and Yoga Adjustments, Stephens has taught at conferences, in traditional studios, and in alternative settings (inner-city schools, juvenile instituitions, treatment centers, prisons, and mental hospitals) across the United States. In 2000, he received Yoga Journal's first annual Karma Yoga Award for his non-profit work with Yoga Inside Foundation. He has written for or been featured in Yoga Journal, Yoga International, Mantra, Elephant Journal, Yoga Teacher Magazine, New York Times, L.A. Times, and other media.