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Mark Slater

Where were you born and where did you grow up?
Born in Alabama, grew up in Michigan. At this point, I have spent most of my life in Texas, though.

How long have you been practicing Bikram Yoga and what prompted you to take your first Bikram Yoga class?
I’ve been practicing since 2007. I decided to take my first Bikram Yoga class because of the intro special deal.

Why did you become an instructor and what aspects of Bikram Yoga have had the greatest effect on you?
The opportunity to become an instructor came to me at the perfect stage of my life. I love the discipline that the practice creates and requires.

What do you like to do when you are not in the yoga room?
Trying to figure out how to get back in the yoga room.

What is your favorite pose in the Bikram series and why?
Favorite pose is Standing Separate Leg Stretching because of where it is in the sequence. It is a point where your heart is pounding, you are sweating profusely, and you feel like you want a break. Every class is a battle whether to give 100% or take it easy in the posture.

What advice would you give to any new student?
Come back tomorrow. You are in the right place.