Hallo. Bonjour. 你好. Hola.
My name is Mark Das.
Born in the land of clogs and windmills (the Netherlands), I’ve had an unstoppable passion for movement for as long as I can remember.
Picking up baseball at the age of 6, I eventually found my way to martial arts as a teenager, which led me to China where I lived as a monk for a year studying kung fu at the illustrious Shaolin monastery.
It was there that a powerful seed was planted: the idea that breath is the bridge between mind and body, and that when the two come together, the stillness and freedom experienced through movement are nothing less than exhilarating, and over time, truly transformative.
Enlivened by this new insight and ready to explore more of the human body’s potential, I returned to Europe, where I transitioned into an intensified calisthenics and gymnastics practice. As a gymnast, I discovered that alignment is the key to achieving challenging and precise movement patterns.
The foundation had been set for what was to come, most unexpectedly.