About me

Marco Pino
Hi, I'm Marco

Dear reader, welcome and thank you for stopping by my blog. I'm Marco Pino and I'm very happy to share with you my path to yoga.

I'm an international meditation and yoga teacher and a permanent yoga student. I'm passionate about meditation, yoga, traveling, and blogging about my path.

I was born and raised in Ecuador. I'm addicted to my iPhone, which I use extensively to record my path in pictures and videos, and maybe one day I'll learn to play the electric guitar like Jimmy Hendrix :-)

What do you offer?

I teach moving meditation (hatha yoga), sitting-still meditation (dhyana yoga), and mindfulness.

I teach meditation following the teachings of the Himalayan masters and based on Patanjali yoga sutras.

When teaching classical hatha yoga my emphasis is on breath awareness, paying attention to the inner feelings, state of mind, and body sensations to keep the mind focused and present.

I like to combine my interest in strength training and meditation to teach a meditative class but physically challenging to develop core strength, endurance, and stamina.

As a retreat host and teacher, my aim is to provide unforgettable experiences that leave not only great memories but also new life skills to help manage stress, and anxiety, improve health, and increase focus and performance in all areas.

To get a feeling of how I think and what I stand for you can read:

What is this blog about?

My purpose is to inspire you to follow your own path by sharing my path with you, and to give you life-changing tips that I've learned from the teachings of the ancient yogis.

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Why do you blog?

I feel passionate about blogging and about sharing my path. I love every aspect of blogging, the writing, and the technical part. Today it has become part of my sadhana and my dharma. I learn by writing and I write about whatever I've learned.

What do you blog about?

I blog pretty much about everything that I encounter on my path:

  • My experiences as a nomad yoga teacher
  • Travel tips from places I've visited
  • Interviews with great yoga teachers
  • Inspiring articles related to yoga, meditation, and personal growth
  • News about my upcoming yoga retreats, and more

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More about me

My spiritual journey started a long time ago, as a little kid in school who didn't pay attention to class but who was rather constantly lost in his own thoughts about what is real and what is unreal.

I discovered the yogic path when I read for the first time The Bhagavad Gita, back in 1999. This sacred text literally changed my life.

Soon after I joined a yoga school in Ecuador where I learned meditation and where I established a daily meditation practice, following the tradition of Paramahansa Yogananda.

Fast forward to the future...

In April 2010 I quit my corporate job in Europe to focus on my spiritual path. Since then I have spent most of my time in India practicing and studying every aspect of yoga.

I did my first Yoga TTC in 2010 at the Sivananda Ashram in Kerala, and since then a few other trainings followed.

My intention was not to become a yoga teacher but to do an immersion program to learn as much as I could about the whole system of yoga.

I also wanted to use hatha yoga to strengthen and purify my body and mind, as an aid for my daily meditation practice which I had started long before that.

Soon after doing my yoga trainings I realized that teaching is also part of my sadhana (spiritual practice) and my dharma (righteous duty) so today I teach meditation and classical hatha yoga around the world.

Since 2010 I've been living a nomadic lifestyle. I have spent most of my time in India but I have also been living in Nepal, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, the US, and Europe.

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