Born in Germany, Martin began his Yoga practice in 1993 when he moved to the U.S. His initial focus in Yoga was to cure his back pain stemming from scoliosis. To learn more about how to use Yoga for healing, he completed a 500 hr teacher training at the Iyengar IYISF in San Francisco. After a few years of practicing Iyengar and Ashtanga Yoga he met Zhander Remete, the founder of Shadow Yoga. In 2003, he opened Inner Heat Yoga, the first Shadow Yoga school in the Bay Area. After 6 years, Martin closed the school and moved to Europe for personal reasons.
Martin just moved back to the U.S. and settled down in Long Beach where he will teach regular classes, courses, and workshops. He is devoted to the classical teachings of hatha yoga, placing emphasis on clarity in intent and action to utilize this ancient tradition as a powerful tool for transformation and self-realization.