Mark & Anna

Balfe-Taylor

Founders, The Irie Agency

Mark Balfe-Taylor

E-RYT 500

Mark became certified in 2005 and has been teaching ever since. Mark has been lucky enough to travel while sharing his love of teaching and has taught in Hong Kong, South Korea, Canada and a variety of places within the U.S. Mark then went on to develop the yoga program and teacher training program for a national fitness franchise – TruFusion.

In the beginning, Mark was obsessed with ‘Hot Yoga’ and taught a variety of heated styles including Bikram, Moksha(now Modo), Baron Baptiste Power Flow and diversified into teaching Yin. Trained in Trigger Point Therapy Roller technique, Mark developed a class series for TruFusion called YinFused where rollers are integrated into the yoga practice. Mark blended a love of hot yoga with Yin to make this style more accessible to a wider range of people. Since that time, the heated Yin class, known as TruYin, has become a hugely popular staple for many.

Mark and his wife Anna both enjoy sharing their love of the practice of yoga, no matter the style. Mark would consider himself to be a non-traditional yogi, a modernist, pushing the boundaries of the practice and employing various methods to integrate it into more lives.

Yoga Education/Certifications:

2005 Bikram Yoga Certification (Fall), 2008 Recertification in Acapulco.

2009 Moksha Yoga Training (now Modo)

2010 Baron Baptiste Power Vinyasa

2010 Doug Swenson Siddhana Chi Vinyasa

2015 Jennifer Wolfe Pregnancy Vinyasa

2015 Paulie Zink Yin Training

2015 FlyGym (Aerial Yoga Training)

2017 Addie De Hilster Yin Training

2020 Bernie Clarke Yin training

2020 Rocky Heron Yoga Sequencing

2020 Doug Keller History & Philosophy

2020 Tiffany Cruikshank Anatomy

2020 Yoga Nidra

Fitness Education Training:

TRX (Group), TRX (Private)

Trigger Point Therapy Roller (Marc Coronel), Trigger Point Therapy Roller (Roy TRX)

Led Trainings (200 RYT):

2011 Vegas Hot Intensive

2012 Vegas Hot Intensive

2013 Vegas Hot Intensive

2015 TruFusion Intensive

2016 TruFusion Intensive

2017 TruFusion Intensive

2017 TruFusion Fitness Yoga

2018 TruFusion Intensive

2018 TruFusion Fitness Yoga

2019 TruFusion Intensive

2019 Trufusion Fitness Yoga

2020 TruFusion Intensive (Zoom/Covid)

2020 TruFusion Fitness Yoga (Oct 2-Dec 6th)

YACEP Led Trainings:

2017, 2018, 2019 Aerial Fly-Gym

2018 Restorative - Yin + Trigger Point Therapy

Anna Balfe-Taylor 

Dancer Extraordinare & RYT 200

Anna has taught yoga since 2015 across a range of styles and is adept at many with an unparalleled ability as a consequence of her life as an esteemed dancer. Anna’s dance background includes dancing for Crazyhorse in Paris, Forty Deuce, and Cirque de Soleil’s Zumanity.

Teaching is not just about running sequences to Anna, she wants and needs to feel the connection. The more active styles Anna teaches are rewarding because she enjoys pushing people to their limits. She had been trained that way for most of her life. When it comes to Yin, Anna opens herself up to building relationships within the framework of the class that she misses from her dancing days.

Authentic, real and humble, Anna will create the setting you need to explore your body and connect to your true nature, whilst vibing out to her taste of music and ambience, and her in depth knowledge of what can be done with the body.

You can find Anna teaching a range of yoga classes and fitness classes across  the Las Vegas valley at TruFusion, 103 Pilates & Yoga, and Vegas Hot.

Dance Background:

Classical Ballet

Contemporary Dance

Burlesque

Fitness Trainings:

Hot Pilates

Bootcamp

Barre

Pole

Silks (Aerial)

Kettlebell

Mat Pilates

Yoga Education/Certifications:

2015 RYT 200 TruFusion Intensive

2015 Flygym - Aerial Yoga

2015 Paulie Zink Yin training

2017 Addie de Hilster Yin Training

2018 YACEP - Restorative with MBT

2020 Bernie Clarke Yin Training

Curated Fitness Programs:

TruFusion - TruFit Flow

TruFusion - Aerial Yoga

 

 


Training Modules

 

Mark's direct & precise approach to training prepares you comprehensively for your first teaching experience! 

Looking to continue your yoga and fitness education? Look no further- The Irie Agency is your one-stop-shop for all trainings and developments. 

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