Marek is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Certified Yoga Therapist, Pancha Karma Clinician, and Licensed Massage Therapist, with over two decades of clinical and teaching experience in his successful private practice Living Alchemy Healthcare, college and private school venues. He is a graduate of The Ayurvedic Institute of Albuquerque, N.M. under the guidance of Dr. Vasant Lad with the most comprehensive training available in the US. This training is reinforced with two years of clinical internship under Dr. Alakananda Devi of Alandi Ayurvedic Gurukula specializing in Internal Medicine, Clinical Pancha Karma, Digestive Disorders, Women / Men’s Health, and Chronic Pain Management.
His Practice is the culmination of decades of education and clinical care integrating Ayurvedic Medicine, Therapeutic Yoga and Medical Massage experience with diverse clients ranging from athletes to the chronically ill. His passion is helping clients understand and integrate Western and Eastern approaches under the umbrella of Ayurveda by working in alliance with Medical Practitioners. Marek draws from a firm therapeutic training and teaching of Ayuryoga, Viniyoga, and Iyengar approaches as a yoga therapist creating individualized healing and practice routines. From extensive training and educating in advanced Neuromuscular, Myofascial, and craniosacral therapies his approach to clinical /medical and rehabilitative massage combines the best in evidence based and skillful manual therapies. He draws from the full spectrum of Ayurvedic pancha karma therapies to unwind deep seated tension and toxins while soothing the spirit.
Integrating these approaches under Ayurveda, Marek attends to the needs of all levels of body, mind, and spirit with individualized herbal, dietary, lifestyle, detoxification, and rejuvenation programs. He has been described by long term clients as “sensitive, respectful, compassionate and having the hands and heart of a true healer.”
As a professional educator he was the Director and Lead Instructor of the Associate Degree of Therapeutic Massage at AB-TECH Community College (2008-2017), currently Core Teaching Faculty at SUBTLE YOGA Yoga Therapist Trainings, and Core Teaching Faculty for Asheville School of Yoga and Massage‘s Ayurvedic Wellness Councilor Program. A decade of college level and private school teaching contributes to his effective, comprehensive, passionate presentations inspiring students to love and value their education and choice of serving through the art of healing.
Marek has spent over seven years travelling in the Far East studying with master teachers in the fields of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Therapeutic Massage and is deeply knowledgeable of Buddhist, and Hindu traditions of spirituality and the healing arts. He has over 26 years of experience of mindfulness / tantric meditation practice and guidance in personal and private practice.