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Mark Van Buren

Mark Van Buren is a yoga instructor, mindful living trainer and owner of Live Free Yoga Studio in Northern NJ. He has his bachelor's degree in Religious Studies from Montclair State University and has been practicing and teaching meditation for nearly a decade. Mark has done dozens of silent meditation retreats, ranging from 1-10 days, and even lived with monks and nuns for one whole month at a Chan Buddhist Center in NY. More recently he has become a best-selling author, publishing two books on meditation and mindful living - A Fool's Guide To Actual Happiness and Your Life IS Meditation: Buddhist-Inspired Stories and Reflections.

By Mark Van Buren