Mark Russell is a yoga teacher, yoga for sports specialist and Ironman distance triathlete.

He has competed in running races and triathlons since 2007, competing in every distance from 5k runs to full Ironman distance triathlons. Mark initially began practising yoga to stretch after long training sessions at the weekends. He was invited by his teachers to begin his own teacher training late in 2010. He spent a year studying the intricacies of the postures and the philosophy behind yoga.

Since completing his teacher training he spent a year studying sports specific yoga where he worked 1 to 1 with professional boxer Michael Roberts over a 10 week period. He is also regularly asked to work with the under-21 male Scottish hockey team. When he is not working with international teams, he has very popular classes in the Southside of Glasgow as well as with Glasgow Triathlon Club and the Bellahouston Road Runners.