Certified, YogaFit, Inc., Fitness First, Inc.; Yoga instructor, The GatewayYWCA (WS), The Fitness Center at Kernersville, Gold’s Gym (WS); residentyoga instructor, ABT Summer Intensive Program (@UNCSA)
Mark McCullough was born in Winston-Salem in 1962. He was a student at Bishop McGuiness High School, before graduating with a degree in Business Administration from Belmont Abbey College in 1984. He was employed by the Xerox Corporation for fifteen years, living/working in Washington DC, Dallas, and in Charlotte, where he later established his own painting company, M&S Painting Contractors, Inc. During 10 years as a successful commercial painting contractor, Mark began practicing yoga. He soon found that yoga eased the mental stress and physical aches-and-pains associated with the lines of work he had performed over the previous 25 years.
In 2010, McCullough established the Mobile Yoga Company, with the intention of bringing yoga to forward-thinking individuals and corporations, at their homes and places of business. His clientele includes the Orthopaedic Specialists of the Carolinas, NC Baptist Hospital, Bishop McGuiness High School (women’s basketball team), local churches affiliated with the Gramercy Research Group, as well as the New Mexico School for the Arts, and the National Dance Institute of New Mexico. Mark is currently an instructor at The Fitness Center at Kernersville, The Gateway YWCA, UNC School of the Arts, and Gold’s Gym. He is also the official yoga instructor for American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive Programs at UNCSA.
Mark’s teaching is predominantly influenced by the traditional Vinyasa style of yoga. His classes are intended for student practitioners of all levels and sports interests. He, himself, continues to take classes and attend workshops, whenever possible, in order to expand his knowledge of the physical and philosophical aspects of yoga, as well as other forms of gentle body conditioning. Mark is the co-founder, along with Christine Spizzo, of Studio Elevé.