About Mark Van Buren:
Mark Van Buren is a Mindful Living Trainer, yoga/meditation instructor, personal trainer, and musician, that has been promoting health and wellness for over a decade. He writes articles on meditation and yoga for My Yoga Online, Gaiam TV and more recently, Elephant Journal. He has run dozens of workshops and retreats all over the tri-state area, and has been asked to speak at numerous colleges including Columbia, Montclair State, and Bergen Community. A handful of yoga studios have already opened their doors to his message, allowing him to give talks and run guided meditations and retreats.
He has worked extensively with children and adults with autism and other special needs, and even released two solo albums, based on his inward journey through meditation, under the band name “Seeking the Seeker.”
Van Buren holds a Bachelor of Arts in religious studies from Montclair State University and two Associate Degrees from Bergen Community College in exercise science and music. He is currently the owner and head instructor of Live Free Yoga Studio in River Edge, NJ (www.livefree4life.com), and in recent years a bestselling author.
What inspires you to write?
The wish to liberate all beings from suffering through the ancient practices of mindfulness and meditation.
Tell us about your writing process.
I like to relax my mind, and let the ideas flow through my fingers. I just let typing happen and go back later to see what came out!
What advice would you give other writers?
Write what you’re passionate about, then it is no longer work!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
A good friend of mine owns Bryce Cullen Publishing, a small company that does fantastic work. He convinced me to go with him!
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
People will continue to write books. It’s possible hard copies may eventually disappear (but I’m hoping not!).
What do you use?: Professional Editor
What genres do you write?: Self-Help, Religion/Spirituality, Personal Growth, Meditation, Health and Wellness
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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