Meet the Organizers

This is the team behind The Yoga Markets. These are the badass folks who work hard for you in order to craft the ideal experience of bliss, connection, and deliciousness that is The Yoga Market.

Mark Lin

Event Coordinator, Webmaster Hackerman

Mark grew up as a timid, chubby, insecure kid who didn't realize just how much potential he had. When he hit college, he broke out of his shell with a vengeance. He was a international kung fu and tai chi competitor and a Chinese lion and dragon dance performer. After years of enduring the stresses of competition, he learned to put his ego and insecurities to rest when he discovered yoga and acroyoga. Yoga opened his throat chakra and taught him how to speak his own truth. Acroyoga taught him how to play and connect with others. Mark completed his 200-RYT at The Yoga Movement in Dallas, TX. He and his sister now teach acroyoga together as the @acrosiblins. He is also a web developer and cyber security ninja.

Lillian Lin

Event Coordinator, Purple Haired Badass

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.

Jake Kühler

Event Coordinator, Professional Ray of Sunshine

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.

Michael Cruz

Event Coordinator, Bendy Inversion Junkie

As a physical therapist and yoga teacher, Michael finds inspiration in the integration of the power of the breath with mindful movement to channel the fire that dwells within. He strongly believes every single person’s life story matters no matter what trauma and pain you have experienced in the past, and that by listening to and sharing these stories with one another, we allow each other to grow, and cultivate community through diversity. Michael completed his 200-hour yoga teacher training at the yoga movement in Dallas, TX in October 2017.

Arik Cardenas

Photographer, Vegan Bro

Arik Cardenas is a photographer from Oak Cliff, TX. He started getting serious about photography when his daughter was born 6 years ago. Since then he's traveled the world learning from some of the best photographers alive. He is a portrait and street photographer and also loves capturing yogis.

Meet the Founders

These are the founders of The Yoga Markets. These are the amazing folks who came up with the idea behind the event and established the precedent for future events.

Max Lowenstein

Event Founder, Gentle Acro-Giant

Max and Liz Lowenstein are AcroYoga teachers, yoga instructors, and Registered Dietitians. Max is an ACE-certified personal trainer with a Master’s in Clinical Nutrition and Liz has worked for over 6 years as a Nutrition Counselor and over 5 years as a Clinical Dietitian. Max & Liz travel all over the world teaching AcroYoga, yoga, and handstands at conventions, festivals, workshops, and mindfulness retreats. They organize retreats, workshops, and events across the world. When they are not traveling, Max and Liz teach weekly classes, privates, and lead yoga teacher trainings in Dallas, Texas. Media features include: Cosmopolitan, Mantra Magazine, Dallas Morning News, Fox4 News, News8, CW33, Ford commercial shoot, D magazine, Alo Yoga. Max and Liz use yoga and AcroYoga to facilitate inner change through a physical medium, all made possible by the shift inwards in perspective.

Liz Lowenstein

Event Founder, Meow-nificent Hand Balancer

Max and Liz Lowenstein are AcroYoga teachers, yoga instructors, and Registered Dietitians. Max is an ACE-certified personal trainer with a Master’s in Clinical Nutrition and Liz has worked for over 6 years as a Nutrition Counselor and over 5 years as a Clinical Dietitian. Max & Liz travel all over the world teaching AcroYoga, yoga, and handstands at conventions, festivals, workshops, and mindfulness retreats. They organize retreats, workshops, and events across the world. When they are not traveling, Max and Liz teach weekly classes, privates, and lead yoga teacher trainings in Dallas, Texas. Media features include: Cosmopolitan, Mantra Magazine, Dallas Morning News, Fox4 News, News8, CW33, Ford commercial shoot, D magazine, Alo Yoga. Max and Liz use yoga and AcroYoga to facilitate inner change through a physical medium, all made possible by the shift inwards in perspective.

Scoop Slyman

Event Coordinator, Perpetual Six Pack Ab Holder

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.