Marek has a variety of backgrounds. He grew up in communist Czechoslovakia (later Czech Republic) where he studied puppetry, improvisation and drama education. It was then when he started to be interested in somatic healing, body and mind connection and finding freedom through embodied expression. Later after moving into the US in 2001 , he got a counseling degree and began working as a somatic psychotherapist. He became fascinated with the practice of Focusing and completed his Focusing Teacher Certification. Focusing became a framework for his psychotherapy practice, currently in Greenfield MA.
Later on he encountered the dancing community and discovered contact improvisation form of dance. This opened new ways for him to work with bodily energy and to explore how dancing improvisation can contribute to healing stuck emotional energy.
From there it was only a step away to become a dance facilitator and DJ in 2012 and to start working with energy of music and its impact on the body, connection to one self and to others.
Since then his journey as a DJ and workshop facilitator led him to creating healing workshops and dance events across the US as well as internationally. Some of his beloved places that he likes to visit and create events is Vancouver BC, island Ometepe Nicaragua, Portland OR, and of course his homeland - Prague.
Currently he co-creates regular ecstatic dance events with his team in Northampton (Pollinate Dance) and Boston ( I-Opener Ecstatic Dance and Vortex Ecstatic Dance )