In June 2011, the Jewish Yoga Network was represented at the Yoga World’s Day in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference brought together a group of representatives from international yoga organizations, including gurus and swamis from India, the Middle East, and across Europe.
Marcus addressed the conference with a talk entitled; The Yogic Art of War: Ahimsa vs Rodef Shalom:
Ahimsa, non-violence, is a cornerstone of yoga. Ancient Biblical wisdom teaches ‘Rodef Shalom’, being a ‘pursuer of peace’ and elsewhere it says ‘there is a time for peace and a time war’. Where do we go from here?
. He also addressed the 2000+ crowd at the Yoga World’s Day stadium with a blessing for global simcha and sukha; both words mean ‘joy’ – the first in Hebrew, the second in Sanskrit.