Birmingham, Royal Oak, & West Bloomfield
After a tumultuous relationship, Matt’s yoga journey began with some heartbreak. This caused Matt to dedicate his life to healing the minds, bodies and souls of the world through his love of yoga.
Love is a funny thing, isn’t it? A wise man once said, it is better to have love and lost. Those words have proven true for Matt.
It is not uncommon for people to turn to yoga during times of personal turmoil or adversity. Broken hearts, broken bodies; physical illness, injuries and mental illness; addiction, stress, and anxiety---many a broken human walk through the studio door every day. Some seek peace of mind, some seek spiritual healing, others seek physical betterment, increased flexibility and strength. But at the end of the day, they all share something powerful in common---a desire to become the best version of themselves.
As both a teacher and a lifelong student of yoga, Matt understands that each of his students comes to the mat each for a unique and special reason. He embraces every individual journey and makes it his purpose to get to know each and every beautiful soul that enters the studio.
Not unlike a big, lovable golden retriever---Matt’s style of teaching is uniquely playful and adventurous. It’s not unusual to hear giggling from the studio when Matt is teaching. He knows that life is serious and that shit happens, but also encourages his students not to take themselves too seriously on the mat. The first person to admit to his own imperfections, Matt encourages his students to seek physical progress rather than physical perfection. Acceptance is the name of the game. Yoga isn’t about looking perfect in a pose. Yoga isn’t about winning. There is no finish line, there is no trophy. Yoga is a lifelong practice.