Anatomy trainer and movement teacher
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Matt was studying biology at university when he enrolled in a dance class upon the whimsical suggestion of a friend. Something changed in him during that first dance course: he discovered the joy of movement. He next enrolled in a yoga class and decided he wanted to study movement instead of biology.
Several years later, he completed a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from California State University Long Beach, a yoga teacher training at a Sivananda ashram in India, a Foundation Course with YogaFit, a Pilates Matwork Certification with Power Pilates and a Thai Yoga Massage Foundation Course with the Sunshine Network. Through his many years of dance training, he also studied and explored Contact Improvisation, Body-Mind Centering, Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals.
Based in the UK since 2009, Matt continues to teach yoga and movement. His classes are dynamic, challenging and un-rushed, with an emphasis on anatomy. He gives attention to body alignment while presenting the principles of yoga in a simple, down-to-earth way. He is a Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals, leading the anatomy component of several teacher training courses and providing mentoring and CPD workshops to current teachers.
In his anatomy studies, he has been lucky enough to study with Karen Clippinger, co-author of Pilates Anatomy, and Andrew McGonigle (DoctorYogi) who has acted as a mentor to him.
Having formerly danced professionally, Matt still has a strong yoga and movement practice which informs his teaching.
Matt is a proud father of two.