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Movement teacher, anatomy trainer, and author

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 an absolute love 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 an ashram in India, a Pilates Matwork Certification in LA, and a Thai yoga massage foundation course in Thailand. In 2022, he completed a Master of Science in Sport, Health, and Exercise science at Brunel University London, where he focused on exercise physiology and pain science. His master’s research centered on the impact of yoga teachers’ language on their clients.

 

Based in the UK since 2009, Matt teaches weekly classes online and in Buckinghamshire as well as leads the anatomy component of several teacher trainings, both nationally and internationally. He also offers CPD workshops to current teachers and mentoring to newer teachers.

 

Along with his colleague Dr Andrew McGonigle, Matt co-authored The Physiology of Yoga, which is an evidence-based exploration of how yoga affects the physiology of the various systems of the body.

About Matt