Yoga instructor Matt Giordano gives credit to an influential figure from his teenage years–his high school art teacher– for sparking within him the curiosity and tenacity that eventually led him to yoga. It was Eileen Walk who told Giordano: “You are not allowed to say ‘I can’t.’ You must rephrase to a question: ‘How?'”

That inquisitive and unrelenting spirit laid the foundation for Matt to begin a devoted yoga practice. When coupled with his passion to understand the physics and subtle alignment of the body, Matt’s dharma as a teacher came into focus.

Originally from Sea Cliff, Long Island, Giordano spent seven years developing his teaching style living in Manhattan, where he taught at local studios (Pure NYC, Equinox). Matt now travels internationally to teach his signature technique based style of yoga, educating yoga students on how to use their body in a profound and life changing way. Well-known for his ability to guide students deeply into postures with his refined attention to detail and precise action cues, Giordano is an adept guide for all-levels students at festivals, workshops and in his weekly studio classes. His study of biomechanics and integrative mind-body techniques informs his teaching, as he draws upon wisdom from traditions of yoga, martial arts (Aikido and Tae Kwan Do), acrobatics, AcroYoga and Thai Yoga Massage. In the end, Matt inspires a humble confidence, allowing students to find ease while expanding the edge of their comfort zones.
As Giordano helps make AcroYoga a household name, the media has taken notice; featuring him in Martha Stewart’s Whole LivingAlignyoYoga Dork and on LIVE! With Kelly and Michael. Events the world over are allowing countless students the opportunity to practice with Matt. No one misses the action, as his growing digital content (YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook) has become another platform for Matt to share delight, technique and even the occasional appearance of his dog Tito, a Papillon and heart-melting super yogi.

“Matt leads his class with a sweet-tempered authority, encouraging students to seek within themselves – and smile while doing it.” –alignyo.com

Nothing fulfills me more than witnessing people courageously expand their body, mind, and soul. Whether a person walks in ready to celebrate life or is seeking such inspiration, I hope that they leave feeling peaceful in their heart and empowered in their spirit.” – Matt Giordano

 


 

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  1. Hey Matt,
    Just discovered your site via Yoga Dudes and I love it! Sounds like you have an incredible practice and teaching style. Those photos are awesome, too 🙂

    Anyway, wanted to reach out because I run a Bikram yoga blog at Alive in the Fire (www.aliveinthefire.blogspot.com) and am running a series on men who practice yoga right now. Would LOVE to have you submit your story! See here for details and I hope to hear from you soon!
    http://aliveinthefire.blogspot.com/2010/12/focus-forward-friday-share-your-story.html

    Namaste,
    Rachel

  2. Matt is an incredible teacher, a humble fellow and takes care to keep his students safe and aligned in their practice. I work with Matt at Pure Yoga, and I am thrilled for his success and presence in our community.
    xo Karen

  3. Matt I’m so excited to have found you! I took A LOT of classes at wanderlust but yours really blew my mind and awakened my body in a new way. Your specific cues and attention to detail were superb. I can’t believe the way you got me into things I didn’t know I could do. I love your sincerity and sense of humor, and only wish I could study with you more! You totally inspired me, thank you thank you
    ~Namaste~

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