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Below you will find blogs and videos to support your practice. You can also use the search bar if you have something specific you are looking for. Should you have any requests please feel free to submit them using the comment form at the bottom. These videos are meant to support your growth as a yogi, and help you to look inward to better understand your body. Every body is unique, and its important to acknowlege that some of these techniques might unlock tremendous freedom, while other may not be suitable. Please be mindful as you explore, and if you are ever unclear on whether or not something will be good for you please see a specialist to help guide you properly into your body. Thank you for practicing with me, enjoy the videos!
Flip Dog Dilemma – 3 Shoulder Actions for Wild Thing. Is the popular yoga pose “FLIP DOG” worth it? If you practice or have been to a modern vinyasa or power yoga class than you know that flip dog is a popular posture that is called out somewhere toward…
SAMADHI Dissolving into the state of oneness.SamadhiSamadhiSamadhi is the experience we have when the mind realizes the totality of itself - that it is one part of an infinitely grander whole. Using an analogy from one of my teachers, Alan Finger – Consiousness is...
FLYING PIGEON Key Actions to Balance in Flying Pigeon PoseFlying pigeonFlying Pigeon: BalanceFlying Pigeon is an exceptionally challenging pose for several reasons, strength, balance, flexibility for starters. Learning to balance on the hands requires tremendous...
COMPASS POSE 3 KEY TECHNIQUES TO INCREASE FLEXIBILITYCOMPASSTechnique Makes everything EasierTechnique is like following an instructional guide that your body celebrates upon reading. The body, like all things in nature has a certain timing that when followed will...
Dissolve Thought, Emotion and Behavioral Patterns Does your family put your spiritual practice to the test? Have you been making leaps and bounds through your yoga or meditation practice - feeling better day to day, learning to take a breath in the challenging...
Life's Little Secret What is Spanda Spanda is one of the foundational teachings from the ancient tantric philosophies - to be clear I am referring to the yoga traditions not the modern westernized term for sexual practices. Spanda refers to the pulse of the universe,...
THE BIG DECISIONYou are likely here because you have been considering taking your 200-hour training but you aren't sure if its right for you, what you will learn, who you should take it with, or where you should go to take it. It is a big decision and a commitment...
A.C.TDeep inside every one of us exists a desire to be the best we can be during this short time that we have here in this life. It may be covered up by insecurities, shame, guilt, or the business of our day to day lives. You owe it to yourself to live a life that...
OUTER HIP STRENGTH AND FLEXIBILITY FOR THE LOW BACK AND S.I. JOINT THE LOW BACK AND S.I. JOINTLow back pain, or S.I. Joint instability are quite common for many people and the cause seems to be a mystery. What most people done realize is that pain is usually the...
Is your foundation Strong? Setting the foundation of any posture is arguably the most important step you can take aside from breathing of course, which you can simply consider a part of the foundation. You probably have heard me talk about the foundation of arm...
Triangle Pose Triangle pose is an iconic posture in yoga that has tremendous benefits for increasing hip range of motion by creating more flexibility of the hamstrings and adductors (inner thigh muscles). There are several potential strength benefits that triangle...
Find Your Seat 3 Ways to Sit without Knee, Hip or Back Pain!Find Your Seat While the deep benefits of seated meditation are known to and have been experienced by many, there are people the world over who find the practice to be inaccessible for the simple reason that...
Move better, feel better Strengthening our Foundation Walking on the streets of some of my favorite European cities, I took note of how tired the muscles of my feet and lower legs were. Although I consider myself to be a rather in shape human being, during the winter...
A Different Approach to StretchingStretching the hamstrings provides many benefits - including my personal favorite, low back relief! In the pursuit of flexibility, many of us accidentally go too far in our practice. It can be challenging to gauge where our limits...
Why STretching your hips might cause knee pain Pigeon Pose is one of the most widely beloved postures in the yoga practice across a multitude of styles. This is for good reason. However, the issue I see most often with this posture is that it comes with little...
Why Get Stronger? Chaturanga is one of the most repeated poses in the modern yoga practice, and it happens to be one of the most challenging on the shoulders. It is highly beneficial to take a look at the mechanics of the posture. I have been studying this posture for...
Should I Engage my Buttocks in a Backbend?In the yoga world, there are many opinions on alignment, and what muscles "should" or "should not" be engaged. One of the common questions I get is, "Should I engage my buttocks in Wheel pose or bridge pose?" I decided it's...
Should You "Relax Your Shoulders" away from your ears? In my previous blog, "The Yoga Cue That Could Be Destroying Your Shoulders", I explained how taking the arms up overhead while dropping our shoulders down our back could be a recipe for shoulder impingement. Many...
"Relax your shoulders" There probably isn't a single yoga teacher out there, myself included, who hasn't used the verbal cue “relax your shoulders away from the ears”. This cue can be totally innocent and helpful to point out unconscious patterns related to...
The Secret is Simple Finding ease in arm balances can seem like a mystery, and it can be frustrating to figure them out while struggling to breath in positions that feel constricting. The secret to arm balances is simple, but it is not always easy to put into...
Targeted Strength Most who practice yoga have come to realize that the practice requires a certain physical strength that doesn't necessarily coincide with the image of strength in our head. Every yogi has seen ta physically in shape gym goer walk in to a yoga...
Intentional Practice For many years I split my yoga asana practice in to two parts, on one side I dedicated my learning to the therapeutic qualities and on the other side advancing my practice. It was a while before I realized that they were one in the same and...
Three Ways In Headstand is a powerful pose, typically referred to as the King of the Yoga Asanas (poses). While the gurus and masters have long been preaching the importance of headstand, modern day anatomist often caution against it. Physically speaking my personal...
#1 Tip to Advance Your Yoga Practice dharana Leads to Mastery There are multiple reasons why we practice asana (the physical practice of yoga), but most of us would agree that the primary one is that we feel better afterwords. Asana offers us an opportunity to...
Recommended Classes & Courses
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Learn the techniques that make Handstand fun, easy and accessible! This collection of the top 12 most effective exercises will make you rethink how you approach handstand and what is possible.
In this workshop you will practice specific techniques to open your hips, finding greater rang of motion and freedom. Each action in the body is carefully layered and clearly articulated to provide you with success.
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IS THIS TOO ADVANCED FOR ME?
Matt specializes in teaching ALL Levels yoga practices, providing modifications, and options throughout each class. These immersions are suitable for anyone with as little as 1-3 months yoga practice or more. You do not need to have a regular practice, nor do you need to be flexibly or strong. First time yogis are welcomed so long as you have no major injuries. Each class focuses on a different yoga pose in order to gain a greater understanding of our body within the asana practice.
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