Matt has been a student of yoga since 2000 and is an internationally recognized teacher with 500+ hours of training. Based in San Francisco, he directs a Mysore program at The Mindful Body and teaches Vinyasa with Yoga Tree. He is a lifelong student of yoga philosophy (Hindu and Buddhist) and the shamanic traditions of Amazonia. These traditions inform and color his teachings on vinyasa and Ashtanga as taught by his root teachers, Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor.
In addition to studies with Richard and Mary and in Mysore, with Sharath and Pattabhi Jois, Matt has spent years Iyengar teachers and other therapeutic yoga methods. Of the numerous teachers and mentors he's had over the years Matt has been deeply inspired by Maty Ezraty, Chuck Miller, Dan Michael, Ramanand Patel, Gabriella Giubilaro, Rodney Yee, John Friend, and Dr. Robert Thurman.
His training also includes in-depth study of anatomy and long-term apprenticeship. He draws large classes and supports studentship at the highest level.
Matt is also a lifelong student of environmental science, ornithology, and religion, and he has a master’s degree in Anthropology from Stanford University. When Matt's not at the yoga studio, he likes to climb, travel, and birdwatch. He also operates Of the Field Photography, a company devoted to yoga portraiture, nature photography, and documenting the vital connections between humans and the environment.