Matt Eshleman (, ERYT500) came to yoga already having completed several years of graduate study in clinical neuropsychology. Already familiar with Western medical science, trained in anatomy, and fueled by a strong interest in Taoist and Buddhist philosophy, his introduction to yoga changed his life’s direction. He trained first in the Ashtanga Vinyasa system developed by Larry Schultz, founder of It’s Yoga. In 2004 he met Paul Grilley, and has since been primarily influenced by Paul’s teachings of Yin Yoga, functional anatomy, and meditation. Drawing further from Paul’s teachers Paulie Zink and Dr. Motoyama, Matt integrates these studies into what can best be called Taoist Yoga. Also a student/practitioner of martial arts and the therapeutic healing arts of Thai yoga bodywork, Reiki, and Acro-Yoga, he brings to his teachings a very practical knowldege of the physical and energetic systems of the body. Matt is the director of teacher training at You Do Yoga.