Matthew first discovered yoga in his teens, practicing with his mother, but it was only once into his 30's that he came back to yoga as a partner practice to rock climbing. He soon realised, as many do, that as well as being an excellent discipline in its own right to help those who have limited mobility and fitness, yoga can also provide huge benefits to many other exercise regimes and this sparked his interest in yoga for climbers, runners, skiers, dancers, movers, gymnasts, and many other activities.
He trained to be a yoga teacher with Mark Freeth and Anna Robertshaw-Freeth at The Freestyle Yoga Project, choosing that particular teacher training course because of its no nonsense approach to yoga and movement, and is a Registered Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals.
His yoga style is down to earth, practical, physical, straightforward. His classes are mindful but not spiritual, welcoming and accessible to everyone regardless of your belief or spirituality. You'll learn about alignment, balance, strength and flexibility, and how to work with your own body in the way that's most beneficial to you. Expect support and encouragement, and hands on adjustments if that's something that will help your practice. Come with an open mind and bags of enthusiasm!