Matt discovered yoga around 2000 and after a number of years of attending regular yoga classes, workshops and ashram visits he then left a career in civil engineering to follow a career path in yoga and massage because these modalities had such a beneficial and profound effect for him in helping him to start the journey of re-connection with himself.

His desire to learn and teach yoga took him to India a number of times and he completed his teacher training in Satyananda Yoga in 2009 and his business, Sravan Yoga & Massage Therapy began. Matt operated a successful business on the Central Coast for 8 years and his areas of work included; yoga, kids yoga, family yoga, corporate yoga, remedial massage and office chair massage. He then moved to Byron Bay in 2017 with his family to start a new chapter and he arrived for the opening of Bamboo Yoga and joined Mark Purser as a business partner. This business became a successful boutique studio.

Matt has faced some big challenges as many of us have. He injured his back in 2007  with a disc bulge whilst in India, which he has learnt to manage with regular massage, stretching and strengthening. The bigger challenge, which has been the most difficult for Matt, has been dealing with addiction and deeper psychological and emotional issues. Matt spent many years trying to find a solution but true recovery only started in 2015 when he discovered the work of Scott Kiloby and he visited the Kiloby Centre for Recovery in California. Matt has been able to start to find real freedom from addiction by working on the underlying emotional and mental issues and in the process reconnecting to his true inner essence. He is now a trained facilitator in the Kiloby Inquiries (KI).

Over the years Matt has delved into various modalities and therapies which have helped him to grow and evolve but have also shown him some of the pitfalls that can occur.  Some of the modalities and teachings that have shaped and influenced Matt include; Vipassana Meditation, Re-birthing (cathartic breath-work), hydrotherapy, Alexander Technique, Louise Hays, Abraham Hicks, psychology and psychotherapy, and more recently the work of Peter Levine, Scott Kiloby and Dr Gabor Mate.

Matt lives with his partner and two young daughters in Brunswick Heads where he is enjoying living in a wonderful and alternative part of the world. He is greatly looking forward to a new phase in his work as a yoga therapist, body-worker, KI facilitator and addiction recovery specialist.

Yoga
  • In the process of becoming a certified KI facilitator (somatic inquiry), 2020.
  • Graduate Certificate in Yoga Therapy, Enlightened Events 2019 (690 hours)
  • Diploma in Yoga Teacher Training, Satyananda Yoga Academy, Mangrove Mtn, 2009
  • Certificate in Yogic Studies, Bihar School of Yoga, India 2006
  • Yoga for Children Teacher Training (20 hours), Zenergy Yoga 4 Kids, 2010
  • Level 2 yoga teacher registered with Yoga Australia (No.1507)

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Massage
  • Diploma in Remedial Massage, School Of Integrated Body Therapy, 2008
  • Myofascial I Certificate, School Of Integrated Body Therapy, 2009
  • Craniosacral 4 day workshop, School Of Integrated Body Therapy, 2008
  • Physio Aide trained & clinical experience, 2012-2017
  • Member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (No. 21732)

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Other
  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate & CPR
  • Reiki I (2009) & Reiki II (2010) in the Ushi Shiki Ryoho tradition
  • B.E. Civil engineering, U.T.S. Sydney, 1995

Continuing Professional Development.

Matt is committed to ongoing professional training and personal development. Ongoing professional development is a requirement for his accreditation with both Yoga Australia and ATMS.

Business and Insurance Details

Sravan Yoga & Massage Therapy is a Registered Business in Australia and Matt is sole trader ABN: 152 450 81295.

Matt and his Yoga and Massage work is fully insured for Professional Indemnity ($5 M) & Public and Products liability ($20 M).