Matt discovered yoga around the year 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.

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 Sravan Yoga & Massage therapy was founded. Matt operated a successful business providing yoga, kids yoga and massage on the Central Coast for 8 years and then he moved to Byron Bay with his family to start a new chapter.

Matt has faced some big challenges as most of us do. He injured his back in 2007  with a disc bulge whilst in India, which he has learnt to manage with regular massage & stretching. The bigger challenge, which has been the most difficult for Matt has been dealing with addiction and deeper psychological issues. Matt spent many years trying to find a solution but true recovery started in 2015 when he discovered the work of Scott Kiloby and he visited the Kiloby addiction treatment centre 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 which has given him a sense of wholeness which has been missing for much of his life.

Matt lives with his partner and two young daughters in Mullumbimby where he is enjoying living on acreage and beginning a new phase in his work as a yoga therapist, body-worker and addiction treatment therapist.

Yoga
  • 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).