“The human body is designed for movement. When you’re able to move freely, effortlessly and in harmony with your environment, you experience joy and vitality on all levels of life.”
– Deepak Chopra, The 7 spiritual Laws of Yoga
Yoga teaching is Matt’s passion because it’s a way of life for him and it works! Matt believes yoga is very relevant in today’s busy world as it helps us find our centre and bring back balance on a physical, emotional and mental level. Practicing Yoga promotes good health & well-being by improving digestion and balancing the nervous system. You feel good by stretching and strengthening the body and it helps to calm the mind and improve mental clarity & focus.
Yoga classes with Matt consists of the following elements:
An ancient system of yoga devised to purify the body & mind and balance the flow of energy (prana) in the body. This will improve your flexibility, strength, immune system and mental focus. Matt’s practices and teaches a Hatha Flow style.
A traditional system of yoga taught by Satyananda Yoga Australia and Bihar School of Yoga (India) comprising; asana (postures), pranayama (breathing) & relaxation/meditation. This holistic approach provides something for the body, the mind and the soul.
This is a trademark of Satyananda Yoga and it is a guided relaxation practice done from a lying position which everyone can do! Nidra means sleep so this practice is a “yogic sleep” where the body and mind have complete rest allowing for rejuvenation, healing, and calming of the body & mind. Great for busy minds, fatigue and managing chronic illnesses.
Most of us spend so much time in the externalised state with our focus on everything around us which causes us to become overloaded and disconnected from our true inner being and nature. Meditation helps us understand who we are and how our mind works. Matt teaches traditional yoga meditation comprising body stillness and breath focus. He is moving more into the non-duality philosophy which is the foundation for his own practice and also for addiction recovery.
Other Yoga elements that you may find interesting/or of benefit include:
A simple practice in which warm saline water is poured in through one nostril and out the other resulting in cleansing of the entire nasal passage. This has a positive influence on the eyes, nasal passage, throat, and sinus ducts. People who suffer from congestion, hay fever, headaches, sinus troubles, throat/nasal infections, blocked noses are likely to greatly benefit from this practice.
Yoga digestive cleanse
An intestinal washing practice that uses asanas (postures) and the consumption of warm salty water resulting in the purging of the entire digestive tract. This is highly beneficial for those who suffer constipation or irregular bowel movement. On an energetic level it clears blockages and boosts prana (life force energy) which we can all do with.
“We are what we eat” holds very true and Matt knows the great benefit of consuming food that is wholesome and easy to digest. Yogic cooking is a vegetarian based diet that utilizes fresh produce along with grains, pulses and Indian spices. If you have gluten intolerance and allergies then this cuisine is great for you!
Matt conducts cooking workshops which are hands-on and heaps of fun – contact for more info.