Matt has been a dedicated practitioner of yoga and meditation for almost a decade, and received his formal teaching qualifications in Himalayan Hatha Yoga and Meditation from the Yogi Ashokanada School in 2016 and 2017 respectively.
Both qualifications are fully accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals.
His physical teaching style has developed from the Himalayan Hatha Yoga tradition, and is adapted and modified according to the needs and capacities of his students.
His meditation teachings originate from the core, traditional teachings of yogic meditation and include an adept understanding of the subtle, energetic anatomy of the human body.
Matt holds full public liability insurance.
"Matt leads a practice that is both meditative and motivating. He uses his extensive knowledge to make a challenging session manageable, suitable for beginners and experts alike, and I feel both physically elated (and 'good tired'), while mentally rejuvenated after every practice... which always ends with a wonderfully and deeply relaxing savasana. I would heartily recommend Matt's practices to all."
D ~ United Kingdom
"Like many people across the world, I've had a tough time during the last year with mental health, exhaustion and burn-out. Matt has been a lifesaver and has taught me meditation techniques that keep me grounded when I feel overwhelmed and out of control and have helped me to feel good again.
Words are not enough to express the gratitude I have for having connected with Matt. I feel that he genuinely cares about his students, and has tailored my weekly sessions as needed to help me deal with my current challenges."
L ~ New Zealand
"Matthew is an incredibly attentive teacher, with an in-depth understanding of asana, meditation and yogic philosophy. His attention to detail and ability to guide us (his students), to find our own internal space within our practice is inspiring. He is, quite simply, a pure light existing to encourage others to shine."
M ~ United Kingdom
"Matt was recommended to me by a friend who had attended one of his retreats. I had not tried yoga before, but immediately I was totally inspired by him and his way of teaching. Matt teaches with a lot of motivation and love. I am always very grateful for what he gives me.
Since I've been doing yoga, I no longer have problems with my neck, I feel better physically and am more flexible. I have also changed a lot on a mental level. I have become much more relaxed and have reduced many fears and blockages. I wholeheartedly recommend to everyone to start yoga with Matt."
R ~ Germany
"I have had the pleasure of practicing yoga with Matt both on-line and in-person at Aya House. His classes are welcoming and accessible to all no matter what your previous yoga experience. I feel truly blessed to have Matt in my life!"
D ~ United Kingdom
"In Matt I have found a brilliant and professional yoga teacher - after each session, I feel full of peaceful energy in my body and my mind. I am always looking forward to my next class with Matt."
B ~ Switzerland
"Such a beautiful soul with a wonderful energy, shared in every class. Wonderfully guided classes, whether it's an energetic flow or a centering meditative session... and classes filled with lovely souls too. Book now!"
R ~ United Kingdom
"When I first booked a lesson with Matt, of course I had a slightly sceptical view about his teaching skills. As a teacher trainer, lecturer and educational specialist, so I always have notes for people who teach; I see it as a occupational hazard. But my word, no notes for Matt!
I can sincerely say that I never met a more natural teacher than Matt. His instructions are clear, his attitude light and serious at the same time. Great use of humour and able to connect on a deep personal level. One of the best teachers I've experienced. I can't recommend him highly enough."
R ~ The Netherlands
"I began regular meditation classes with Matt in 2020 during the lockdown in Germany, and I can honestly say that I wouldn’t have made it through the challenging years of pandemic without these weekly sessions. I had never attended a meditation class before, and Matt made it very easy for me from the very beginning to always feel comfortable and relaxed. Since practising with Matt, meditation has become an integral part of my daily morning routine.
I can also recommended his yoga and meditation retreats in the Canary Islands, which I recently attended. Matt is a perfect host, a truly passionate teacher and an inspiring conversationalist who absolutely loves what he does and always takes care that everything is well prepared and everyone feels safe and welcome. Those four days at Aya House were both a blessing and a very healing experience for me and I can’t wait to book another retreat with him again soon!"
F ~ Germany