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Testimonials

You are the centre of our Universe.

 

What you say and feel matters so much to The Bearded Naked Yogi team.

We are humbled to be able to do this work and reviews like these

make it all worthwhile…

"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. 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 Spain, 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 - I can’t wait to book another retreat with him again soon!"

F ~ Germany

"I'm so glad a came across Matt's yoga classes. The classes are well-balanced, and for me they are absolutely approachable and at the same time challenging enough. A great way to connect mind and body to each other. Matt leads these classes beautifully, and his voice carries you into a space of inner peace and joy. Even though these classes are online, I really feel seen by Matt, as he validates everyone who is joining his classes! I absolutely recommend his classes and I hope I'll be able to practice with him for a very long time!"

V ~ Portugal

"Having been introduced to Matt as a yoga teacher via online classes, I found his classes both challenging and relaxing, clearly delivered with a lovely flow to the poses in each class.  Matt also conveys a sense of calmness and wellbeing in his delivery and I always come away from classes energised.  Having recently been able to attend one of his yoga retreats, practising yoga with Matt in person took my experience to a higher level.  I felt challenged, but always capable of completing his classes.  I came away feeling my focus and ability had developed enormously due to his expert tuition. 

I would thoroughly recommend practising with Matt."

T ~ United Kingdom

"When I heard Matt and Marc were running a retreat on Mallorca it was a no brainer to sign up. I’d met both guys before and putting their skills and gifts together for a six day retreat was a unique opportunity to immerse myself and get the most from these remarkable men. What an incredible and rewarding experience it was. The yoga sessions were considered, engaging, fun and suitably challenging; the food excellent; the sound baths relaxing; the venue wonderful; and the company of Matt, Marc and the other men nurturing and nourishing. I left relaxed, recharged and inspired and with lots of ideas for my own yoga practice - thank you."

 

M ~ United Kingdom 

"So I found Matt's classes online what can I say? Before I started Matt and Marc's classes I had no energy, no fitness, no health and did no exercise at all with a poor diet to match. Since I have started Matt's and Marc's classes, I have a healthier diet, more energy and much better fitness. Also, I exercise a lot more. What impresses me is the passion that Marc and Matt both have for teaching which shows with their delivery and integrity. The classes are challenging yet humorous and engaging. They are experts at conveying the message in a calm, relaxed manner and then moving through to up-tempo. The instructions are clear, concise, and conveyed in a fun manner. I look forward to classes being naked as a naturist as it gives me freedoms rarely seen in clothed classes and also it has taught me body acceptance and to make my health a priority. Be prepared to sweat and be challenged and it will be lots of fun. I am grateful to them both and recommend their classes."

K ~ United Kingdom

 

"I am someone who wants to start the day with a yoga class; once I have done it, I truly feel that I am set up for the day and I feel more focused in my body and mind. I really appreciate the opportunity to share my yoga practice with other like-minded men online and Marc as an instructor is clear, friendly and engaging - I love being part of the early morning crew. I also used to do high-intensity interval training (HIIT) before sustaining a hip condition and the Yoga Conditioning Training is a nice bridge (no pun intended) between HIIT and an active vinyasa flow yoga session. I like to get my heart rate up and work up a sweat and YCT is a fun and blended way to do this. I enjoy being motivated by Matt as an instructor as well as my fellow participants. It takes getting used to (I now wear trainers instead of going barefoot), but I highly recommend it."

L ~ United Kingdom

"Matt and Marc deliver kind, thoughtful and friendly sessions. Both have a strong understanding of the roots and history of Yoga. You will find that their classes seem easy to take part in, and only afterwards will you realise how much better you are feeling, and how much more supple you become over time. The retreats are second to none and you will not feel press ganged into activity. You might find yourself making friends with your fellow yogis - and you might find your life gets better generally."

J ~ United Kingdom

"Matt is one of the most caring,  thoughtful & tentative hosts you could wish to come across at

any yoga  retreat or just in life!! 
His classes were amazing, he knows his yoga inside out.

He’s got such passion and this is projected over to his students in his classes.

A truly lovely genuine guy, who honestly gives you the most out of all of the classes !

I’d recommend everyone who practices yoga to go on one of his retreats…. You’ll not be disappointed."

T ~ United Kingdom

"The dedication and commitment that Matt and Marc devote to delivering our our classes as we strip off to enjoy top-class yoga and innovative Yoga Conditioning Training in the comfort and convenience of our own homes is greatly appreciated by an ever growing worldwide community of friendly individuals"

P ~ United Kingdom

"Thank you for an amazing week. The practice, the food, the ambiance and the company you keep made it very special. My first retreat and memories made to last a lifetime - what an experience!

Thankyou, thank you, thank you!"

J ~ United Kingdom

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