Matt Nelson

Matt Nelson

My first entry into movement, breath and spiritual inquiry began in 1995 when I started practicing Chi Gung with my father. While my practice was intermittent for eight years, it provided a foundation that I have built upon throughout my adult life. In 2003 I decided to make the transition from Chi Gung to Yoga, stepped into my first class, and fell in love immediately. In 2006 I was asked to teach my first Yoga class, an opportunity I appreciate every day.

I am indebted to so many people who have inspired and taught me since this first class, but a few deserve special mention here – Zhander Remete, Peter Sterios and Matt Huish.

With regards to gratitude and thanks, there are no words to describe my feelings for my guru, Swami B.V. Tripurari, who introduced me to Gaudiya Vaishnavism and has been my spiritual guide since 2009. Having his advice, wisdom, heart and friendship come into my life has been a one of the biggest gifts I have ever received. His teachings inspire me everyday, in all aspects of my life.

My classes focus on mindful, breath-centered Yoga poses as we learn to move with proper alignment, grace, flexibility, strength, intuition and mindfulness. More than anything, my intention is to honor these practices by strengthening the body, softening the heart and culturing both compassion and humility.