About Me + My Approach to Yoga

Matt has taught me that there’s no “right” way; each pose is individual to how we are built and how we feel on a given day. Matt teaches how to break poses into component parts, which over time helps to build strength, but has also helped me tune into and better understand my own body. I couldn’t have imagined how to do that, or why it could be useful, before Matt’s teaching.
— Sophia Phillips
Photo courtesy of   Breeze Yoga

Photo courtesy of Breeze Yoga

I’m South London based yoga and mindfulness teacher - I teach classes and private sessions locally as well as workshops and retreats around the UK and abroad.

In my practice and teaching I combine contemporary understanding of the ways in which we move with the wisdom and insight of the yoga and mindfulness traditions - presenting these practices in a way that is respectful to their heritage and original intentions.

The thing that I get most excited about as a teacher is breaking down postures and practices in such a way that they feel more accessible to my students. I find it hugely rewarding to help them take what they want from the practice without feeling the need to push or strive so that they can hopefully find a greater sense of ease and contentment in their practice.

It’s my belief that we spend enough of our lives giving ourselves a tough time and that yoga practice can be a time and space where we can consciously move away from those impulses to recognise that we’re enough as we are. So kindness and compassion for ourselves (and by extension, others) sits at the heart of my teaching.

I know from my own experience how valuable yoga and mindfulness practice can be - initially it was the physicality of yoga that drew me in but I soon found that there were many benefits beyond just the physical...yoga brought greater balance and awareness into my life.

I now feel incredibly lucky to help others discover the benefits of yoga and mindfulness for themselves. These practices have the potential to be truly transformative and my intention is always to deliver them in a considered, grounded way that feels accessible to all.

So if you come along to my classes you'll enjoy a friendly, down-to-earth practice centred around mindful, slow-flowing sequences. There will be some explorative bits, some challenging bits and some introspective enquiry too - maybe even a few laughs! You can read a bit more about what to expect in my ‘Manifesto for Yoga Practice’.

I look forward to meeting you in class soon...and if you have any questions about yoga and mindfulness please don’t hesitate to get in touch.