Matt grew up in the South and Midwest playing whatever sport was in season. Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Football, and Hockey. He ran Track and played golf while at Wheaton College and graduated with a BA in Business/Economics. After a successful climb up the corporate ladder in the Minneapolis/Chicago area he gave it all up in search of his passion. He moved to California in 2001 and soon realized he was home.
Matt taught himself to surf and skateboard and then began practicing yoga. He quickly realized yoga improved nearly all aspects of his life, strengthening both his body and mind. Matt has earned over 1000 hours of yoga teacher training with Julie Rader through The Mukti Yoga School and is currently one of Mukti Yoga’s Senior Teachers. He enjoys sharing the transformational benefits of yoga through teaching it to others. Matt has been teaching for more than 10 years and teaches Vinyasa Flow as well as relaxing/restorative yoga and meditation. His students will attest to the amazing benefits they receive along with his calming and peaceful energy. His positive vibe inspires and encourages his students to live happier, healthier lives.
In addition to teaching yoga, Matt is a devoted husband and father of two boys. He also leads Yoga and Service retreats locally and around the world with his wife Chelsea, who is also a yoga teacher.
Matt Rothert's Latest Classes
Every day is a new beginning. A chance for a fresh start. No matter what is happening in your life. Matt shares some personal stories about fatherhood and new beginnings in this restorative and relaxing yin style yoga practice. Take time for some personal contemplation and reflection as you stretch your hips, hamstrings and back.
Here is a wonderful restorative practice that is perfect for after a workout. Whether you have been running, walking, biking, horseback riding, lifting weights or anything active, this practice will stretch your body out and calm your mind. It's important to stretch and settle the body down after a vigorous activity and this class is the perfect compliment. Stretch the hips, hamstrings, side body and back. This is also a great class to enjoy before going to bed as it will help you sleep more soundly.
This is the flow that I have been doing every morning before starting my day. I have felt amazing on the days that I have done this all around flow. We get started right away with Sun salutations and don't stop until the end. Surya A and B along with a salutation that opens the hips and shoulders. I add in a little core towards the end and you will have energy to get your day going. There isn't much of a cool down, just energy building asanas to get you ready for your day. Have fun!