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
Do you need more energy? If so, this is the practice for you! Fire up your day in this short all around yoga flow designed to increase your energy and build strength in your major muscle groups. The arms, legs, back and core will all see some action here. We begin with Breath of Fire and move through sun salutation variations with push ups, back and leg strengthening and a little core work. Suitable for all levels. Power up yogis!
This 15 minute relaxing yoga session was created to help you wind down, love and honor your body. A perfect practice for after work, a long day or after a big project. Give the thinking mind a break and relax the body. This practice focuses on stretching out the lower back, side body, hips and hamstrings. Notice what it feels like to take time for yourself and recenter.
Have you had trouble sleeping or felt a little off in some way? It could be the effects of the full moon. In the Ocean, the highest tides occur when the moon is full or new. It stands to reason that humans being made up of 60-70% water would be affected as well in some way. Studies have shown people get less sleep during a full moon. The moon affects everyone differently. Most do not even notice it. In this meditation, we recognize the effects of the full moon, tap into its power and use it to your advantage. This meditation will leave you feeling more grounded and centered.