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
Wind down after a vigorous activity. Whether you were working out, hiking, biking, mowing the lawn, or doing a sweaty yoga practice, this class will stretch you out in just the right places. Hips, hamstrings, back and ankles are all stretched here. Also a perfect way to wind down after a long day parenting, which is what I use it for.
New to yoga? Then this short class is a great place to start. Learn some of the basic moves and poses that you will do in a vinyasa yoga class. From Cat and Cow to Downward Dog, you will learn tips and modifications so that when you start your yoga journey you will not feel overwhelmed with new information. You will also learn three different ways to do a vinyasa, which is something that is done multiple times in a vinyasa yoga class. When your foundation is solid, you can grow to your full potential.
Learn the foundational breath associated with vinyasa yoga. Ujjayi Breathing, also known as Victorious Breath, is the main breathing technique used in the vinyasa yoga practice. If you are not sure what it is or if you are doing it correctly watch this video!