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
Did you know that you can improve your entire day simply by breathing a different way? Yes you can and it is just that easy. In this 5 minute practice I will show you two very easy breathing techniques that yogis have been using for thousands of years to induce a state of calm and relaxation. Try it for yourself and see how easy it is to lift your mood and give you easier access to patience, kindness and love. Breathing helps calm the mind and a calm mind is an intelligent mind. Enjoy.
When you only have 10 minutes to practice yoga, this is a perfect practice to get the major muscle groups loosened up and create some energy to help carry you through your next experience. Life is busy and some days you may not feel like you have any time for yoga. Surely you can set aside 10 minutes. This practice will help you feel better mentally and get your physical body ready for your life, whatever that means. From picking up the kids to going to work, we always need to be flexible and mobile. This class will give you just a few basic poses, but it will touch on the spine, hamstrings, hips, calves, back, shoulders and arms. Setting you up for success in whatever you are about to do. Enjoy!
Yoga with little kids is meant to be fun and free flowing. I have many parents ask me how to do yoga with their kids and my advice is to just do it. Get on the mat with your kid(s) and play. If you want them to enjoy yoga and do it more often, then make it fun. There is no need to worry about form or doing it right. Kids love to play and yoga is like adults playing. In this class, we will do some basic poses and go with the flow. It starts out as just my 5 year old and I and then a few minutes in, my 2 year old decides to join. us. We had fun and I hope you and your family have fun doing yoga with us.