“In a legitimate spiritual path, there is a evolution from being a consumer to a producer. I love that Yoga Gives Back started as an idea in a yoga classroom 12 years ago. Very big and effective and compassionate things can and do happen from humble beginnings. And as a practitioner and teacher I’m far more interested in making a difference in the quality of lives of others than sharing pictures of my breakfast or splits on a beach. I’m thrilled to use my platform and working relationships to add to the success of Yoga Gives Back.”

Matt has been teaching yoga in NYC for 16 years, is a facilitator at Pure Yoga teacher trainings, tours regularly and has been featured in the N.Y Times, Harpers and Haute Living. His classes are known for their attention to detail, world class assisting and absurdist humor. He can be found @yoga_and_swellness on Instagram.