Sit Up Straight and Tall

Audio excerpts from Matthew’s teachings

Let Your Spine Lead…

and your head recede. “Your spine matters. It actually houses your life force and distributes it. Your brain tries to organize it. Your spine actually has it…. ” With these fundamental insights, Matthew guides today’s centering in the body from inside to out. He also shares some essential truths about the space around you… Recorded in… Read More

Asana and the Unseen Part of You…

Matthew has often said, “The asana is trying to forge a healthier relationship to the invisible, unseen part of yourself.”  In today’s class, he offers students a way to make that truth practical. “When that invisible part is just confronted mentally, it tends to create doubt. In yoga, you’re trying to include more, in action,… Read More

Receiving Sensation…

“Something led human beings from four feet to two feet…. It’s very likely that it wasn’t just about trying to see over the hill…”  Matthew goes on to teach how allowing a sense of rising in everyday, and in a yoga pose, gives us that “better look” over the hill. Being able to receive sensation… Read More

Allowing more…

Matthew often says, “The part you of you don’t control is in perfect balance with the space outside of you.” It turns out, that balance is easier to find when you allow it as a part of your experience; as a sensation, a feeling.  It’s not whether or not you’re connected. It’s whether or not… Read More

Same Words, Different Day Part II: Transforming the Abyss…

Everyone has an inward abyss. What you do with it, how you decide to transform that is up to you. In an extended savasana, Matthew offers students practical ways the body can create beautiful change in the inner landscape of the abyss. Recorded in the MBS Studio  May 11, 2015  

“Same words, different day” Part I

Yogi’s often speak of presence as an idea, an intention or something to achieve. Today Matthew teaches how to simply allow. He asks, “Are you getting any better at “doing” the same words differently? Are you getting any better at exploring how to “allow for more” in new ways? He reminds students that words are just… Read More