Green Festival Speakers
Matthew has been immersed in sacred body-mind disciplines for over 30 years. At a young age he discovered the great benefits of yoga; finding breath, balance, strength and focus in poses helped him calm his busy mind. Over the years Matthew studied many styles of yoga and became a certified yoga teacher eventually developing his style of Sacred Energy Arts. At age 12 he started martial arts training and eventually earned a rank of 5th degree black belt in Shaolin Kung Fu. He has attained the title of Guru of Kun Tao Silat under the masterful Willem de Thouares. Matthew also has advanced training in several other martial arts styles. Matthew is a highly sought after master teacher of Qi Gong and Tai Chi Chuan. Tai Chi Chuan is the most practiced martial art in the world today. In addition, Matthew has developed a private healing practice. For over 20 years he has studied body-mind healing including Thai massage, Chinese styles of bodywork, Swedish, sports, deep tissue, craniosacral therapy, and more. His extensive training in healing has become the foundation of all his practices and teachings. Matthew currently teaches at his Sacred Energy Arts Center in Santa Monica and exhale/Center for Sacred Movement in Venice, California, and also leads teacher trainings and intensive workshops both locally and internationally.