~ Yoga Instructor
Matthew began practicing Yoga and Mindfulness in 2011 and has been teaching since 2013. Trained privately by his mentor Connie Miller, Matthew’s style of teaching is influenced by the Kripalu, Anusara, and more recently Ashtanga traditions of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Mindfulness.
His classes invite an awareness that envelops all types of movement and keeps the mind steady, focused, and light. Matthew teaches universal alignment principles that keep the body safe while exploring inner stillness and breath in each posture. With his poetic verbal cues, intelligent sequencing and warm presence, Matthew works to co-create the conditions and space where his students may experience an authentic, inward experience of Yoga. Students will become present with the infinite creativity of the universe as it takes form in each and every body in its own, unique way!
Matthew Mitlas instructs the following:
Classic Hatha: Level I/II
All Levels Welcome
Hatha yoga provides students with a safe and supportive environment to explore optimal physical alignment in yoga poses. Students will move slowly and mindfully, deepening their understanding of poses while quieting the mind through this breath focused practice. Because this style has less weight bearing activity for the upper body it is perfect for students who are newer to yoga or recovering from upper body injuries.
- Brand new beginners.
- Students healing from an injury or with an injury.
- Intermediate students deepening current practice with alignment work.
- Pilates and Barre students adding a supporting practice.
Yoga Basics: Level I
Interested in trying Yoga but you don't know where to start? You've come to the right place! We've created the perfect way to get started with our Yoga Basics Classes. These classes are specially designed for people brand new to Yoga but they are also great for novices who want to review the foundations of the practice. Yoga is appropriate for just about anyone. You don't need to be flexible to start, you simply need the desire to show up and do your best. These classes offers an easy and comfortable way for newcomers to begin their own practice and increase confidence on the mat. Areas on concentration include:
- Yoga's Basic Postures with Proper Alignment.
- The Role & Importance of Breath in the Practice of Yoga.
- Techniques for Enhancing a Sense of Moving Meditation for Focus, Stress-Relief, & Relaxation.