tel: 07974 340685 or 02084403592
Life Centre, BWY and IYN Yoga Register Teacher (YRT)
Matt Gluck started yoga when he was five. He used to sit and watch and some times practice with his mother. She showed him the essence of pranayama, relaxation and meditation techniques, to help him deal with chronic asthma, hay fever and eczema. In his teenage years he trained in the martial arts of Judo, Karate and in 1985 began to practice and study Shaolin Kung Fu. His interests were always grounded upon the internal yogic aspects of these Buddhist and Taoist practices. In 1996 Matt became a professional instructor, sharing his experience of the physical, energetic and meditative aspect of kung fu. He was invited by a health club in west London to teach a yoga class. He sometimes looks back when he needs reminding which way is forward. Matt is a British Wheel of Yoga and Life Centre qualified teacher and now enjoys being a part of the IYN. He has been teaching Hatha Yoga full time for twelve years and Chinese martial arts, including Tai Chi and Qi Gong, for twenty. He mentors for the Life Centre in Notting Hill Gate, helping Yoga teachers in training. He teaches classes and private sessions and runs workshops and retreats with his partner Dorna. Most of his free time is given to sharing and discovering the yogic way together with Dorna, helping each other on a day by day and moment by moment basis. Matt's way is gentle and deep, with a focus on awareness, breath and relaxation. He tunes in to the 'breath and the breathed', in order to gain deep insight in to the nature of the 'self', life and our role within it. He plays with the classical Asanas (postures) of Hatha Yoga, using Vinyasa Krama (Sequencing), to create a prayer like thread of postures which produce a flowing practice. He shares with people from all walks and stages of life, who come to Yoga for 'all different sorts of the same reasons'. Matt shares his heart and his students teach him the 'yoga of love'. His philosophy understands that despite all the apparent differences that we see around us, everything derives its beingness from one source.