Matthew has been fully immersed in the study and application of Martial, Yogic and Healing Arts for over 30 years. His teachings are at once ancient, progressive, secular and sacred. His integrated approach to healing is potent and accessible. He is the founder and master teacher at his Sacred Energy Arts Center in Santa Monica. He also teaches at Exhale (Center for Sacred Movement) in Venice, California. Matthew has led teacher trainings and workshops nationally and internationally including New York, Boston, San Francisco, China, Europe, Scandinavia, Singapore, Mexico and Canada among others. At a young age Matthew instinctively gravitated toward yoga. He found that finding breath, balance, strength and focus in poses helped him calm his mind. At 12, he started martial arts training and eventually earned a rank of 5th degree black belt in Shaolin Kung Fu. He has attained Guru of Kun Tao Silat under the masterful Willem de Thouars. Matthew is also a highly sought after master teacher of Chi Kung and Tai Chi Chuan. (Tai Chi Chuan is the most practiced martial arts in the world today.) And 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. Sacred Energy Arts Flow is the culmination and evolution of Matthew’s extensive training in all of his practices and teachings.