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Matt Ryan

I have practised Ashtanga Yoga for over 18 years and taught for the last 17. I am based in Manchester, I have also taught in both India and Europe as well as all over the UK.

Over the last 18 years I successfully launched Yoga Manchester www.yoga-manchester.co.uk Yoga Express Manchester www.yogaexpressmanchester.co.uk and ‘the nee-ji’ a unique yoga prop to protect the knee www.nee-ji.com

I have also written a book ‘An Idiots Guide to setting up a Yoga Class’

It feels like an honour to be able to pass on what I have learnt to anyone who is interested. My time on the mat has taught me everything from humility to having a sense of humour. I have also learnt that there are no short cuts in yoga — you can read all the books from Amazon (there’s plenty – I’ve bought most of them) but at the end of the day my realisation is that there is no substitute for time spent on the mat.

I have been authorized ‘level 2′ to pass on the Ashtanga Yoga method by the late Sri K Pattabhis Jois. It is an honour to receive Guruji’s blessing I will endeavour to pass on the method as I have been instructed to do so, staying true to the Ashtanga Yoga form as realized by Sri K Pattabhis Jois. My studies will now continue with Sharath Jois at the KPJAYI in Mysore, South India. I am currently working on the Advanced B of the Ashtanga system having already completed the first three sequences. The KPJAYI is the governing of Ashtanga Yoga and is the only governing body to issue Yoga students with the authorisation to teach Ashtanga Yoga.

Away from Ashtanga I study Zen Buddhism under my teacher Brad Warner. I am dedicated to the daily practice of Zazen (Zen form of meditation). This Zazen practice has completely transformed the way I approach the Ashtanga discipline and it has helped me understand the internal mind aspect of the practice.

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Matt's classes

Thursdays 19:30 - 21:00 Yoga
Sundays 17:30 - 19:00 Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series Led Class