Nic Matthews

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Favourite pose

Resting squat (malasana)- great for the hips, low back, ankles and digestive system and can be done anywhere.

Why did you start doing yoga?

I started doing yoga for stress relief and to improve flexibility.  I quickly discovered there was so much more to it than that.  I’ve tried many different styles of yoga, including ashtanga and hot power yoga, and still find that I like to vary my practice depending on my mood, the seasons and my energy level.

Why did you become a yoga teacher?

Initially I did teacher training to deepen my understanding of yoga, with no real intention to teach.   Discovering Yin yoga was a turning point for me, and sharing my knowledge and passion for the healing powers of Yin has motivated me to teach full time.

 How do you describe your teaching style?

My teaching style is relaxed and supportive.  I encourage students to develop their own body awareness, to explore their capabilities, and to make the right choice to challenge themselves or to take it easy as required.

 What has yoga taught you?
it’s never too late to start doing yoga

What do you want your students to know?

I want my students to know that Yin yoga heals.  It is incredibly adaptable and can be customised to suit every body regardless of flexibility, age or injuries. Yin yoga is the perfect complement to all forms of Yang exercise, from Yoga to Cross fit, and provides the balance that we often lack in our busy lifestyles.

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