Originally from Sea Cliff, Long Island, Matt Giordano spent seven years developing his teaching style living in Manhattan, where he taught at local studios (Pure NYC, Equinox). Matt now travels internationally to teach his signature technique-based style of yoga, educating yoga students on how to use their body in a profound and life- changing way. Well-known for his ability to guide students deeply into postures with his refined attention to detail and precise action cues, Giordano is an adept guide for all-levels students at festivals, workshops and in his weekly studio classes. His study of biomechanics and integrative mind-body techniques informs his teaching, as he draws upon wisdom from traditions of yoga, martial arts (Aikido and Tae Kwan Do), acrobatics, AcroYoga and Thai Yoga Massage. In the end, Matt inspires a humble confidence, allowing students to find ease while expanding the edge of their comfort zones.
Hips- Rock em' & Unlock Em- Saturday, Feb. 25- 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tight hips can feel impossible to open. No matter how many hip openers you do, the next day it's back to square one. Static stretching alone does not lead to flexibility. Through Matt's deep knowledge of yoga, bodywork, and anatomy, he will teach you how to transform once unyielding hip joints. Learn how to adjust alignment, prevent knee pain and engage the muscles to support the bone structure. This hip opener course will immerse you in the tools needs to access greater range of motion in the hips. (All levels)
Shoulders: Boundless Freedom, Saturday, Feb. 25, - 2-4:30 p.m.
Dissolve tension and tightness in your shoulders and discover the biomechanics that make it easy! Many of us fall into patterns where we believe if we continually repeat an action, our goals will eventually work out. This only rings true when we are repeating a recipe for success. Matt will offer you a yoga practice that gets you into your body and gives you a strong understanding of a complex joint that can otherwise be a bit of a mystery. Having rehabilitates his own shoulder from a nearly shattered collarbone and fractured scapula, Matt's knowledge speaks from experience and an excitement to share the tools he has picked up along the way. Boundless freedom is appropriate for all levels, but can also be used for therapeutic and/or advancement purposes. (All levels)