Matt Phippen is a yoga teacher, bodywork instructor, and massage therapist. Based in LA, he teaches at Wanderlust’s yoga studio in Hollywood and leads advancement trainings with Schuyler Grant as well as teaches Wanderlust’s Yoga Teacher Training around the globe. Check out @mattphippen on Instagram for valuable information and inspiration.
“"Yoga is the love of my life. It’s my deepest motivation. It moves and drives the actions I take, and it lights up the lens through which I see the world. I love the precision of Iyengar, and the way in which it aligns the body. I appreciate equally the freedom and creativity Vinyasa offers, and the way Asana can become a dance once the poses are understood. I blend the two together, and offer an intelligent and fun experience. I am a constant learner and an avid student, and am always taking what I learn into what I teach.
I teach a fun, dynamic and intelligent Yoga class. I like to keep it fresh. I use my hands well and know the body. I’m an eager student, so I’m constantly teaching new stuff I’ve recently learned. Over the years I’ve come to understand well the ways of relating the depth of Yoga, without talking too much about deities, or giving opinions about how to live your life. I only teach what I know, but what I’ve come to know has changed me in a profound way, and it can have the same impact on others.
I believe in Yoga’s ability to create change; instill power; and make people happy.”