Matt D Ryan

Yoga Bustin Zen Hustlin Scallywag

I have practised Ashtanga yoga for over fifteen years and taught for the last 12. I came to Yoga from the infamous nightlife of Manchester.
Although based in Manchester now, I have also taught in both India and Europe as well as all over the UK.

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 in Waterstones (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.

In 2005 I set up Yoga Manchester to spread the good word of Yoga across God’s own City .I have taught everyone from Russel Brand to footballing brothers Gary and Phil Neville
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. In September 2013 I took the Buddhist Precepts from Zen Master Brad Warner.

I run an online Ashtanga Yoga Blog – a resource for Ashtanga Yoga teachers and students around the world and also I am a founding member (alongside Kino MacGregor) of Wonderful – an online Yoga venture for teachers and students.

Matt Ryan