~ Yoga Instructor
Matthew Mitlas is a popular yoga instructor with thousands of hours of teaching experience. Originally trained and certified in a private program led by his yoga mentor, he has since continued his studies with highly regarded teachers in the Philadelphia area. Influenced by classical and modern yoga traditions, Matthew brings a highly personalized experience to each of his students by creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere in which beginner and seasoned yogis alike can develop an authentic yoga practice. His classes are focused on functional poses that bring ease to the shoulders, back, and hips while exploring the importance of breath in opening the body and quieting the mind, all weaved together through his poetic instruction and inspiring Dharma talks.
Matthew Mitlas instructs the following:
Classic Hatha: Level I/II
All Levels Welcome
Hatha yoga provides students with a safe and supportive environment to explore optimal physical alignment in yoga poses. Students will move slowly and mindfully, deepening their understanding of poses while quieting the mind through this breath focused practice. Because this style has less weight bearing activity for the upper body it is perfect for students who are newer to yoga or recovering from upper body injuries.
- Brand new beginners.
- Students healing from an injury or with an injury.
- Intermediate students deepening current practice with alignment work.
- Pilates and Barre students adding a supporting practice.
Yoga Basics: Level I
Interested in trying Yoga but you don't know where to start? You've come to the right place! We've created the perfect way to get started with our Yoga Basics Classes. These classes are specially designed for people brand new to Yoga but they are also great for novices who want to review the foundations of the practice. Yoga is appropriate for just about anyone. You don't need to be flexible to start, you simply need the desire to show up and do your best. These classes offers an easy and comfortable way for newcomers to begin their own practice and increase confidence on the mat. Areas on concentration include:
- Yoga's Basic Postures with Proper Alignment.
- The Role & Importance of Breath in the Practice of Yoga.
- Techniques for Enhancing a Sense of Moving Meditation for Focus, Stress-Relief, & Relaxation.