"Matt Champoux's classes are actually San Francisco's best kept yoga secret. Attending them for half a year now, so some public credit is more than due. Challenging and at a steady pace, his classes aren't the Vinyasa Flow (no disrespect, they're great too) that we've all gotten accustomed to. His teaching is focused on delving into the practice fully. No shortcuts here. Alignment-focused without becoming didactic, his sequences are thoughtful and imaginative, allowing the student to discover the beauty of the pose. Matt teaches with the compassion of a true, fully-engaged teacher, and it comes across in his instructions, cues and adjustments. And then, he also takes care to infuse his classes with a good dose of humor, lest things get too serious." -Michalina, Yoga Tree Student, San Francisco, CA
"Matt's classes are different. Rather than just making shapes at top speed, which unfortunately Vinyasa yoga has come to represent, Matt's class will change your body and mind through education of what the hell you're actually doing in a yoga pose. His passion and dedication to the precision of movement is inspiring as well as ass-kicking. This is the type of class that reminds me why I do yoga, and provides access to the layers of the practice that I crave." -Robin, Yoga Tree Student, San Francisco, CA
"My yoga practice has bloomed since practicing with Matt. His rootedness in his own practice and use of intelligent, playful metaphors to illuminate adjustments have taken my understanding of yoga a deeper, more intuitive level. He is a highly skilled teacher who infuses his instruction with expertise, levity, and wonder. I highly recommend him!" -Sara Anderson, Mindful Body Student, San Francisco, CA
"In the class, Matt gave us what he had in a firm, seasoned way with space in between. Looked like timed hand stands, physical humor, and laser focus ~ all with a sprinkle of belly burn. His teachings come out of him with wry smiles and a carry-the-room-voice." - Mary-Laurence Bevington, yoga studio Director at Movement Climbing + Fitness, Boulder, CO
"Matt is an epic, in tune adjuster!" -Jovahna Jasmine, Yoga Workshop student, Boulder CO
"Matt is an incredible teacher. I can honestly say that I felt as if I was witnessing something very special during his workshop listening to him speak. He is a wonderful storyteller, has loads of compassion, charisma and a very impressive grasp of the texts with the ability to transmit philosophy & technique on a level that is intelligent but not demeaning or above students' heads, which is not something I come across often." -Jill Hadap, yoga studio Owner, Tucson, AZ.
"Oh man, so much goodness to share. Matt brings a grounded levity to his teaching. He is so damn poetic, challenges the strength of the mind, offers intelligent sequence for the body, and does it all with a sense of humor." -Rachel Ann, yoga studio Owner, Denver, CO
"First things first, Matthew is a genuine person and carries those qualities through all aspects of his life including work. I have known Matt for over 10 years and he has always been passionate for life, the environment, and his relationships. He carries that passion into his Yoga practice and brings his commitment to teaching. He shows a compassion and understanding for his Yoga practice that transcends the studio into his everyday life. He has a unique ability to share this understanding with those around him" -Matt Nager, Photojournalist, Denver, CO