Matthew has been fully immersed in the study and application of Martial, Yogic and Healing Arts for over 40 years. His teachings are at once ancient, progressive, secular, and sacred. His integrated approach to healing is potent and accessible. He is the founder of Sacred Energy Arts.
Matthew owned and operated his Sacred Energy Arts center in Santa Monica California for 8 years. Matthew also is a senior teacher at Sacred Movement center in Venice California.
Matthew leads teacher training, retreats, and intensives internationally in many countries.
At a young age Matthew instinctively gravitated toward yoga. He found that finding breath, balance, strength and focus in poses helped him calm his mind. At 12, he started martial arts training and eventually earned a rank of 5th degree black belt in Shaolin Kung Fu. He attained Guru of Kun Tao Silat under the masterful Willem de Thouars. Matthew is also a highly sought after master teacher of Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan. Tai Chi Chuan is the most practiced martial arts in the world today.
Sifu Matthew has received the blessings from his teacher Duan Zhi Liang to teach primordial chaos Qigong. Matthew is one of the only westerners to have learned this practice and spent many hours privately with Master Duan also from Liu Xuyang and Xing Yi to teach Neijia, 5 Element Qigong, Bagua and Xhing Yi. Matthew has studied various mind body disciplines for 30 years.
These methods include Thai massage, Chinese styles of bodywork, Swedish, Sports, Deep Tissue, & CranioSacral Therapy, Hendrickson Method, Lomi Lomi massage, postural integration etc...
Sacred Energy Arts is the culmination and evolution of Matthew's extensive training in all of his practices and teachings.
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