Matt Eshleman (BA, ERYT500, YACEP)
Matt has a strong foundation in science and medicine from graduate studies in Neuropsychology. Parallel study of Eastern wisdom traditions led Matt to pursue teaching yoga as a full-time profession, first studying Ashtanga Vinyasa, and then Yin Yoga and Functional Anatomy with Paul and Suzee Grilley. Drawing further from Grilley’s teachers Paulie Zink and Dr. Motoyama, Matt integrates these studies into what can best be called Taoist Yoga. Matt is also a practitioner of martial arts, holding the rank of Shodan at Jissenkan Dojo in Cincinnati OH. Balancing martial training with the study of the therapeutic healing arts of Thai Yoga massage, QiGong, and Reiki, Matt brings to his teachings a very practical knowledge of the physical and energetic systems of the body. In 2016, Matt joined the elite ranks of YogaSlackers Teachers, and also enjoys teaching Slackline and AcroYoga. Continuing studies have also given Matt opportunities to participate in anatomy, kinesiology, and cadaver dissection courses at Marquette University. Always a student, Matt is also currently learning Portuguese and flying airplanes. After operating yoga studios in Cincinnati and Louisville, designing and running 200 and 300 hour teacher training programs for a decade, Matt sought to reach more students by taking to the road full-time. Matt is now a Continuing Education Provider for Yoga Alliance, and currently travels the US leading unique educational experiences.