Matt Sweeney is a student of R. Sharath Jois, Director of the K. Patthabi Jois Ashtanga Research Institute in Mysore, India, and Dr. John Campbell, Director of the Center for Contemplative Sciences at the University of Virginia. In addition to being a Yoga Alliance 500 RYT Advanced Certified Teacher, he is also a STOTT PILATES Fully Certified Instructor. Based in New York City, Matt teaches at Yoga Vida. Matt has studied in Mysore, as well as North Carolina, New York, and Toronto. He has taught workshops and master classes in Tel Aviv, Ramallah, Paris, Santa Barbara, Berkeley and Bogota. Matt has now been teaching yoga and Pilates since 2008, full time. He graduated with a BFA from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Contemporary Dance.