Matt Jasinski – Saratoga Springs Yoga Instructor

Photo taken by Greg Cuda

Matt began his yoga journey in 2005 and has been leading class at Namaste Yoga for over a year. His initial practice was an Ashtanga vinyasa style yoga that suited his life’s resume. Matt has been rock climbing for 34 years and yoga revealed itself as a complementary practice.  Another major influence in his interest in yoga is his background in the martial arts. Matt has been studying and training in Martial Arts for more than 30 years. He has extensive training and teaching experience in Tae Kwon Do and Jeet Kun Do. But his true martial arts passion is Wing Chun Kung Fu which he has been doing for 20 years. He also enjoys the masochistic pleasures of nordic ski marathons and winter hiking in the Adirondacks. During the warmer weather you can find him tending to a fledgling orchard, rebuilding the remnants of 100 year old farm or caring for his beloved honeybees.

After wandering through several yoga venues, his journey led him to Saratoga where his exposure to several special teachers transformed his so called yoga into a genuine practice. It was during his training under the guidance of Mark Kinder that he was given a glimpse of the true meaning of yoga. His training under Mark has lead to a new appreciation of this ancient practice and what it has to offer.  He now realizes there is much to pass on to others and even so much more to learn.

He hopes, one day, to be a Yogi.

Matt’s Upcoming Classes:

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I would recommend Matt to anyone who would like to expand their yoga experience. I have been practicing yoga for at least 10 years and taken Matt’s class regularly for the last 3 years. Matt’s class is consistently the perfect balance of effort & release. He seems to be intuitive to what the class as a whole needs and is able to accommodate both beginners & those with more experience. Matt is capable of providing accurate adjustments if they are wanted. He is a knowledgeable instructor and is very sincere in his teaching.

Jayne Bassett Saratoga Pilates

Jayne Bassett