Matthew Benavidez

Matthew Benavidez
200HR Certified
Matt was born and raised in Orange County and lives an active lifestyle. He enjoys running, biking, hiking, surfing, and most team sports. He began taking yoga classes as a way to gain more balance and flexibility and quickly realized its benefits physically, mentally, and spiritually. Matt quickly fell in love with the philosophy of yoga and tries to incorporate it in his daily life-- on and off the mat. He is constantly trying to create a place of of peace and happiness in the studio and in his life. As an avid musician, he finds a sense of relaxation while playing multiple instruments and listening to an eclectic mix of music. Matt completed his 200 hr training in 2012, and is consistently learning as much as he can about different styles of yoga to better his students’ practice as well as his own.

Favorite Yoga Move: 


How Has Yoga Benefited You The Most: 

It has increased awareness of body, mind, and ease of movement throughout my life.

Reason Started Doing Yoga: 

I wanted to center, focus, and relax.

5 Words That Describe Your Teaching Style: 

Supportive. Relaxing. Meditative. Balanced. Strong.