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Kurt Matthys

Kurt Matthys, BA, ERYT 500, T 500

RYT 200/300 Experienced Teacher Trainer


Kurt has studied, practiced, meditated and lived the “yoga lifestyle” for the past 26 years.  As a true yogi who lives a life of inspiration both on and off the mat Kurt has trained in many styles of yoga: Ashtanga Vinyasa, Kripalu, Integral Yoga, Hatha, and Vinyasa Krama. His primary focus is Ashtanga Vinyasa. He has  mastered the 1st & 2nd Ashtanga Series and continues to work on the 3rd .


For years Kurt has been an enthusiastic student and teacher of Meditation and Yoga philosophy. He first started studying Indian yoga texts privately with Indu Bhardwaj and continues to participates in a philosophy study group at a Hindu temple. Kurt is an enthusiastic lecturer and teacher of yoga asanas, the yoga sutras and the Bhagavad Gita. He loves introducing yoga teacher trainees to Sanskrit, yoga philosophy as well as the science of meditation and pranayama..


Kurt’s personal teaching style encourages students to “Focus on the present and be open to change.”  He believes in having fun. At the same time, he teaches his students to be open to new challenges.  Kurt emphasizes how important it is for students to develop their own daily yoga practices. 


Kurt was a Computer Systems Architect with Fifth Third Bank until his retirement in 2020, in his spare time Kurt also enjoys woodworking and Kirtan (singing sacred words).  In January, 2016, Kurt was featured as “The Yogi” in Cincinnati Magazine’s article “Secrets of the Super Fit.”


RYT Certifications:

  • RYT 500 Ashtanga Vinyasa & Hatha -It’s Yoga Cincinnati

  • RYT 40 Yin Yoga -Paul Grilley

  • RYT 60 Introduction to Sanskrit -Indubala Bhardwaj

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