Inspirit Yoga and Bodywork, Lexington Healing Arts Academy, The Massage Center
Matthew Higdon is a modern yogi and therapeutic bodyworker. With well over 1000 hours of training in the somatic and healing arts and 6 years of private practice he is a well qualified bridge builder of mind body healing and innovation. He has collaborated clinically for the past 3 years with mental health practitioners to help people with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other mental and physical challenges find greater quality of life and embodiment through manual therapy, posture, breath, and conscious relaxation. When he began daily yoga practice at age 24, Matthew had poor posture, drinking and smoking habits, impure diet, very little exercise experience and as a result very weak, inflexible, and unhealthy tissues. Having healed himself incrementally over time with yoga and bodywork, he is especially capable of meeting students where they are and offering appropriate tools to take the next steps toward sattva (radiance.)
Offering yoga and bodywork workshops in numerous yoga communities and teaching weekly classes locally, Matthew shares his quirky sense of humor and accessible yet subtle tools for mindfulness, healing, and transformation. His teaching is informed by the experiential awareness and healing potency of mindfulness, daily yoga practice, and rigorous study and application of numerous therapeutic disciplines.
A connoisseur of states of consciousness, dialogue and healing modalities, Matthew has studied with many renown and potent teachers. Some of his inspirations and teachers include: Doug Keller, Kali Ray, Mukti Michael Buck, Swami Satyanand, Dr. Bruno Chikly, Dharma Mittra, Ken von Roenn III, Amanda McMaine, Annie Carpenter, Kathryn Budig, Ana Forrest, Candace Pert, Tom Meyers, Amrit Desai, Jill Bolte Taylor, Joseph Campbell, David Bohm, Jiddu Krishnamurti and many others.
His vision is to share appropriate tools for finding and embodying greater mindfulness, creativity, balance, strength, and flexibility in all spheres for all walks of life. He seeks to empower dialogue and bridge building between yoga and healing community to help foster the illuminating flame of self and group inquiry for conscious evolution. When Matthew isn't out trying to help others find freedom from poor posture and destructive trance states, he can often be found in sitting in nature, enjoying ice cream, and/or chortling with family and friends.