Matthew Cohen, Sifu2018-01-11T15:52:00+00:00

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Matthew Cohen



Matthew Cohen, a 5th Degree Blackbelt in the Shaolin style of Kung Fu, has been teaching Yoga and several Chinese Martial and Healing Arts for more than two decades. His unique style focuses on heart centered classes that seamlessly incorporate Hatha / Taoist Yoga postures and breathing practices with dance, martial arts and poetry.

Matthew is also a highly sought after master teacher of Qi Gong and Tai Chi Chuan, the most practiced Martial Art in the world. Spiral and circular movements are practiced slowly to cultivate vitality, power, strength, balance, awareness, sensitivity, responsiveness, cardiovascular health, muscle tone, flexibility, and reduced stress. In addition, Matthew has developed a private healing practice. For over 20 years he has studied various methods, including Thai, Chinese, and Japanese styles of bodywork, along with the Western Healing Arts of Craniosacral Therapy, Therapeutic Stretching, Somato Emotional Release, and Trauma Healing. His extensive work in this area has become the foundation for all of his practices and teaching.

Matthew currently teaches Yoga, Qi Gong and Martial Arts at his school in Santa Monica, CA and at Exhale/SACRED MOVEMENT in Venice, CA. He opened Sacred Energy Arts Center in January 2007 and leads teacher trainings and intensive workshops both locally and internationally.

If you have trauma, emotional or physical, the body may contract. This contraction may lead to stagnation of life force, physical misalignment, lack of breath, and eventually Dis-Ease. EVERY breath and movement can be a way to release tension, fear, and negativity. These practices bring joy and compassion while they build strength and flexibility. Ultimately, they encourage authenticity and kindness toward oneself and others.

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