Sigrid Matthews

Occupation: Yoga Teacher and Studio Co-Owner
Twitter: @sigridmatthews

Sigrid Matthews 500 E-RYT has been teaching yoga and fitness since 1986. She has co-taught the “Purpose of Your Life” Workshops with Carol Adrienne at Esalen in Big Sur.

Sigrid also established the Black Dog Teacher Training program which has turned out some of the finest next generation yoga teachers. Drawing on her extensive background in movement, massage, the Alexander Technique, and various styles of Hatha Yoga Sigrid has created Focused FlowTM. She teaches dynamic movement in stages that flow from the most accessible variations of postures to the more advanced so that every student in the room can work to their own level. Her flow is fundamentally based on anatomical alignment that promotes both strength and ease in the body, mental clarity and focus, and emotional well-being. Her deepest desire is to help her students unlock long held patterns, connect to the power of the breath, and become deeply interested in their process towards peace and happiness.

Sigrid is also co-owner of Black Dog Yoga, has numerous videos online at and is a contributor to Yoga Journal online.