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Matt Dreyfus, CIYT

Matt Dreyfus is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT) at the Senior Intermediate I Level and a core faculty member of the teacher training faculty at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York, where he has taught since 2003. In addition to his teaching at the New York Institute, he teaches in the Princeton, New Jersey area and conducts workshops throughout the North Eastern United States. Matt has been dedicated to the exploration of body, breath and mind through the practice of Yoga for many years. In 1994, While studying at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City, he was introduced to Iyengar Yoga and took up a dedicated practice. He began teaching while working as a musician, and, experiencing the transformative effects of practice, he left the field of music and began teaching Yoga full time in 2003. He made his first visit to the Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune, India, in 1999, and continues to return there to study regularly. Matt has also been a practitioner of Zen Buddhism for many years. Matt aims to share Yoga with clarity, depth, and a spirit of friendliness, and brings warmth and humor to this profound subject. Matt lives in Hoboken, New Jersey with his wife and fellow Iyengar Yoga teacher Michelle LaRue, and their daughter.
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