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Teacher Feature

Each month we're featuring our fantastic teachers, their incredible attributes as well as raising money for a non-profit that is near and dear to them.

November : Off the Mat Series
w. Matt Lopez


Healing through sound and intention is extremely important to me. In 2018 the Native American Flute came into my life. This instrument was so much different than others I had played. I soon discovered that it helped me grow and heal in so many ways, emotionally, spiritually and mentally. It had the ability to change the energy in a room or area almost instantly, bringing an energy of deep peace and grounding. It is these reasons why I share what I do with the community. I can only hope it can heal, de-stress, ground or relax others or inspire them in a positive direction. I am deeply committed to being of service in this world and especially the community of my hometown of Ventura.

All Regular Class Times/Days:

  • Yoga in the Wild - Thursdays 6pm

  • Yoga on the Sand - Sundays at 8:30

Find + Listen to Matt's Music on Insight Timer:

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Get to know Matt: 

Matt and his partner Rose Waller have just launched their healing business.

Ahava Healing Collective


Rose will be accompanying Matt for his special event this month.  Get to also know Rose


Rose is a Hollistic Health Practitioner, Massage Therapist and Sound Practitioner here in Ventura. She is also a yogi, outdoor enthusiast, and dog mom. She loves surfing, hiking, mountain biking, camping and just being out in nature connecting with the land. She is passionate about holistic health and wellness and strives to help others along their healing journey.

Follow their journey:
@matt_sta_gram  + @Rosie_mw

“When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us.”
– Arapaho Proverb-

Matt + Rose's Featured Event:


November 20th 4-6pm

We gather together with Matt and Rose in sacred circle to consider the meaning of Gratitude in our lives and raise the vibration through sound.

November's Fundraising Efforts:


Tree Sisters

Tree sisters is committed to funding the replanting of trees and reforestation in tropical areas as well as supporting and empowering women to step in to roles of leadership and land stewardship. Tropical rainforests are critical in carbon sequestration and for a majority of the world’s bio-diversity. I feel that reforestation is critical in order to preserve and restore the planet for future generations. Supporting and empowering women to step into roles of leadership and power is something that is near and dear to my heart.

Two ways to support Tree Sisters this month:

  • Donate to our overall fundraising efforts; below via Paypal or Venmo @YogaintheWild with a description of the funds your sending 

  • Join us on November 28th.  Proceeds from our Sunday 8:30am weekly practice will go towards our greater fundraising efforts.  Maxwell will teach this practice and Matt will play live throughout class.

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