Matthias has been practicing Yoga and martial arts for more than 20 years. In his youth he was training Judo before racing as a rallye-copilot for a decade. For the last 15 years he has been living in Japan practicing Shingon Buddhism and integrating his knowledge of physical arts with mind training.
Matthias' training includes Yoga Teachers Training with Yoga Life in Dharamsala, India, Yoga Therapy Training and Advanced Yoga Teacher's Training conducted by Yoga Vidya Gurukul, Nashik, India.
He was also trained by Anodea Judith in Chakra Yoga and Chakra Therapy. Matthias was taught Ch'an meditation by Shifu Sheng-Yen and received extensive training as a Shingon practitioner in Koyasan, Japan.
Matthias took part in different teacher seminars with well known teachers such as Emil Wendel, David Swenson, Paul Grilley and Rachel Zinman.
In 2014 he finished a more than 1500km lasting pilgrimage on Shikoku,
you can read more about it on his blog.
He is teaching Yoga in Koyasan since 2012.
Matthias Schmidt 2017