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Maryella MatthewsTeacher

What year did you first start practicing yoga?
I began practicing in 2004, while studying and living in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Was there any particular reason you started practicing yoga?
I did it for a guy. He had a strong yoga practice, and I followed him to the studio.

Favorite posture and why?
My favorite posture was Eagle, but now it’s Savasana for obvious reasons.

Why do you currently practice this yoga?
I consider myself to be perfectly imperfect. It’s a yoga practice, not yoga perfect.

What do you love about teaching yoga?
I love watching people grow and change for the better.

Two things most people don’t know about you?
I’ve lived on three different continents and think Mobile is the best place to live. 2017 was the most adventurous year for me–I ran two half marathons and made an impromptu trip to Rome.

Yoga Training

Sterling Hot Yoga Works TT9, New Orleans, 2018
RYT 200 Hour


Anthropology and German
M.A., University of Alabama, 2009


Lynn Haven, FL

Favorite Pose



I enjoy traveling and spending time with my two favorite pound puppies, ‘Chloe von Snowy’ and ‘Fay-Bae’