Matthew Darling is the director and instructor Ashtanga Michigan. He has been a devoted student of his teacher, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and the Ashtanga method since 1995. In 2002 Pattabhi Jois authorized Matthew to teach the method of Ashtanga yoga and at Ashtanga Michigan we offer the program in the same spirit it is offered in Mysore, India today.
Over the years he has made numerous trips to the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore, India to study under the guidance of his teachers, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and his grandson, Sharath Rangaswamy. He continues to be inspired by and deeply respectful of their life's work to maintain and uphold the purity and the unique therapeutic quality of this traditional method of yoga.
Matthew seeks to preserve the traditional Ashtanga method by maintaining a daily practice and teaching his students with the same integrity and patience that was taught to him by his teacher.