Matt Vidler is our resident Max Movement Specialist and certified Yoga and Qigong practitioner. Like many of you, he was searching for health, happiness, and freedom in his life and he found it through movement. Here is his story:
After years of suffering from bipolar disorder, obesity, and using alcohol to cope, I discovered the practice of yoga and qigong. With consistent and dedicated practice, I began to connect with something deeper than my "self". My practice connects me with an inner peace. In my practical life, I no longer take anti-depressants, I've lost over 100 pounds, I eat a primarily plant-based diet, and I practice what I preach.
Spiritually, I am releasing the self-made chains of bondage and diving beyond the constraints of "self." The practice of Yoga and Qigong connects me with the wholeness, harmony, and perfectness of being-life is a journey, not a destination!
I would love to help guide you into a practice that serves your journey. We all rise together. — Matt
Qigong (alternatively spelled chi gung or chi kung) is a form of gentle exercise composed of movements that are repeated a number of times, often stretching the body, increasing fluid movement (blood, synovial and lymph) and building awareness of how the body moves through space.