About Matece
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The Path
Matece began her healing journey in 1999 at the Healing Arts institue in Ft. Collins, Colorado where she studied massage and Bodymind therapy. In 2006 she attended her first yoga teacher training at the Sivananda Yoga Retreat in the Bahamas, living, working, and studying with teachers and fellow students in the ashram environment.

In 2007 Matece moved cross-country to California where she was delighted to find a thriving and welcoming yoga community. In 2008 she became a Thai Yoga Massage practitioner, bringing together two of her passions; massage and yoga and combining them with meditation, breathwork and deep relaxation. In 2010 she completed her 500 hours of yoga training in Vinyasa Flow with Mark Stephens. 2012 saw the manifestation of two big dreams; the birth of her son Theron, and a month long training immersion in Traditional Thai Massage in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

In Matece's classes and massage sessions, her aim is to create a nurturing space in which it is safe to explore honestly, openly and courageously within to discover the truth; that wisdom, clarity and beauty are already there, just waiting to be claimed. She lives in Los Gatos with her husband and son and can often be found joyously digging in her garden, tending her flock of chickens or riding her vintage Vespa to and from yoga.

It is my joy to share my path with you and my privilege to walk with you awhile along yours.
Loka Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu.
May all beings everywhere be happy and free and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.
1999 Certified Massage and BodyMind Therapist - 575 Hours
Healing Arts Institute, Ft. Collins, Colorado

2003 Reiki Training Level I, II, and Master
Bloomington, Indiana

2005 Yoga Meets Dance Teacher Training
Sedona, Arizona

2006 Sivananda Hatha Yoga Teacher Training - 200 Hours
Sivananda Yoga Retreat, Nasssau, Bahamas

2007 American Institute of Vedic Studies - 300 hours

2008 Vinyasa Flow Yoga In Depth Studies and Teacher Training - 130 hours with Mark Stephens Santa Cruz, California

2008 Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner and Certification
Ritam Healing Arts Ojai, California

2010 Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Training with Mark Stephens - 500 Hours RYT Certification Santa Cruz, California

2010 Healer's Immersion and Advanced Thai Yoga Massage Training Ritam Healing Arts Kauai, Hawaii

2012 Traditional Thai Massage Training with Arjan Pichest Boonthumme Chiang Mai, Thailand

2012 Thai Foot Reflexology with Master Jack Chaiya
Chiang Mai, Thailand

2012 Nerve Touch Massage with Medicinal Herb Packs Lek Chaiya Chiang Mai, Thailand

2012 Advanced Nerve Touch Level I and II with Master Jack Chaiya
Chiang Mai, Thailand

2012 Yoga Teacher Training Module 1 with Max Strom
Los Gatos, California

2012 Yoga Tune Up Therapy Ball Practitioner Training with Jill Miller
Los Gatos, California

2013 Matece earned her E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance and began teaching yoga teachers

2013 Inversions Immersion Teacher Training with Maty Ezraty
Los Gatos, California

2013 Yoga Teacher Training Module 2 with Max Strom
Los Gatos, California

2008: Yin-Yang Yoga with Paul Grilley
2008: Ayurveda and Yoga with Scott Blossom
2008: Befriending the Mind-Dragons with Sally Kempton
2009: Therapeutic Yoga with Cheri Clampett and Arturo Peal
2010: The Art of Teaching Flow Yoga with Linda McGrath
2010: Healing Power of Forgiveness with Max Strom
2011: Shoulder Anatomy with Jill Miller
2011: Pelvic Floor Workshop with Leslie Howard
2012: Art of Teaching Beginners with Jason Crandell
2012: Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater
2012: Compassionate Presence with Sarah Powers