Matthew Darling

Matthew Darling, a native of Michigan, began his yoga practice in 1994. He was quickly drawn to Ashtanga Yoga and Transcendental Meditation, which have been his main practices ever since. Matthew first traveled t...

Ashtanga Yoga Mysore


at YOGA SOUP (28 PARKER WAY SANTA BARBARA, California 93101)

All are welcome. Begin your day continuing your established Ashtanga practice, re-engaging with a prior attempt, starting from the beginning– or anywhere in-between. The Mysore class setting offers a collective energy where you can find your own rhythm, receive individual support and guidance, answer questions, and develop a self-motivated practice. 

Matthew intends to meet and serve you with the Ashtanga practice from where you are– without overwhelming you. His focus, attention and sensitivity to an individual's needs as well as his playful spirit, patient support and sense of humor are integrated in his teaching and guidance.

Matthew’s instruction offers an opportunity to find rhythm, skill and responsibility in the development of a yoga practice. He encourages the journey of each student to discover and understand their true nature, individual purpose and passion. 

Weekly on Monday's and Wednesday's except Moon days (full and new moon of each month) to be posted.