From a young age, I found solace in movement, connecting with nature and embracing my own body. My journey started with yoga at 5, followed by tumbling, skateboarding, surfing, soccer, and baseball. At 12, I fell in love with martial arts, studying disciplines such as Shaolin Kung Fu, boxing, wrestling, Tai chi, and more, earning high ranks and lineages.

In 1984, I began teaching movement for health and fitness at Toyota. A life-altering accident in 1988 led me to explore alternative therapies like bodywork, acupuncture, qigong, and energy medicine. Intrigued by their effectiveness, I delved into bodywork, trauma healing, shamanic practices, coaching, and studied with numerous masters.

Combining my expertise, I began teaching martial arts, qigong, and yoga professionally, alongside my work as a manual therapist. Inspired by the fusion of these disciplines, I created Sacred Energy Arts (SEA) – an integrated approach that blends qigong, martial arts, yoga, healing, poetry, and adventure.

Through one-on-one sessions, classes, workshops, and retreats, I’ve shared SEA with diverse individuals from all walks of life – CEOs, actors, professional athletes from various sports, and people from across the globe.

In SEA, I’ve harnessed the potency of ancient and progressive traditions to guide others on a transformative journey towards personal growth, vitality, and interconnectedness.

Upcoming Programs

Yoga Vacation Program
April 6 — 8, 2025
Matthew Cohen

Discover Sacred Energy Arts - A celebration of being alive, a method of cultivating radiant health and an inward path towards freedom and creative expression.


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