Five Pillars Yoga

Matt Lombardo

Where are you from?
Hardscrabble, Paumanok (Long Island)

How did you come to Yoga?
I started as a Bikram student and then moved into vinyasa as a student. Then I did a training, started teaching, did another training etc. Been teaching publicly and privately for 12 years now. I even get to practice now and again.

What inspires you?
Depends on the context. Free thinkers, entrepreneurs. People who can tell a joke without cursing or putting themselves down. My Grandmother. Batman. Etienne de la Boetie.

How would you describe your teaching style?
Black, no sugar, no cream, 2 blocks on the side.

Do you have a Spirit Animal?
A Corgi wearing a sweater with a Dolphin on it.

Current favorite inspirational quote?
“Under budget and ahead of schedule.”

Personal motto or mantra?
You’ve got to swing to hit.

Complete the sentence: I practice because…
The results aren’t going to happen otherwise.