Mat and Ash are internationally recognized holistic healers and contemporary teachers of Self-realization. Known as The Yoga Couple™, their fresh outlook on holistic psychology, yoga philosophy, spirituality, and meditation is down to earth and accessible for all. Their mission is to bridge the gap between Western Psychology and Eastern Philosophy especially when it comes to navigating relationships. They are the authors of The Inner Work, creators of Positive Affirmations to Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind on itunes, as well The Inner Work podcast hosts. Together they reside on Big Island, Hawaii where they host healing retreats, personal transformational immersions, and teach mindful living.
Mathew Micheletti graduated from high school at age 15 to begin his college studies. After receiving a bachelor's degree in Psychology at 19 years old, he worked in inpatient psychiatry for a year before heading into naturopathic medical school in Arizona. It was there that he met the three colleagues who would change the course of his life forever. A Yogi, a former Buddhist monk, and a Hindu. Through them he was introduced to the eastern philosophies of Self-realization. Mathew was inspired to then leave medical school to further his studies of consciousness and the mind. At 23 years old, seeking to further understand and learn how to best heal the mind, he enrolled into a Master's program to become a family therapist. Still unsatisfied with the limited attention academics gave to understanding consciousness, Mathew immersed himself into full time study of research on consciousness and enlightenment conducted by Dr. Hawkins, M.D, PH.D. Mathew has since trained in the YogaWorks method under Alexandra Crow and has gone on to teach at studios and festivals across the United States with his wife Ashley. Together they now live on the big island of Hawaii.
Ashley Cottrell began practicing yoga at age 16. Growing up with a mother severely addicted to narcotics, inspired Ashley to investigate spirituality and alternative healing early on in her life. By twenty, Ashley began studying to become a yoga educator with her mentor Kathleen Santor. She continued her search for truth and wisdom at UNLV studying eastern philosophy and religion, while simultaneously teaching yoga therapy under the direct guidance of Dr. Alissa Wampole, OMD. Wanting to bring the light of yoga to "Sin City", Ashley opened her first yoga studio, Modo Yoga LV by age 25, and her second studio Evolution Yoga by age 26. She has since trained under teachers such as Ted Grand, founder of Moksha Yoga, Annie Carpenter, founder of SmartFlow, Aileen Epstein Ignadiou, founder of the Iyengar Yoga Center, and has taken special interest to studying the work of George Feuerstein PH.D Indologist - Founder of Traditional Yoga Studies. Besides being one half of The Yoga Couple™ with her husband Mathew, she is also the co-founder of Spirit Woman, an organization committed to educating women about their moon cycles and blood cycles. Ashley's mother, Lisa, has now been sober for over six years due to the healing powers of yoga and alternative medicine.