Thank you for your support!

This was a solo gig on a grass roots budget. All donations went towards my journey or Bikram Yoga teacher training – Spring 2010.

Bikram Yoga Studios Sponsorship:

Maroochydore Bikram
Roxanne Giles, Bikram Yoga Maroochydore, AUSTRALIA – 30 Day Pass. My home studio where I had my first class. Thanks Roxanne for your endless support and encouragement!

True Fitness
Rich Nichols, Bikram Yoga Bangkok/True Fitness, THAILAND – 30 Day Yoga Pass, mat & towel. My first overseas destination & cultural delight. Looking forward to Rich’s offer to land me in the “thick of it”. Thanks Rich!

True Fitness
Rowena Ooi, Bikram Yoga Mumbai, INDIA – 30 Day Yoga Pass. The home of Yoga and sure to be a highlight of my journey. Thanks Rowena, Rich Nichols and the team at True Fitness!

Club Stretch
Brian Ward, Club Stretch Dubai, UAE – 30 Day Yoga Pass, mat & towel. Dubai was hot, both in and out of the studio, thank you Brian, Tasha & Alex!


Krisztina Falkay Bikram in Hungary
Krisztina Falkay & Linda Nádas, Bikram Yoga Centre Budapest, HUNGARY – 30 Day Yoga Pass, mat & towel. Thank you Krisztina & Linda, you were the best! I loved the energy of 50 yogis during the evening classes!

Liliane Burkhard & Julie Abay, Bikram Yoga Luzern, SWITZERLAND – 30 Day Yoga Pass, mat & towel. Thank you Lilian & Julie! The location for the Global Bender, and sixth month, cant wait!


Mine Taylan, Bikram Yoga Malmo, SWEDEN – 30 Day Yoga Pass, mat & towel. Mine was my first sponsor outside Australia and had me ecstatic. Tack så mycket Mine!


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Andreas Juen & Christian Betancor-Leon, Bikram Yoga Commercial Drive, Vancouver, CANADA – 30 Day Yoga Pass, mat, towel, accommodation, massage & water bottle. Thanks for inviting me Andreas, you guys really know how to support a yogi.. much respect!

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Ulises Calatayud, Bikram Yoga Mexico, Mexico City, MEXICO – 30 Day Yoga Pass, mat, towel & water.  It was a last minute decision to come to Mexico; Muchos Gracias for your support and helping to make it happen Ulises!

Carla Cristofori & Jay Fairbank, Bikram Yoga Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA – 30 Day Yoga Pass, mat, towel & water. South America’s newest studio and I get to participate in your first 30 Day Challenge, awesome! Muchos Gracias Carla & Jay.

Bikram Yoga Teachers Sponsorship:

Steve and Priscilla Keith, Buderim, AUSTRALIA Thank you for continuous encouragement, advice and promoting my challenge everywhere you go. You guys rock!

Renae Marsh, Bikram Yoga Caloundra, AUSTRALIA – Thank you for the “One On One” training and promoting my challenge at Bikram Yoga Caloundra.

Product Support:

Skins ICE half tights and short sleeve top, plus wholesale offer on their product range. Thank you Skins and Amanda Herrod, Product Development Manager for your support.

Verbatim Australia 500GB 2.5inch Portable Combo Drive. Thank you Verbatim Australia for choosing to support me with a small sexy Combo Drive to keep my data safe.

Team Shakti, Sweden. Thanks for your Sponsorship of a Shaktimat. Check out the Shaktimat “bed of nails” here. Thanks to Dhara (yoga magazine “Om YOGA Om”) for hooking me up!

Website Sponsors:

Website design by Heidi Jermyn. Sister & Web Master extraordinaire. Director of Cookie Web – beautiful web solutions. Heidi designs my posters, is my naff detector and keeps the website purring.

Website build by Ian Jermyn. Brother & Artistic genius and longboard styler. Director of Organic Devolution – Surf Art and Threads. Ian designs my T-shirts & crazy yoga characters on my website.

General Sponsorship:

Kevin and Cheryl McMahon A massive thank you go out to my close neighbors and friends. Best of luck with future “MacDaddy” Productions Kevin.

The Yogis at Bikram Yoga Maroochydore Thank you so much for the money raised during January (1st 30 Day Challenge) at my home studio!

Shabana Wow Shabana, you really surprised me with the generosity of your donation. More to come on Shabana soon, this lady is a mover and shaker in India!

Emma, Tasha & Majella A HUGE thank you to my angels in Dubai for believing in my journey and making a donation towards my teacher training. You rocked my world in Dubai!

Room, bed or couches surfed:

Mumbai – Akhil, Riddhi
Dubai – Susanne, Emma, Pip, Veathika
Budapest – Gergely, Diàna
Luzern – Sonja, Aleksandra & Johanna
MalmöErik Persson
Vancouver – Bikram Yoga Commercial Drive

Participate in Creating a Better World, One Couch At A Time via couchsurfing.com

Special Thanks:

My family – Virginia, David, Mick, Heidi & Ian. Unending love and support. No words can do them justice!
Close friends / Special council – you know who you are. A million thanks.

Who does Matt donate to?

The Fred Hollows Foundation. I proudly donate monthly to The Foundation. Become a donor here.

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