Yoga is the lens through which I see and approach the world. My mission in teaching is to empower people’s unique beauty in body and soul.

Meet Samantha ‘Shakti’ Matthews, P.T., C-IAYT

As a certified Yoga Therapist, Physiotherapist and intuitive healer Sam has co-founded the Harbor Health Center with her partner, Dr. John Grady DO. She is a talented yoga teacher certified at the highest level by both the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and the Yoga Alliance. She has taught foundational and advanced yoga teacher trainings for over a decade. Sam’s former last name was Brown, if seeing it online.

As an international instructor she is known for educating many of Santa Cruz, San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley’s top yoga teachers, elite high-tech executives, and their corporate teams. With over 25 years of experience she is one of the original online and festival yoga instructors. She brings laughter, playfulness, and an ability to inspire students to heal on all levels. Her classes are catered to her students needs. Her instruction can be challenging, athletic, and/or therapeutic based on the needs of each individual. She has a unique ability to give each class participant the sense of being seen and deeply supported.

She has also taught at the original Wanderlust festivals, she taught online for Gaia TV, Grokker Expert Video Network, and has mentored and certified hundreds of Northern California yoga teachers, and has taught classes to classes thousands of people at live mindfulness and music festivals.

Sam is honored to work with her partner Dr. John Grady at Heart Farm in Soquel, California.

Sam’s Expertise Areas

Stress Reduction, Standing Balances, Arms & Shoulders, Backs, Balance Poses, Sports Injuries, Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation, Mindfulness, Meditation, Pelvic Floor Tantra and more!

Samantha is amazing! She brings her giant heart energy, compassion, knowledge and wisdom to her healing. She goes way beyond simple movement instruction and she helps to open areas that have been blocked for decades.
I am truly grateful for her intuitive senses and her gifts!
— Jared ~ Personal Training


Thank you to Grokker for these images

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Watch Sam lead hundreds of people with Shakti Yoga at Bhakti Fest