Jeff Schmatt

jschmatt-10-16Jeff Schmatt a life-long resident of Linn County is an entrepreneur and photographer and lives in Mount Vernon with his wife Marci Schmatt.

He started practicing Yoga in 2012 inspired by Marci’s enjoyment of the practice; and became a Yoga Fit instructor in 2015.

Jeff has been a practitioner of Chinese Martial Arts of Kung Fu since 1986 and has been teaching Tai Chi since 1990; and has taught Tai Chi for the “College for Kids” program since 1995.  He is also certified instructor for the women’s self-defense system called JustYellFire.com .

Tai Chi and Yoga have numerous overlapping principals and health benefits for example balance and flexibility, but he appreciates both ancient practices for their physical and mental health benefits to stay centered in these modern times.