Roland Mathews started studying yoga in 1995 as a way to relieve stresses and tensions that come with having a typical corporate job. Having been very active during his formative years with competitive sports like tennis, track & field, and soccer, he found yoga liberating because of its ability to bring the mind to a non-competitive state. After studying Iyengar Yoga at the Yoga Place in Costa Mesa, CA in 2001, he started teaching yoga there at the encouragement of the owner. He has also studied with Paul Grilley, Sarah Powers, Shiva Rea, Max Strom, and various other teachers. Roland has been teaching yoga since 2001.

His current teaching style primarily focuses on the Yin style but he integrates his knowledge from other lineages like Iyengar, Vinyasa Krama, and Feldenkrais-based movements. Roland currently lives in Encinitas, CA.