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Matthew Sanford

Mind Body Solutions transforms trauma, loss, and disability into hope and potential by awakening the connection between mind and body. Come find us.

First Verified Mar 2017

First Registered Jun 2009 Teacher Profile

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About Matthew Sanford

Matthew Sanford is a internationally recognized yoga teacher, a sought-after public speaker, founder of the non-profit Mind Body Solutions, and a paraplegic for the last forty years.  He is the author of the critically acclaimed WAKING: A MEMOIR OF TRAUMA AND TRANSCENDENCE (Rodale: 2006) and speaks at conferences, corporations, and higher learning institutions nationwide. Matthew has also emerged as a leading voice in the integrated health movement.  In 2010, Matthew was awarded the Pioneer of Integrative Medicine Award from the California Pacific  Institute of Health.  Previous recipients include Dr. Depak Chopra, Dr. Dean Ornish, and Dr. Mehmet Oz. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, American Public Media’s On Being with Krista Tippett, and MN public television and radio. 

Matthew and his non-profit, Mind Body Solutions, have pioneered a unique approach to helping people of all abilities live better in their body.  


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