“It took a devastating car accident, paralysis from the chest
down, and dependence on a wheelchair before I truly realized the
importance of my body.”
has inspired and enhanced the lives of thousands by sharing the
fundamental importance of the mind-body relationship. For him,
connecting mind and body is not just a health strategy; it is a
movement of consciousness that can change the world. He works on a
variety of fronts to spread his message:
Founder and President of Mind Body Solutions
In 2002, Matthew founded Mind Body Solutions, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming trauma, loss and disability into hope and potential by awakening the connection between mind and body.
Nationally Recognized Yoga Teacher and Workshop Leader
Matthew teaches at national yoga conferences, studios and institutions around the country. Although he teaches people of all abilities, Matthew is a pioneer in adapting yoga for those living with disabilities. “We all live on a continuum of abilities and disabilities,” he says. “The principles of yoga apply to all people, to all bodies.” He also teaches weekly at the Mind Body Solutions Yoga studio in Minnesota.
Matthew uses his inspirational story to speak about the fundamental importance of the mind-body relationship. “Deepening the mind-body connection is one of the secrets to living well, achieving success and finding purpose,” he asserts. With an unparalleled sense of how to realize opportunity in the face of change, he reaches audiences nationwide including corporations, major health care organizations, universities and national yoga conferences.
Matthew shares his personal story in his critically acclaimed book Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence. Waking not only received two book awards, but was also reviewed in many national publications. “I wrote a memoir, not to tell you something about me, but rather to teach something about the mind-body relationship,” he shares.
Matthew has been an active member of the Investor’s Circle since 1995. He believes sustainable investing (investment practices that balance financial returns with social and environmental impact) is an essential and practical expression of mind-body integration. Learn more.