Regardless of how you feel about war, our veterans have paid a steep price. At Mind Body Solutions, we are positioned to help our veterans truly come home.
Our founder Matthew Sanford has personal reasons for helping our veterans. Injured in 1978, Matthew benefited greatly from the strength and perseverance of the men and women returning from Vietnam. Due to improvements in field medicine, soldiers survived increasingly complex injuries, especially spinal cord injuries and amputations. To our country’s credit, we improved not only medical treatments and adaptive equipment, but also invested in curb cuts, handicapped parking and more accessible architectural designs. As a result, Matthew’s experience of living with a disability was significantly improved.
Matthew is now in a position to give back. His experience of living with permanent paralysis for 30 years and practicing yoga for 18 years can help our veterans adjust to their physical disabilities and deal with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Matthew also hopes history will repeat itself. If we successfully develop a mind-body approach to treat the trauma, loss and disability of our veterans, then a mind-body approach will become more widely accepted within our culture and everyone living with a disability will benefit.
Matthew has taken his message to veteran organizations around the country and serves on the advisory board of There and Back Again, a nonprofit reintegration program for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. In the coming year, Mind Body Solutions will expand its offerings to share our expertise in transforming disability with our veterans.
To honor their service, Mind Body Solutions is pleased to offer a free Adaptive Yoga Class for disabled veterans on Tuesdays through November 22 from 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. To register or for more information, email email@example.com.
Mind Body Solutions teaches traditional and adaptive yoga to students in Minnetonka, Golden Valley, and Minneapolis, MN.