Mind Body Solutions offers practical, experiential workshops for healthcare professionals in all fields. Participants:

Our signature offering for all healthcare professionals is a three-day workshop entitled, Integrating Yogic Principles Into the Delivery of Healthcare.

We also offer customized shorter workshops from two to eight hours. Areas include:


Integrating Yogic Principles in the Delivery of Healthcare

A weekend workshop for Healthcare Providers from Matthew Sanford and Mind Body Solutions
Workshop Dates:
Nov 3-5, 2017   Register here

How is this different from our Level I Adapting Yoga for Disability workshop?

We have designed this workshop to teach the principles of yoga with less emphasis on the poses and more on practical application to one’s professional practice and personal life. This weekend is about improving mind-body interactions in all contexts, on transforming the therapeutic relationship between caregiver and client, and applying this in a healthcare setting. In this way, both the client and the caregiver are nourished. Clients have improved outcomes and caregivers are more effective and engaged.

Prepare for a weekend of exploration and inquiry as you learn and practice how the ancient principles of yoga can be applied and used immediately in your professional practice. Topics will include the mind body nature of disability, how utilizing a holistic approach nourishes both the client and the caregiver, teaching the experience of a pose, establishing compassionate boundaries, principles of alignment, subtle sensations in the body, resistance to change in the current healthcare model, and self-practice.

Ample time will be spent in the learning and practice of techniques that will be immediately applicable in the healthcare setting. Time will also be directed toward establishing a personal practice so providers will understand the effect of the principles they will be using in the clinical setting.

No yoga experience is required. Please wear comfortable clothing and plan to remove shoes in the studio.

Learning Objectives:

Continuing Education Requirements:

This workshop has been designed to meet the MN Board of Nursing and the MN Board of Social Work continuing education requirements.

Workshop Schedule:

Registration Details:


November 3-5, 2017

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Cancellation Policy:  All refund requests must be made in writing to MBS.  A refund, minus a $100 processing fee will be made for requests by the first day of the workshop.




A Mind-Body Approach to Trauma and PTSD

A weekend workshop with Matthew Sanford and Mind Body Solutions
Workshop Dates:
Sept 8-9, 2017  / $275   Register Here

This workshop, intended for professional caregivers, educators and yoga teachers, takes an experiential approach to exploring how trauma and PTS (post-traumatic stress) affect the mind-body relationship and how a mind-body approach creates different opportunities for healing.  Through guided experiential activities, group discussion, and creative problem solving, participants will gain an intuitive understanding of how PTS affects a person’s sense of presence both within his or her body and within the world.  Participants will hear real life stories of PTSD and trauma and learn approaches to helping, rather than simply treating, people suffering with PTSD.

Post-traumatic stress lies on a continuum and lands in the silent, or intangible, parts of the mind-body relationship.  In this workshop you will learn certain mind-body truths and how they relate to one’s sense of presence.  You will reconsider and rethink what a memory is and how the body holds time.  You’ll learn how to help clients realize their own sensation of “the present”.  And you will come away with intuitive strategies for helping those with PTSD move toward healing.

Some yoga experience is strongly recommended. Please wear comfortable clothing and plan to remove shoes in the studio.


Learning Objectives

Participants will develop knowledge in the following areas:



Continuing Education Credits

This course has been designed to meet the MN Board of Nursing and MN Board of Social Work continuing education requirements.  Approval for 10 hours of continuing education has been received by the following:

MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy

MN Board of Psychology

MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy, LPC/LPCC/LADC



Friday, Sept 8, 2017,  from 6-9pm  Saturday, Sept 9, 2017,  from 8:00am-4:30pm

Location:  MBS Studio


Course Faculty:

Matthew Sanford, MA, E-RYT

Amy Samson-Burke, MPT, PYT, OYI


“Disconnection with one’s body can be one of the most overlooked—and possibly undervalued–aspects of trauma, whether the trauma is primarily physical, psychological, or both. Yet, finding a way to reconnect—even in small ways through gradual body awareness—can bring a type of healing that reaches where more “surface” interventions can’t.    As a VA psychologist who works primarily with Veterans who have experienced significant physical trauma, my training at MBS was both professionally and personally valuable in thinking about aspects of deeper healing.”

~  Sarah Brindle, Staff Psycholgist, SCI Unit, VA Long Beach, CA


Workshop Agenda:

Day One

Hours: 6pm-9pm


Day Two

8:00am-4:30pm with morning/afternoon breaks and a one-hour lunch

Morning Session

Afternoon Session


September Workshop  Register Here


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