Matthew Sanford - Mind Body Solutions
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Matthew Sanford


Matthew Sanford is an expert in the process transformation through the healing power of yoga. Paralyzed from the chest down at age thirteen and beginning yoga at age twenty-five, Matthew knows firsthand the transformative effect that yoga can have on the mind-body relationship. He is an internationally recognized yoga teacher, a sought-after public speaker. He is the author of the critically acclaimed WAKING: A MEMOIR OF TRAUMA AND TRANSCENDENCE (Rodale: 2006). Matthew has also emerged as a leading voice in the integrated health movement.  He won the 2010 Pioneer of Integrative Medicine Award from the California Pacific Medical Center’s Institute of Health and Healing.  Previous recipients include Dr. Deepok Chopra, Dr. Dean Ornish, and Dr. Mehmet Oz. He also has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, People Magazine, and American Public Media’s On Being.

Clients include:

Target Corporation, American Express, Dain-Rauscher, Medtronic, General Mills, Mayo Clinic, Detroit Medical Center, Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC), California Pacific Medical Center, University of MN, University of MN Duluth,University of Buffalo, University of Mary, and Quinnipiac University.  For more information: or