​Subtle Body & the Heart of Yoga

Paralyzed from the chest down since the age of 13, Matthew has a unique approach to yoga that is relevant to everyone, no matter the state of the body. In this interview he shares the unity consciousness and compassion that springs forth from practicing with the awareness of the subtle body, and how this practice will indeed change the world.

About Matthew Sanford

Matthew Sanford’s inspirational story begins at age 13 when he survived a devastating car accident that killed his father and sister and left him permanently paralyzed from the chest down.  Now 45, Sanford is a public speaker, healthcare pioneer, award‐winning author, and nationally recognized yoga teacher who has inspired and enhanced the lives of thousands. Sanford shares his philosophy on the importance of the mind‐body relationship and our inner capacity for strength, growth and transformation in his critically acclaimed book WAKING:  A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence. In 2007, Waking received both a Minnesota Book Award and Northeastern Minnesota Book Award and is fast becoming required reading for medical and rehabilitation schools and yoga teacher trainings. In 2002 Sanford founded Mind Body Solutions, a non‐profit 501c(3) dedicated to transforming trauma, loss and disability into hope and potential by awakening the connection between mind and body. matthewsanford.com