Matthew Sanford

Speaking & Keynotes


Matthew’s remarkable story and workshops inspire audiences, engages employees and lowers health care costs.  At age thirteen, Matthew's world turned upside-down when a devastating car accident killed his father and sister and left him paralyzed from the chest down.  Matthew transforms his harrowing story into life lessons for individuals and organizations alike.  Matthew shows audiences the courage to transcend.  Thirty-two years later, Matthew is:

  • The award-winning author of Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence.
  • A nationally recognized yoga teacher.
  • Founder of the groundbreaking nonprofit Mind Body Solutions.
  • A leading voice in the integrative health movement.

At Conferences, Matthew's inspiring story and interactive approach engage both the minds and bodies of his audiences. Participants do not simply sit passively and listen.  They stand, stretch, breathe and connect to a deeper sense of purpose. 

In Business Settings, Matthew’s speaking and workshops increase employee engagement and retention while reducing health care costs. His approach has been quantitatively proven through a study on employees at a leading healthcare facility.