Matthew Sanford is a nationally recognized yoga teacher, a sought-after public speaker, founder the nonprofit Mind Body Solutions, and a paraplegic for the last thirty-five years. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence and speaks at conferences, corporations, and higher learning institutions nationwide. Sanford 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 Deepak Chopra, Dean Ornish, and Mehmet Oz. Matthew Sanford also has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, People Magazine, and American Public Media’s On Being.