Keith Mitchell is a former NFL All-Pro linebacker for the New Orleans Saints, Houston Texans, and Jacksonville Jaguars whose career came to an abrupt end with a tragic tackle that left him paralyzed him from the neck down. The inability to use his physical body put Mitchell on a spiritual path and new life purpose.
During the recovery process, Keith dove deeply into the practices of conscious breathing and mindfulness and ultimately developed a relationship to his true Self. After regaining functionality, he used yoga to rebuild his body and integrate a new level of consciousness.
Keith’s compelling story of healing trauma through holistic practices has captured the attention of a global media audience including Dr. Oz, MSNBC and CNN. He intends to create change on a legislative level through his Congressional Yoga Association with congressmen Charles Wrangle and Tim Ryan. His care plan, developed in partnership with the University of Rochester, help veterans heal Post Traumatic Stress Disorder through holistic practices. He created the Light It Up Foundation as a vehicle for educating a national community on health, nutrition and emotional well-being. More than 10,000 people participated in the organization’s most recent event in Los Angeles.