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CROWDRISE : Dec 22, 2014
Tax ID: 45-3112237
BASED: Ft Lauderdale, FL, United States



Mats for Afghanistan

Connected Warriors Inc is a community based volunteer organization providing free, trauma-conscious yoga therapy for service members, veterans and their families in the United States. On July 17th, CW is holding our first ever yoga class on an active military base overseas. We need your help in bringing yoga mats to our men and women serving in Afghanistan! Contributions made after the 17th will go towards providing more opportunities such as this one in addition to supporting our veterans, service members, and their families here in the US.

Connected Warriors was founded in August 2011 by a group of  professionals and yoga teachers in the South Florida area who, as long time practitioners themselves, know the powerfully beneficial effects of this ancient system.  Connected Warriors has established a nationwide network that includes 719 Certified Yoga Teachers who volunteer their time and talents to instruct classes at local yoga studios, community veteran centers and other donated spaces.  As of July 2014, we conduct approximately 175 classes each month with an attendance of about 1,000 participants.


Therapeutic yoga practices, including relaxation and meditation, are a valuable treatment component for post traumatic stress and other trauma-related psycho-emotional difficulties.    Overseas deployments can affect service members, veterans and their families for years.  Participants of our current classes learn how to handle stressful situations in a more relaxed manner by quieting and focusing their mind, which encourages positive thoughts and self-acceptance.


Connected Warriors is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded on the principles of volunteerism and selfless giving.  It is a collection of yoga teachers, business professionals and military veterans who have joined together to honor military men, women and families by making available an effective method of health and well being.  The practice of yoga is used as a powerful tool helping Veterans and current Service Members overcome stresses, injuries and unwanted effects of military service.

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