Mindful Therapeutic Yoga for Veterans Teacher Training at SYF2014 in collaboration with Give Back Yoga Foundation
“Their goal is to place 10,000 Yoga For Veterans Toolkits (developed by expert teachers with years of experience in working with Veterans) into the hands of our brothers and sisters affected by post-traumatic stress syndrome, traumatic brain injury, and other stress related illnesses this year. We thought we might be able to help out… This will jumpstart GBYF in 2014 and expand exponentially the services to Veterans in years to come.” Marc Titus, Founder & Director, Sedona Yoga Festival
The money raised here will provide 10,000 Yoga Toolkits to Veterans, available free from the Give Back Yoga Foundation. Two hundred teachers, trained at Sedona Yoga Festival Pre-Conference teacher training intensive in February, aiming to reach 50 veterans upon returning home and these teachings and toolkits, proven to alleviate PTS and trauma, will be in the hands of 10,000 veterans within months. Heal our warriors, heal the country.
At SYF2014, in partnership with the Give Back Yoga Foundation, we are offering SYF Gives Back 2014 – Mindful Therapeutic Yoga Practices for Veterans, a 2-Day intensive training for yoga teachers. We chose to partner with Give Back Yoga Foundation because of their total dedication to making yoga available to those who might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience the transformational benefits of this powerful practice. This training will provide participants with specific tools and practices developed through clinical experience working with veterans coping with post-traumatic stress and other psycho-emotional stress. While benefiting trauma patients safely and comfortably, the training can be helpful for yoga teachers working with anyone dealing with stress and other psychological difficulties.
The Give Back Yoga Foundation has assembled a faculty of leading experts for this training, including Beryl Bender Birch, James Fox, Suzanne Manifort, Gina Garcia, and Ann Richardson, all who have been working continuously for years with veterans in their recovery process from post-traumatic stress. Participants are offered complimentary access to the Sedona Yoga Festival through Saturday and Sunday, as well as post-conference offerings to help build networks and strategies for bringing back out into the world that which was realized at this inspiring and transformative event.