As I prepare to complete yoga teacher training May 17, I am energized by my goal to bring what I've learned to Okinawa and share it with the military and family members serving overseas. My Team Inner Strength fundraiser is a way to support the work of Give Back Yoga, Warriors for Healing, and Connected Warriors to bring FREE yoga classes to veterans, the active-duty military, and their family members. I recently completed a workshop by Connected Warriors for Trauma Conscious Yoga Teaching, and look forward to sharing those skills by offering yoga classes to the underserved military population in Okinawa.
100% of your donation goes directly to support programs produced by Give Back Yoga Foundation and Connected Warriors, both national foundations providing Yoga science and other healing services to our veterans, service members and their families. Your donation will also help Warriors for Healing grow this movement of selfless service, expand awareness of the healing powers of yoga to a broader audience, and to hold more special fundraising events nationwide.
EVERY DOLLAR MAKES A DIFFERENCE.
For every $100 raised we can provide one veteran the following package:
• A thorough Mindful Yoga Therapy For Veterans Practice Guide with detailed explanations of yoga therapy, how yoga helps deal with PTSD, series of yoga postures with photos and illustrations, techniques for mindful breathing, meditation and affirmations, plus audio CDs for breath work and deep meditation. (Provided by Give Back Yoga Foundation)
• Access to a list of complimentary yoga class for veterans in various states across the country. (Provided by Connected Warriors Foundation / availability subject to geographic location).
• A PDF version of the highly acclaimed memoir Warrior Pose, How Yoga Literally Saved My Life, by former netwroks news war correspondent and W4H founder Bhava Ram. (provided by the Warriors for Healing Foundation)
About the Give Back Yoga Foundation:
Give Back Yoga Foundation’s Mindful Yoga Therapy (MYT) program has developed and delivered an evidence-informed, clinically tested yoga program specifically for veterans with post-traumatic stress and readjustment issues.
About the Connected Warriors Foundation:
Connected Warriors provides free “trauma conscious” yoga classes nationwide for veterans, service members, and their families that are designed to encourage physical, mental, and emotional health and wellness. Participants learn and develop skills that allow them to mentally, emotionally, and physically heal while reconnecting to everyday life and the communities in which they live. www.connectedwarriors.org
SUPPORT IN PERSON AND CELEBRATE TOGETHER
On June 28th @ 1pm this movement will go national - live streamed from coast to coast - over 600+ Yogis, service groups, spiritual centers, veterans and military supporters will join together on the idyllic Windsor Lawn of the historic Hotel del Coronado overlooking the Pacific Ocean in a 90-minute Warriors for Healing Yoga Celebration of Service led by Bhava Ram, with music by Steve Gold and special guest performers.