On this Veterans Day, we express gratitude to our Veterans and active duty service members serving our country. Many lives have been radically changed by the experience of war. Yoga is one of several healing modalities that has been shown to alleviate the effects of anxiety, depression, PTS, and TBI as a consequence of war.
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 Pre-Conference training for yoga teachers. We choose to partner with the Give Back Yoga Foundation because of their 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.
Together we have assembled a faculty of leading experts for this training, all who have been working continuously for years with Veterans in their recovery process. Participants are offered complimentary access to the Sedona Yoga Festival through Saturday and Sunday in gratitude for their willingness to expand yoga outreach to Veterans and active duty service members. CEUs are available through our Education Partner theSouthwest Institute of Healing Arts.
Please click through to our blog post and video interview with Executive Director Rob Schware of GBYF, and definitely click the donate button, even if you can only afford to share and help us get the word out!
Deep gratitude today, and all days, to those who have and do respond to the call for service. Namaste…