Donations help to fund our activities and programs. Your contribution helps us share Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans by:
- developing personalized programs for the individual needs of the veteran
- offering discounts and scholarships to Veterans and their families for classes and programs in affiliate studios
- offering partial scholarships to our Yoga Teacher Training Programs
- developing and distributing Yoga for Veterans Toolkits
Together, we can provide the healing benefits of yoga and meditation to thousands of returning Veterans, service members preparing for deployment, and their families – and in so doing, improve mental and physical well-being for those who have done so much to serve our country.
In 2013, we produced 10,000 Yoga for Veterans Toolkits, each of which included a complete suite of yoga resources. We distributed these to military and Veteran hospital facilities, Soldier and Family Assistance Centers, and wellness programs for wounded warriors.
Beginning in 2014, we increased that number to 30,000, and included active duty men and women as well as Veterans.
This year, we plan to expand our programs for veterans and yoga teachers as we continue to distribute Toolkits.
With your help, we can bring our programs to more teachers and veterans.
Please support our work by making a one-time gift, or by committing to a monthly donation that helps us build sustainable programs.
Where Will My Money Go?
Here are some of the ways your donations make a difference.
|$25||A Toolkit for a veteran|
|$100||Toolkits for 4 veterans|
|$400||A 15-hour training scholarship for a veteran|
|$1000||A 100-hour Mindful Yoga Therapy Teaching Certification Program scholarship for a veteran|
|$1500||Partial scholarship for a veteran toward yoga teacher training|
|$3500||Full scholarship for a veteran for yoga teacher training|
When you donate online or send a contribution by mail, your gift helps to fund one of our greatest areas of need: providing free yoga and meditation toolkits to combat veterans and their families. Resources like our guided meditation CDs and Mindful Yoga Therapy Practice Guide teach combat veterans to connect with tools they carry within themselves to better manage symptoms of post-traumatic stress and successfully reintegrate into civilian life.
We have heard countless times that our resources truly have been life saving.
I am an Iraq war veteran who works at a VAMC as a Peer Support Specialist. Also, I suffer from PTSD, anxiety, panic attacks and I have a mild TBI. Before working here in December 2012, I found your website and received the Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans Recovering from Trauma book and CDs. That book helped me deal with my symptoms and I found out that I like to do yoga and meditation, two things I never thought I would do.
Now that I work here at the VA, I’m trying to help my fellow veterans gain the same relief and peace that I felt from this program. I am able to run groups here and one of them is a stress/anxiety management group.
Thank you for this program—it helped give me life again.
I teach yoga for veterans at the VA in Topeka, Kansas. The VA has a 24-bed/7 week program. The Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans Coping with Trauma book and the 2 CD’s have been helpful with information about Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). It describes PTS and gives you a tool-box to help veterans break the cycle with breathing techniques, mindful movement with a practice guide, Yoga Nidra, Meditation and Gratitude. It is concisely written with great information. The CDs that come with it are well done and helpful for my classes.
I wanted to take a moment to thank you and the organization for the CDs and Mindful Yoga Therapy Practice Guide. The audio CD was great quality, and I think they would be an asset to any Vet or active duty service member looking to use pranayama and yoga nidra as tools in managing PTSD or other trauma.
We’ve been working with Vets in Houston for over two years, and looking to increase our footprint very soon. Harris County (Houston’s location) has the second highest population of military Veterans in the US, and our VA medical center is one of the largest anywhere. So, we have a significant population here that needs our help.
Thanks again for your interest and great work in this community.
~Carl Salazar, Founder and Executive Director, Expedition Balance, Houston, TX
Read more from veterans on how Mindful Yoga Therapy has impacted them.
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