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Yoga for Veterans

When Will the Joint Chiefs Practice Yoga?

Rob Schware | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Jon Greuel, who was trained as a pilot and flew AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) for 20 years. During his 2008-09...

Yoga for Veterans: 'I Can Feel Myself Breathe'

Rob Schware | Posted 11.28.2013 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Yael Calhoun, who started teaching yoga about 10 years ago. With her three elementary school-aged sons, she started a summer...

Yoga: How We Serve Those in Uniform and Their Spouses

Rob Schware | Posted 11.09.2013 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Susan Barber, who, for the past four years, has been working with military spouses in Wiesbaden, Germany. Many of these wome...

Yoga: Incarcerated Veterans Taking Healing Into Their Own Hands

Rob Schware | Posted 05.18.2013 | Impact
Rob Schware

"A period of decompression and re-socialization before returning to society after active duty is needed. The program we've created will provide that by offering yoga to address healing the trauma related to combat."

Yoga: Inspired to Serve Our Troops

Rob Schware | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Ann Richardson, who works with wounded, ill, and injured United States Marines. She travels extensively as an instructor for Special Warfare working with both able-bodied and injured men and women.

Yoga: How We Serve Combat Veterans Coping With Trauma

Rob Schware | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

My hope is that the yoga community can continue to collaborate to bring the benefits of yoga to those who lack access and the funds to reap those benefits.

Yoga: A Veteran's Way to Serve Veterans

Rob Schware | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

"Now I might chant a little but I still try to make yoga as relatable as possible to the military culture, so I try to quickly emphasize breath, muscles, and mind: three things all vets can relate to."

Yoga: How We Serve Our Veterans

Rob Schware | Posted 10.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Felice Brenner, who had been working as a "headhunter" for 20 years to become a full-time yoga instructor. She teaches two classes a week at the Veterans Administration in Boston, Jamaica Plains campus.