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Yoga Veterans

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: 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.

Warrior Yoga

Dearbhla Kelly | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dearbhla Kelly

This week, I've participated in a resiliency training for vets suffering from PTSD. Located in a beautiful residential facility perched on a mountain overlooking the Pacific in Malibu, Calif., the program offers vets tools for dealing with their trauma.

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: How We Serve Wounded Warriors

Rob Schware | Posted 10.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

"At the time there weren't many of us offering yoga service in the military medicinal field, and I was very happy to do so. As well, I couldn't think of anything more opposite to the military than yoga, and I was interested to see how the relationship would develop."

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.

Yoga: How We Serve Active-Duty Service Members

Rob Schware | Posted 09.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

"There is a huge stigma in the military about men practicing yoga, an even bigger stigma on getting treatment for PTSD. So you can only imagine how difficult it is to get a guy with PTSD onto a mat!"

This Independence Day, Let's Give the Gift of Yoga to Veterans

Rob Schware | Posted 09.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

Therapies and supports exist to help war veterans overcome obstacles; among them are the practices of yoga and meditation, which are yielding promising and measurable benefits.

Are You A Prisoner Of Your Judgments?

Rob Schware | Posted 08.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

I find myself standing in what appears to be a contradiction: I profess to be guided by ahimsa, and yet people I love, as well as those served by our organization, are trained not just to defend, but also to attack.