Veteran Yoga Programs
mindful yoga therapy
Mindful Yoga Therapy programs are clinically tested and empirically informed. Mindful Yoga Therapy (MYT) is the product of Suzanne Manafort, a yoga teacher with decades of experience, looking for a way to give back to society. She volunteered to work with veterans at her local Veterans Administration Hospital.
Working as part of the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Residential Rehabilitation Program (PRRP) with veterans experiencing the most extreme symptoms for a few years, Suzanne recognized the benefits of her efforts and the need for more teachers.
She started with programs to train experienced teachers to help teach veterans and others who have faced severe trauma. With the help of Robin Gilmartin, an experienced psychoanalyst at the West Haven VA and the faculty and staff of the MYT Team, Suzanne developed Breathe In, Breathe Out, a meditation practice to help veterans while at the VA or at home. Suzanne and Robin also developed the MYT Practice Guide which has been distributed free to over 18,000 veterans.
Please feel free to download our white paper for more details, and contact us if you have questions.
warriors at ease
Warriors At Ease's approach to yoga and meditation rests on three pillars including:
- Trauma and combat injury sensitive practices. Through our training, WAE teachers learn a basic understanding of the human nervous system and how it is impacted by stress, trauma, and combat injuries.
- A military culture informed approach. WAE teachers learn about military culture and values so they can offer the practices in a way that minimizes cultural barriers and increases the relevance and accessibility of the practices.
- Evidence-based practices. WAE teachers are trained to share physical movements, breath, and meditation practices that, according to solid research, help regulate the nervous system.
As of 2017, Warriors at Ease has trained a growing network 750+ teachers who serve the active duty military and veteran communities in the United States, Europe, Canada, Japan, and Australia.
Our Mission: To empower Servicemembers, Veterans and their Families worldwide through Trauma-Conscious Yoga.
Connected Warriors has a fantastic network of classes across the nation. Find a class near you HERE!
VETOGA’s mission is to provide yoga, meditation, and healing arts to military, veterans, their families, and communities. We accomplish this by holding free monthly yoga classes, events and veteran specific 200-Hour Teacher Trainings throughout the year. VETOGA is a non-profit based in Washington, D.C. You can help fund our teaching program on our Fundraising Campaign right now.