Alameda, CA, October 25, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Veterans Yoga Project is launching a national weeklong fundraising and awareness-raising event in support of veterans with posttraumatic stress. More than 500 donation-based yoga classes will be taught during the week of Veterans Day, Nov 4-13 to raise money for programs that support our veterans, families, and communities in all 50 states.
"I've been working with the veteran community for seven years, and in my experience nothing helps veterans with recovery and resilience more effectively than yoga and mindfulness practice,” said Daniel Libby, PhD, LMT, RYT-200 and Executive Director of the Veterans Yoga Project. “The transformations that we've helped support are nothing less than miraculous. I've seen veterans turn resentment and anger into connection and acceptance, insomnia into deep restful sleep, physical debilitating pain into easy, pain-free movement.”
Nearly 3-million men and women have served in the military since Sept 11, 2001. Approximately half of these service members are dealing with posttraumatic stress, chronic pain, depression and/or anxiety. In addition there are approximately 12-million living veterans from previous conflicts also still in the process of recovery from the wounds of war. By providing yoga teacher training programs, practice resources for veterans and healing retreats, Veterans Yoga Project has supported the recovery and resilience-building process of thousands of military veterans and their family members. Please consider supporting this good work.
About Veterans Yoga Project
Veterans Yoga Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity on a mission to supporting the mindful use of yoga therapy to aid recovery and resilience among our veterans, their families and their communities. Veterans Yoga Project is headquartered in Alameda, CA with volunteer staff located throughout the United States. For more information, check out veteransyogaproject.org or visit us on social media: Instagram: VeteransYogaProject; Twitter: @VeteransYoga or Facebook: Veterans Yoga Project.
Events are taking place across the Country, any media interested in speaking with a Veteran participant or instructor can contact Angel Bennett, Director of Marketing, at Angel.firstname.lastname@example.org or +1-703.608.3177 (mobile).