Photo by Robert Sturman for Veterans Yoga Project. We all have heroes-men and women who go above and beyond the call of duty in moments of great challenge to themselves, their communities, and in some cases-their country.
But what happens after their moment of heroism has passed? After the memory of their courage has receded for all but a few? For veterans with symptoms of post traumatic stress, daily life becomes the battle.
It takes true valor to gracefully bear the symptoms of post traumatic stress, to re-enter a community, and to do the hard work necessary for memory integration and symptom management.
This is where amazing organizations like Veterans Yoga Project come in, offering a beacon of hope in the form of yoga and mindfulness practices designed specifically for veterans. I’ve volunteered as a teacher at several NYC VYP events, and this Veterans Day weekend, I’m raising funds for this nonprofit by teaching a class at Broadway Dance Center as part of the BDC Gives Program.
VYP is tremendously transparent-they post their financials online. Please vet them and join me Sunday, November 10th for a Yoga & Meditation class that is part of the Veterans Gratitude Week campaign. Class info below:
Sunday, November 10th, 3-4:30PM at Broadway Dance Center. BDC Gives Yoga & Meditation class benefitting Veterans Yoga Class.
All levels are welcome and mats & blocks will be provided. Regular class rates apply with a discount for military, union members, and students over 50. Online sign up begins November 8th at http://www.broadwaydancecenter.com
Class photo by Eric Lommel for Lululemon NYC Lincoln Square.