The True Meaning of Valor

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

Class photo by Eric Lommel for Lululemon NYC Lincoln Square.



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Life though my eyes...Actress based in NYC. Yoga philanthropist.

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