Why Am I Not Zen Yet?

Why Am I Not Zen Yet?
Extra-long, extra-wide, extra-sticky deluxe yoga mat….check!  Mala beads…check!  Meditation bench…check!  Designer yoga shorts…check!  First-name basis with yoga instructor…check! (Luchadora mask and championship belt optional!)  Why then am I not ZEN YET? I mean really?  If you’re like me…you’ve put in the time.  My practice started back in earnest in 1999.  I’ve been teaching steadily since ...

Veterans Place

Veterans Place
Here is a place where these [Mindful Yoga Therapy] materials are being used. It is called Veterans Place of Washington Blvd where there are currently 45 residents in temporary housing and many others who come into the daytime program for rest, food, and resources, who are living on the streets or shelters. In two more ...

Warrior Compassion and Nidra

Warrior Compassion and Nidra
Our Director of Communications, Chris Eder has been keeping busy.  He has “Warrior” on his mind.  Warrior Compassion and Warrior Nidra.  First off…Warrior Compassion.  In Chris’ latest blog he talks about being compassionate even if you’re a warrior. WAIT A SECOND!  How can I be both a Warrior and a compassionate person?  How can I ...

Military families and Mindful Yoga Therapy

Military families and Mindful Yoga Therapy
My name is Sandra. I’ve been part of the Canadian Forces family for the past 26 years. I have a husband and two children. As any family in the military, we’ve gone through a lot of changes, emotional ups and downs, and worries. The first time I heard my husband was going on a mission ...

Finding Your Seat • The Journey of a Veteran and Yogi with PTSD

Finding Your Seat • The Journey of a Veteran and Yogi with PTSD
Chris Eder is a certified Vinyasa/Hatha Interdisciplinary Yoga Instructor. His yoga journey began in 1999 after he encountered the joys of a pinched sciatic nerve and a diagnosis of Adult ADD. A friend introduced him to yoga as an alternative to pain pills and other meds. When not teaching yoga, he is working on his ...

A Veteran’s Story

A Veteran's Story
I recently had the opportunity to attend a series of classes at my local VA Hospital titled Mindful Yoga Therapy that was presented by Suzanne Manafort.  I’d like to take a minute to describe my experience. The class met twice a week for twelve weeks and was attend by both men and women of various ...

Veteran serving veterans

Veteran serving veterans
Good Afternoon, I am a Iraq war Veteran who works at the Providence, RI VAMC as a Peer Support Specialist. Also, I suffer from PTSD, anxiety, panic attacks and I have a mild TBI. Before working here in December 2012, I found your website and received the Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans Recovering from Trauma ...

I’ve been teaching Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans…

I’ve been teaching Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans...
I’ve been teaching Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans in a PTSD Residential Treatment Program for the past five years. This 12-week residential program provides comprehensive treatment to men and women veterans who are having significant difficulty functioning in their lives. Towards the end of the 12-week residential treatment program, the veterans are often encouraged to ...

Words from Paul, Vietnam War Veteran

Words from Paul, Vietnam War Veteran
I was introduced to yoga during my time at the PTSD Rehabilitation Residential Program in Newington, CT. Mindful Yoga Therapy has been incredibly helpful to me in coping with my PTSD. Yoga is like a gyro that brings me back into equilibrium when dealing with the effects of my disorder. The more I practice, the ...

A powerful tool to promote tranquility and healing…

A powerful tool to promote tranquility and healing...
In the preface to the Mindful Yoga Therapy Practice Guide, Dulia Mora-Turner, RYT500 Yoga Teacher and Captain, United States Air Force, gives her perspective on Mindful Yoga Therapy. Meet Dui, a member of our faculty, in our team section. Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans is a powerful tool to promote tranquility and healing for the ...