Did Yoga Find You…or Did Yoga Find You?

Did Yoga Find You...or Did Yoga Find You?
In the book, How Yoga Works, by Geshe Michael Roach, a young girl named Friday is arrested when she crosses the boarder with an ancient copy of the Yoga Sutras. While in jail, she notices the Captain is suffering from pain. Over time…and I mean…a long time…Friday teaches the Captain…how yoga works. In this story, ...

MYT Guiding Principle | Mindfulness (Part 2)

MYT Guiding Principle | Mindfulness (Part 2)
It’s funny…the more I depend on technology to make me more efficient, the more it seems my life is full of things to do. I feel the very same technology I use to keep up in this fast-paced life…the more hectic my life becomes. Sometime to the point where I don’t even get to…or more ...

MYT Teacher Highlight – Susann Spilkin

MYT Teacher Highlight - Susann Spilkin
When Susann Spilkin first tried yoga during the early 70’s, it wasn’t to learn the ways of the enlightened, rather it was a way to escape for a night out with her husband. However, it wasn’t long before the allure of listening to the Beatles playing in the yoga classes that yoga turned from ‘something alternative ...

Support Precedes Everything with Suzanne Manafort

Support Precedes Everything with Suzanne Manafort
The principle of support preceding action states that if we want to feel connected and integrated in our movement, we need to know where our support is coming from before we engage in any action. For example, in Mindful Yoga Therapy we learn to recognize the earth firmly beneath us in order to allow ourselves ...

Anthony Scaletta interviewed on Reload Radio

Anthony Scaletta interviewed on Reload Radio
MYT’s Anthony Scaletta was interviewed on Reload Radio.  Listen to the full interview here. Anthony, Mindful Yoga Therapy’s Outreach Coordinator for Veterans and a graduate of our 100 hour certification program, served as a US Navy Special Warfare Combatant Crewman (SWCC) with Naval Special Warfare Group 1 out of San Diego, California from 1998-2003. He ...

Congratulations To Our MYT Yoga Teacher Training Graduates

Congratulations To Our MYT Yoga Teacher Training Graduates
In August, 2014, twenty-two yoga teachers embarked on a yoga teacher training journey which would forever change their lives and the lives of those they came in contact with. One weekend a month they would travel to Newington, CT from various parts of the U.S. – Rhode Island, Ohio, Florida – to learn the set ...

Pursuit of Compassion

Pursuit of Compassion
Some New Year’s Eve thoughts from Chris Eder, Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans Director of Communications. Happy New Year’s Eve! I’d like to be the first to welcome you to 2014, albeit a few hours early. As 2013 draws to a close and 2014 is right on its tail…surely most of us are looking back ...

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 ...

Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans Google Hangout • 9/19/13

Our first Google Hangout was on September 19. Here, Give Back Yoga Foundation Executive Director Rob Schware and Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans founder and Director Suzanne Manafort were joined by four Veterans. A mix of experienced and aspiring yoga teachers, the group of graduates of the Mindful Yoga Therapy program engage in a lively ...

Welcome to Mindful Yoga Therapy 2

Welcome to Mindful Yoga Therapy
Hello, and welcome to our new site.  Please explore and let us know if you have comments or questions. We’re just getting started, and look forward to seeing you soon!