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 ...

Veterans’ Day Fundraisers

Veterans' Day Fundraisers
Over the past year, we’ve distributed 8,000 MYT Toolkits to Veterans, helping them to find peace of mind and relief from the symptoms of post-traumatic stress. We have done this with help from the Give Back Yoga Foundation. We have a new goal to share free yoga, education, and Mindful Yoga Therapy Practice Guides with ...

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 ...

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 ...

Thank you, Omega Institute!

Thank you, Omega Institute!
Our gratitude to Omega for the generous donation of 75 yoga mats for Veterans.

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 ...

Savasana…

Savasana...
It had been a tough day. Next on my agenda was my seventh class in a 24 class Mindful Yoga Therapy  12 week series with Veterans in treatment for Post Traumatic Stress, a group who were very agitated overall. Relaxation had been next to impossible for them, and I had come to expect that. We ...

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 ...

Welcome to Mindful Yoga Therapy 5

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!