Help for Our Heroes
My father was a combat veteran in the Vietnam War, he was awarded a Bronze star for his heroic actions while deployed. He came home with PTSD, and it forever changed him. I never knew how I could help until I was able to give him a Reiki treatment. He felt such peace from the session, it gave me a calling to help other veterans through alternative healing. I worked with veterans at Iraq Rose, a non-profit based in Emperor’s College in Santa Monica, California. Our therapeutic yoga and Reiki classes helped veterans coping with PTSD, chronic illness and shrapnel wounds. When veterans told me that our classes were providing more relief than any medication the V.A. had ever given them, I understood how critical this care was. When I moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina, I developed and launched the first therapeutic restorative yoga program for wounded soldiers at Fort Bragg, one of the largest military bases in the world, home to the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne, Special Forces and Pope Air Force. Our weekly classes provided physical and emotional support for active duty soldiers seeking refuge from daily stress and deployments. The success stories of these veterans and soldiers is what inspired me to create Yoga for Heroes, providing ongoing wellness support to veterans, their families, and those who serve.
A PTSD survivor myself, and life as a military wife, helped me develop the awareness of what tools are most needed to restore well-being to veterans and military families who want support. I now teach veterans, first responders and corporations the necessary skills to manage stress, improve health and prevent or manage injuries.
Why Yoga for Heroes is Needed
Studies estimate that 1 in every 5 military personnel are returning home with PTSD. Studies have also shown that PTSD among emergency paramedics is as frequent as deployed soldiers. These high risk jobs include frequent traumatic experiences, and unfortunately, many don’t ask for help. The result: their health suffers, and so do their families. Yoga for Heroes provides non-judgmental support and experience that helps brave service workers receive the care, support and skills that they need to restore peace and wellness.
Yoga for Heroes provides on-site training, including corporate wellness events. Contact me if you would like to offer this important wellness training to your organization.
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Benefits of Yoga for Heroes Trainings
- Improving focus, energy, mood and concentration
- Alleviating fatigue; rejuvenation
- Improving sleep
- Stress management
- High blood pressure
- Disc, bone and muscle injuries
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Chronic illness
- Low back pain
- PTSD, anxiety and depression
- Reducing aches and pains from intensive training or sitting/standing for long periods
- Nutritional guidance
- Partnered with a Registered Nurse, also a veteran and V.A. primary care specialist