Veterans Association

vet yoga

Our veterans classes happen at the local VA clinic and are adapted for people of any age, yoga experience level (beginners encouraged!) and physical ability. Each class is taught based on the principles of the Veterans Yoga Project.

Mindful Resilience is what we call the collection of mind-body practices that we teach: Breathing, Meditation, Mindful Movement, Guided Rest, and Gratitude. These tools help us breath easy, focus clearly, move freely, rest deeply, and remember what is working in our lives.  As a result we become more resilient in the face of both ordinary and extraordinary challenges.

How to participate:
All participants but be signed up with the local VA (on Lakeside Ave. in Burlington, VT). To join class, come on in, get registered, and then join on-site for classes. Classes currently take place every week from 2-3pm. Following class there is a 2-3pm iRest class hosted by a staff member. Participants can join for one or both classes.

Five Tools of Mindful Resilience

Breathing :
Simple techniques that enhance the relaxation response. Try a breathing practice here.

Meditation:
Awareness exercises that enhance focus and concentration.

Mindful Movement:
Deliberate exercises that bring the body through its natural range of motion to enhance strength and flexibility. Access our free Mindful Movement Poster here.

Guided Rest:
Guided meditation practices that lead to deep and profound relaxation and rest in the mind and body. Try a Guided Rest/Yoga Nidra practice here.

Gratitude:
Simple exercises in being thankful for what is right.

These tools help us breathe easy, focus clearly, move freely, rest deeply, and remember what is working in our lives. As a result we become more resilient in the face of the ordinary and extraordinary challenges that life throws at us. Find a practice here!

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“I am so happy that you came to show us yoga. I will miss you guys so much. Thank You.”  -Ray

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 “I appreciate Sangha donating their time and Catherine giving up precious time to help our veterans. I find a lot more peace doing yoga and I can’t always afford it. This is a wonderful thing.” -Josiah Russell