Welcome to my fundraising page!
Every 22 minutes a veteran takes their life... maybe I can help provide a place of welcoming and peace, where someone who would have committed suicide will make a different choice.
Hi! I'm Nahaku McFadden and I'm a veteran of 30 years in the Air National Guard and Air Force.
I need your help to raise funds to help more people become a VETOGA Yoga Instructor in my local community by making a donation.
I want to offer FREE classes to veterans and their families as well as first responders at no cost, as a way to give back to my community and fellow military. To those who have served and are serving.
Your donation will pay for the tuition cost of the VETOGA 200 hour teacher training program; Books and materials required for the teacher training program; Yoga Mats and props for each teacher trainee during the training; Travel and lodging cost for veterans traveling to D.C.; rental space of the yoga studio; VETOGA Yoga Nidra CD.
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Thank you so much for your generosity!
Aloha -- Nahaku
VETOGA, a veteran run non-profit whose mission is to provide yoga, meditation, and healing arts to active-duty military, veterans, their families and communities.
In 2013, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs released a study that covered suicides from 1999 to 2010, showing that roughly 22 veterans committed suicide each day, or one every 65 minutes. Current research has found that yoga and community involvement have a direct impact on the reduction of post-traumatic stress in veterans, as well as generally increasing overall mental well-being.
We have hosted three very successful VETOGA Teacher Training's with 85 graduates from over 65 cities around the U.S. and Australia.
Now VETOGA will be hosting the our 4th Yoga Alliance Certified 200-hour Teacher Training program specifically designed for veterans. We have trained 85 teachers so far through our program from all over the United States. This teacher training will equip veterans with the holistic tools and teachings to pass on the healing benefits of yoga to their veteran communities. Through this work we enable and encourage veterans to create harmony peace for themselves as well as others, allowing them to continue their service in a more peaceful way.
This is where you come in!
We need your help to raise funds that will allow for the training to be zero cost to the veterans.
They have given up enough of their lives in service to us and now we have an opportunity to serve them back. The funds raised will help pay for 20-30 Veterans to attend the VETOGA teacher training's and the following:
Tuition cost of the VETOGA 200 hour teacher training program; Books and materials required for the teacher training program; Yoga Mats and props for each teacher trainee during the training; help with travel and lodging cost for veterans traveling to Hawaii as needed; rental space of the yoga studio; VETOGA Yoga Nidra CD
VETOGA TEACHING TRAINING SIGN-UP NOW
Some of the topics covered in this course include:
Techniques for the practice and teaching yoga, meditation, yoga nidra, anatomy and physiology of the human body and anatomy in yoga postures; posture alignment, assists, and adjustments; Voice coaching and training; Teaching methodologies and sequencing; Use of props and variations for physical limitations; Yogic lifestyle and ethics as a teacher; Business of yoga; Karma Yoga and creating community.
Ke'ehi Lagoon Memorial will host this teacher training's this year located in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Spring: May 23rd - June 2nd (2019)
Cost for the Teacher Training per Student:
$3500 - For Non-Hawaii residents
$2500 - For Hawaii residents
The VETOGA Yoga Teacher Training is guided by lead instructors: Justin Blazejewski and Brittanie DeChino and assisted by teacher training staff of veterans and experts for sections in Ayurveda, anatomy and philosophy.