Welcome to my mission of Service on the Home Front! First I want to say THANK YOU! & I appreciate your consideration in checking out my cause. I am asking for your assistance with funding myself and other veterans in our pursuit to attend VETOGA yoga teacher certification specific for veterans!
As a veteran myself I have struggled with our V.A. system and treatment with medical & mental health. That all changed when I found a yoga teacher certified by Veterans Yoga Project and Mindful Resilience. For the first time in 20 years the chaos within me has calmed and at times-stilled. It’s been a long journey but I am filled with both hope and commitment to bring this opportunity to my fellow military veterans.
I retired from nursing and SAR K9 work, launched my children on their life journeys & now volunteer as a CASA GAL for foster children. My work with foster children is a catalyst to also start a free program of yoga & mindful resilience for this population. Studies show that a child’s brain exposed to abuse and neglect mimic that of a combat veteran. Striking isn’t it? Restorative Yoga has been proven to assist in the healing and resilience in both veterans and children with trauma history.
I live in an area that is more isolated from proven alternative health approaches for military and veterans. We just don’t have the resources or access to these programs that could really be a turning point for many. Our rural area has travel and economic challenges which often limit ability to access programs at our regional V.A. hospitals. I believe that we should all invest in our communities and with your help I will commmit to bring FREE restorative therapeutic yoga classes specific for active military and veterans to the north country of New Hampshire and for our local foster children. I am hopeful for the future growth, healing and support of my fellow north country active military, veterans, their families and our community.
Contributions both big and small are welcome and deeply appreciated!
Many blessings and much love,
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
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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.