BIKRAM YOGA CHARLESTON SUPPORTS VETERANS YOGA PROJECT
Bikram Yoga Charleston is partnering with Veterans Yoga Project as part of a national fundraising and awareness-raising event. On November 11, 12 and 13, Bikram Yoga Charleston will be offering free classes and a Donation Class in support of Veterans Gratitude Week. The goal is to support the Veterans Yoga Project, which provides services to promote recovery and resilience among veterans, their families and our communities.
Veterans Yoga Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of military veterans. The Project partners with various research groups studying the effects of yoga on recovery and mental resilience. Clinical studies have shown that yoga and meditation provide significant benefits in trauma recovery. Bikram Yoga Charleston is proud to support Veterans Gratitude Week by offering:
Friday, Nov. 11: FREE Yoga Classes at Military at 6:30 am, 8:30 am and 10:30 am
DONATION CLASS at 4:30 pm
Saturday, Nov. 12: FREE Yoga Classes for Military at 8:30 am and 10:30 am
Sunday, Nov. 13: FREE Yoga Classes for Military at 8:30 am, 10:30 am and 4:30 pm
The Veterans Yoga Project is on a mission to support the mindful use of yoga therapy to aid recovery and resilience among veterans, their families and their communities. “I’ve been doing this for a while, and in my experience nothing helps veterans with recovery and resilience more effectively than yoga and mindfulness practice. The transformations that we’ve helped support are nothing less than miraculous. I’ve seen veterans turn resentment and anger into connection and acceptance, insomnia into deep restful sleep, physical debilitating pain into easy, pain-free movement”, said Dr. Daniel Libby, Executive Director of the Veterans Yoga Project.
Nearly 3 million men and women have served in the military since Sept 11, 2001. Approximately half of these service members are dealing with posttraumatic stress, chronic pain, depression and/or anxiety. In addition there are approximately 12 million living veterans from previous conflicts also still in the process of recovery from the wounds of war. By providing yoga teacher training programs, practice resources for veterans, and healing retreats, Veterans Yoga Project has supported the recovery and resilience-building process of thousands of military veterans and their family members.
Bikram Yoga Charleston is a proud supporter of the Charleston area veterans and military. “We are excited to be the first yoga studio In South Carolina to join Veterans Yoga Project and provide services during Gratitude Week. For our local military members and veterans, please come and enjoy free yoga on Veteran’s Day and all weekend. To support the Project, come to practice and donate at our Donation Class November 11. If you cannot make it to class, please go on-line and make a donation at veteransyogaproject.org.” Hannah Dodson, owner of Bikram Yoga Charleston.