Yoga for Veterans

Veterans Yoga Project (VYP)

Veterans Yoga Project provides free yoga classes to veterans, active duty military, and their families around the San Fransisco Bay Area.  Classes are offered in Oakland, Hayward, Concord, Martinez, San Francisco, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, and Rohnert Park as well as other locations in Northern California and around the nation.  Please contact VYP or Pear Yoga for more information.

Veterans Yoga Project is an educational and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of military veterans.  Veterans Yoga Project is a IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Working in partnership with veterans, active-duty military personnel, student veterans’ organizations, and other non-profit organizations, VYP-trained instructors teach over 100 free yoga classes each week to  veterans and their families. By providing support to all veterans, whether they are currently struggling with severe symptoms, or they are focused on increasing resilience and giving back to others, Veterans Yoga Project is doing its part to serve those who have served.

Veterans Yoga Project teaches self-regulation skills. Our Mindful Resilience/Mindful Yoga Therapy program consists of five tools: Breath, Meditation, Mindful Movement, Guided Rest, and Gratitude. These practices are adapted and delivered to maximize their ability to undo the nervous system dysfunctions that underlie symptoms of stress-related conditions.

Veterans Yoga Project creates opportunities for healing through multi-day retreats. These retreats clear the time and space necessary to release the traumatic imprints that negatively influence our lives and create new habits that are more aligned with our values and goals.

Veterans Yoga Project provides advanced training in Mindful Resilience for yoga teachers and healthcare professionals.  Our training programs provide yoga teachers and other healthcare professionals with the skills to safely and effectively use yoga as a complementary therapy in clinical and community settings. 

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