We support veterans affected by service and Post Traumatic Stress.
The Yoga Foundation supports veterans living with Post traumatic Stress by being a conduit between the veteran and a group of highly qualified yoga teachers. Teachers who have trained in yoga for trauma and yoga for mental health as well as having over 500 hours of teacher training and being members of the peak yoga body Yoga Australia. These teachers are able to provide highly tailored one to one yoga sessions designed to meet the needs of the individual veteran.
If you are a counsellor, therapist or family member seeking a suitably qualified yoga teacher for a veteran in your area please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org and we will direct you to a teacher in your area.
Yoga for Veterans
The Yoga Foundation has worked with Soldier On and Defence Care to understand the needs of veterans and to be able to effectively deliver appropriate yoga programs.
Since 2014 we have delivered a range of group and individual programs in Sydney, the Blue Mountains and Wodonga. Evaluations demonstrated the positive impact that yoga had on veterans; each veteran was invited to set some goals and track their progress. One twenty seven year old veteran found that two months of weekly yoga had enhanced his focus, general wellbeing, physical flexibility and sleep quality. After 17 weeks of sessions, this vetera found the program to be “truly helpful.” He found it taught him some new skills to cope with pressures: the mindfulness techniques allowed him to distance himself from emotions and intrusive thought. He stated that the movement aspect of yoga is a great starting point for anyone not used to mindfulness and induces mindfulness in the movements. He recommended the yoga program to anyone suffering PTSD in conjunction with medical treatment.