How Yoga Can Offer Veterans Alternative Way
Sarasota/Bradenton, FL. — Goodwill Manasota is partnering with Garden of the Heart Yoga Center to offer seven free yoga and meditation sessions to veterans and their families. The first class starts Thursday, Feb. 20 at 3:30 p.m. at the Goodwill Community Room on 5150 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. To register, please email Seva@GardenoftheHeartYoga.com or call 941.341.9781.
“Yoga therapy can aid recovery and promote resilience among veterans and their families,” said Christopher Davis, program manager for Goodwill’s veterans’ initiative.
Warriors at Ease is a yoga and meditation program developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense. A growing number of veterans and healthcare professionals are discovering that the age-old practice of yoga and meditation offers an effective way to deal with the physical and emotional pain of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depression, and traumatic brain injury. Yoga is far more than an exercise program – it’s a full mind-body discipline that can improve the life of every veteran, from World War II veterans to service members just returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan.
“While there are various treatments for PTSD, many soldiers are using yoga as a complementary and alternative approach in helping calm their senses,” said Davis. “These sessions further enhance our mission of assisting veterans to transition into civilian life.”
Yoga & Meditation Sessions
Date: Feb 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3
Address: Goodwill North Trail Community Room – 5150 N. Tamiami Trail.
Attire: Wear comfortable clothing. Mats and props are provided.
About Goodwill Manasota
Goodwill Manasota is an industry-leading, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that changes lives through the power of work. We accomplish our mission through a network of Good Neighbor Centers in Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee and DeSoto counties and our Mission Development Services (MDS) around North America. For more than 110 years, Goodwill has provided opportunities through such programs as Donated Goods Employment Services, Job Connection, American Veterans & their Families Initiative, JobsPlus, Supported JobsPlus, GoodwillWorks, HomeBuyer’s Club, Mission Development Services, White Glove Services, Good Neighbor Program and Ambassadors Program. Goodwill continues to assist people with disabilities and barriers to opportunity by changing lives through the power of work. Goodwill Manasota, Inc. is legally organized under the laws of the United States and the State of Florida. We are accountable to a local Board of Directors. Goodwill Manasota in essence belongs to this community, and is NOT owned by any individual or company. For more information, visit EXPERIENCEGOODWILL.ORG.