Instructor: Rolf Gates | Level: Beginner, Intermediate | Focus: Trauma Informed | Type: Class
More than 2.3 million US veterans have returned from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is estimated that 20 percent of these veterans suffer from some level of Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), and a published report by the Department of Veteran Affairs says that at least 22 US veterans take their own lives every single day.
While psychotherapy and prescription antidepressants have been the common treatment protocol for our veterans, a new approach is gaining momentum: Yoga. A growing number of studies suggest that yoga practices may help alleviate many of the psychological, physiological, and behavioral symptoms of PTSD and TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury).
Would you like to make a tangible difference in the lives of veterans?
All donations from this event will go towards Duskin & Stephens’ FreedOM Project. FreedOm will provide free access for veterans to yoga, meditation, and mindfulness classes through Yoga for Men’s Veteran Health and Yoga Wellness Study, which is being conducted in conjunction with the University of South Florida College of Public Health, all at zero cost to the vet, and it will send two Special Operations Veterans and/or spouses to yoga teacher training in Maya Tulum, Mexico. You can make a real difference in vets lives, right here, at whatever level you feel compelled to contribute.
Rolf Gates, a former US Airborne Ranger and a leading voice of modern yoga and meditation, will lead the live class in Tufts Memorial Park. Gates conducts teacher trainings, works with the US Military to provide sustainable care for veterans and their families, and works weekly with clients in his Yoga Life Coaching program.