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I feel comfortable that I could teach a class of veterans. I have the knowledge I need and the understanding of what veterans need. Allison September 2014 YWI training in Boston.
"I’ve been able to cope more. This is something to look forward to. Great classmates."
"I have less stress, more flexibility and feel better being with my peers. My anger and temper is so much more in control."
"I wanted to say thank you for sending the yoga straps to my deployed base in southwest Asia. I attend every Yoga Warriors class I can here, and it makes all the difference."
"This is a gentle, non-invasive way to begin dealing with any PTSD or combat-related stress or reintegration stress as a service member or spouse."
"Yoga Warriors has been amazing! It's become a key part of my overall physical training plan, and has given me stress relieving tools that I use every day. I would strongly encourage returning vets to incorporate this as part of their reintegration."
"This is a wonderful program! My sleep and anger management has improved. I have peace of mind and body!"
Wonderful to hear from you. I was able to teach Yoga Warriors in Afghanistan & the soldiers/officers were incredibly appreciative for the momentary peace & tranquility they gained from the practice. It would absolutely be my pleasure to offer some comments on the experience. Due to the security situation I do not have any pictures. I also taught YW at the Warrior Transition Unit in Fort Eustis, Virginia.
My husband (Active Duty Army) & I are actually moving to Stuttgart, Germany at the end of the month for a 3 year tour and I hope to bring Yoga Warriors to the military base we will be living on. My husband is actually finishing his 200 RYT in the Fall and I would love to bring him to Central Mass Yoga for YW training in the future.
Sandra Doherty, RYT 500
The classroom was so perfect and relaxing. Having the veterans start class with us! The YWI technique, postures, affirmations, using props was great. This was the first time I have used them! WOW! easy to learn in this type of setting. It was wonderful! Karen YWI training in Boston with Lucy
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Great experiential experience
Marcelle, Yoga Warriors training in Boston with Lucy
Thank you for such a wonderful experience. I wore my "Yoga Warriors" shirt all day today (my advertising for the area), talking with great passion about the weekend and the vision I have for this area. I feel prepared, ready to go, solid. Your approach is calming and gentle, informative and thorough. The handouts you provided offer great support and provide the opportunity for me to continuously review and practice. If ever you invite interns and need assistants for any workshops, please think about me. I will be there.
I have deep respect for you, and now have hope and contentment combined for the path ahead.
May calm peace fill your spirit,
"I have found yoga/meditation to be a major tool in the management of combat related PTSD. Over the years my sleeping habits and anger management has improved."
"I use YW techniques in classes I teach at two of the hospitals here in the mental/behavioral health departments. Recently I had a veteran who was a former Seal. He was suffering from PTSD . He has latched onto some of the YW techniques and other yogic techniques as well....he LOVES yoga. Thank you for your program." Maxine Deutschendorf certified YWI teacher
"The Yoga Warriors Training in Apex this past weekend exceeded my highest expectation. As a yoga teacher and a long time psychotherapist, I was thrilled with what I brought back to my practices with me. I have a new set of tools expertly tuned to this population of military service personnel that I long to serve. This evidence based program is practical and yet at the same time full of heart. I can see how this training will be useful to me for years to come.
One additional benefit was the amazing group of dedicated teachers that I met and the inspiration that I received from them. I now have a network all around the southeast of new colleagues!" - Jemme Stewart
"I originally joined the YWI program to improve my physical strenght and flexibility. My twice weekly practice has become the core mechanism for my stability and well being. I recommend the Yoga Warriors program to all combat vets and first responders."
Fascinating, enlightening and very powerful. I recognized certain reactions and responses in myself as we covered various topics and experienced the flow and postures. Judy YWI training September 2014 with Lucy
"The Yoga Warrior classes helped me to relax and taught me some techniques to use in everyday life not to be so tense."
Once I retired from the fire department I was looking for an exercise program to stay in shape, maintain flexibility, strength stamina and to reduce stress. I was informed that the Warrior Yoga program at CMYW has what I am looking for, after considerable consideration I decided to join the Warrior Yoga in August 2015.
In the last four months since practicing Warrior Yoga I have noticed considerable improvements by reaping the benefits of my body complete health,and personal well being physically and mentally.
I wish other emergency services personnel could reap the benefits of Warrior Yoga, as they are placed into the most stressful situations.
" This class gives you a chance to wind down each week, relax and stretch you mind and your body."
"I am motivated to continue coming. I am impressed with our instructor."