Testimonials

Cheryl, Norwich, CT

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,

Cheryl
Norwich, CT

YWI Testimonial: Jana York, MS

Lucy,

I thoroughly enjoyed the PTSD and the Mind Body Connection training that you recently hosted in Portland, Oregon. I was amazed at how much knowledge I received in two days. You have developed this curriculum with clarity and an ease of understanding and one that motivates us to offer healing through yoga. I am inspired by your compassionate wisdom. Thank you so much for your dedication. The positive affirmations are so instrumental.
Thank you for providing the e-mail list as it will certainly help to create a network of sharing.

Colleagues,

I enjoyed meeting all of you and am very impressed with your passion to work with Veterans and others in need of healing. I am the one that works with the Medical clinic on a small Army base at Camp Zama, Japan. I have been working with an Army Internal Medicine Physician, Commander that has a wonderful passion for mindfulness. Over the past 3 years we have provided some Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction courses to US Army Soldiers, Department of the Army Civilian and Japanese employees. The 8 week course is modeled after the MBSR of University of Mass Center for Mindfulness and includes mindful meditation, gentle hatha yoga, etc, all focusing on the breath and being in the present moment. We are currently working survey data and hopefully will be published in the near future. Our initial results showed a decrease in stress and anxiety, along with an increase in improved sleep and outlook on life.

I invite you all to join our Facebook page so you can see the face of us and articles supporting mindfulness and yoga. I would like to share articles from time to time on the neuroscience, and other studies that support the benefits of mindfulness and yoga. I hope you will share your insights and experiences as well.

Facebook: Zama Mindfulness Community http://www.facebook.com/pages/Zama-Mindfulness-Community/546508275369726...

I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to meet you and share two amazing days in Portland.

V/R
Jana

Jana York, MS
Health Promotion Educator
USAMEDDAC- Japan
Bldg 681, Room 104
Camp Zama, Japan
DSN (315) 263-5050/2004

E. Bussell, Spouse of a National Guardsman

"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."

Jana York, Camp Zama, Japan- June 2013 Yoga Warriors Training

Lucy,
I thoroughly enjoyed the PTSD and the Mind Body Connection training that you recently hosted in Portland, Oregon. I was amazed at how much knowledge I received in two days. You have developed this curriculum with clarity and an ease of understanding and one that motivates us to offer healing through yoga. I am inspired by your compassionate wisdom. Thank you so much for your dedication. The positive affirmations are so instrumental.
Thank you for providing the e-mail list as it will certainly help to create a network of sharing.

M. Dziokonski (Vietnam)

"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."

M. Zarzecki (Vietnam)

"I am better able to deal with the stress of living in our society. Through the loving kindness taught at the Central Mass Yoga "Yoga Warriors" classes I am better at forgiving myself of the terrible pain I caused as a combat Vietnam Veteran. I am not working on feeling. I deserve it."

Yoga Warriors International™ Trainings

Great Manual
Great Modeling by instructors
Great experiential experience
Fabulous support!

Marcelle, Yoga Warriors training in Boston with Lucy

C Rhodes, Army spouse

"What a blessing this yoga class and all those associated (Diane, the teachers and the participants) have been in my life. We are all getting stronger together, it's amazing. Thank you for your courage and strength. Have a blessed day."

Captain Alicia Carey

"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."

M. Patterson, SFC NC Army National Guard Retired 30 years

"This class has been outstanding after coming back from Iraq this has been the best I have felt."

Yoga Warriors International™ Trainings

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

Yoga Warriors International™ Trainings

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.

D. Harris, Army Soldier

"I fell asleep because I was so relaxed. I’m calmer, more flexible and coping has increased. I like it a lot….enough said."

K Matinsen, NC National Guard, Yellow Ribbon Program

"The Yoga Warrior classes helped me to relax and taught me some techniques to use in everyday life not to be so tense."

D. Ebron, Veterans wife

"In the beginning it was hard, now I enjoy every class. My husband and I have benefited each class because we are calmer now and it’s helped our marriage. We have learned how to breathe again."

Maxine Deutschendorf

"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

M.E. L. - YWI Teacher Training

It was an incredible experience and I can't wait to bring this back for Canadian Forces Military members. It's time for change!

Edmund DeStefano

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.

Yoga Warriors International™ Trainings

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

Yoga Warriors International™ Trainings

Loved having the veterans at the training. Michael's talk meant so much. I learned many, many great things. Thank you for sharing your incredible work to teach more of us to do this much needed work. Catherine September 2014 YWI training

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