I would like to offer yoga services to active duty military and Veterans in the San Diego area. I am a board certified dance/movement therapist and registered yoga instructor. I currently teach yoga and meditation to active duty military in a residential substance abuse program. I find that many of these individuals come to treatment with resistance and preconceived notions about yoga. The majority of them leave treatment loving yoga and wanting to continue practicing after they leave. I believe that a yoga class just for military and Veterans might ease some of the fear and uncertainty about practicing yoga in the civilian world.
If there is interest in this area, please feel free to respond to this blog or contact me individually. I look forward to hearing from you!
The Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs are utilizing the creative arts therapies on an increasingly regular basis to aid troops and Veterans on the road to recovery and healing. See this recent article published by the DOD.
Art Therapy Helps Troops Heal
It is nice to see that there is continued attention in the media on how yoga and meditation has been helpful to service men and women in coping with combat symptoms. Yoga Helps Soldiers with PTSD
I will be presenting about my experiences using dance therapy with veterans and active duty military at the upcoming annual American Dance Therapy Association conference.
Collaborations: Different Identities, Mutual Paths
October 20-23, 2011
Radisson Plaza Hotel – Minneapolis, MN
The 46th Annual Conference of the American Dance Therapy Association promises to be a very special collaborative venture, as we join forces with the National Dance Education Organization and the International Guild for Musicians in Dance.
For further information please visit http://www.adta.org/Default.aspx?pageId=870834