In its fourth year, over 120 residents and yoga practitioners are expected to come together March 11 to raise money and awareness to support veterans and their families through a Veterans Yoga Project (VYP) fundraiser to be held at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken.
The first VYP Hoboken Fundraiser launched in 2015, by two friends and Hoboken residents, Tam Terry and Helene Graff. The duo’s motivation to bring peace and support to the veteran community through yoga has grown the annual fundraiser from an intimate invite-only gathering in 2015, to a community-driven event attracting attendees from all across the nation.
“Supporting Veterans Yoga Project is a great way to give back to veterans and their families, who have given all of us so much,” says Tam Terry, a co-founder of the event. “Coming to the event is more than just saying thank you. It is a way to help these people get their lives back on track. And it’s also fun.”
Support for Veterans Yoga Project is critical to its mission. Through Mindful Resilience Training classes, multi-day retreats and advanced training to yoga instructors, VYP has helped thousands of veterans and their families reduce stress, ease pain and release traumatic imprints that negatively impact their lives.
The VYP’s work is seen as having a significant and positive impact on veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression and certain physical injuries. Participating veterans underscore the VYP’s benefits by reporting reduced stress, better sleep, enhanced concentration and the ability to better manage anger and aggression.
Fundraiser attendees can enjoy a yoga class taught by veterans and hear about their unique and transformative experiences through yoga. They’ll also have a chance to meet Veterans Yoga Project founder and executive direction, Dr. Daniel Libby and learn how yoga and other VYP programs are helping veterans and their families all around the country.
Light refreshments will be served. All proceeds from the event will go to support for Veterans Yoga Project. The event is open to veterans, yoga teachers and practitioners and anyone interested in learning more about VYP. No yoga experience is required.
Veterans Yoga Project Hoboken Fundraiser Details
Date: March 11, 2017
Location: Stevens Institute of Technology (Walker Gymnasium)
Time: 11 AM – 1:30 PM
Donations: $25 Minimum & $100 Suggested
CLICK HERE to register or donate.