Yoga for Vets NYC started in July 2008 as a service for veterans in the New York City area. Founded by a former Marine, the program is designed specifically for veterans dealing with injuries or trauma, but every veteran is welcome, regardless of age, era or experience.
Classes are small enough to give attention to individual students who may be dealing with specific injuries, challenges or disabilities. No prior experience with yoga is necessary.
Yoga classes include simple instruction in four key elements of yoga: breathing techniques, meditation, deep relaxation, and physical poses which are therapeutic and/or invigorating. Modifications of poses are taught for any students with specific physical challenges. All of these elements of yoga are designed to relax and focus the mind, relieve stress and anxiety, and increase strength and flexibility.