Ella and Jillian

A Tale of Getting Back Up

Time for a good ol’ inspirational story to get you motivated! We often try to share stories that you can relate to, in hopes that you will find your own “take aways” to apply to your own life. Today, we have a guest blogger, who is an amazing individual. Ella has been physically and psychologically…

What Yoga Really Is: A Lesson

Our friend Paul Zipes recently shared with us a post from his blogger friend Auntie N over at Icy Exhale: Defrosting the Human Condition. We left compelled to share her post as it tells a story about what yoga is, what it isn’t, and unfortunately what it is often perceived as being. Thank you to…

Coming Up in San Diego: Semper Sarah Bootcamp

Recently we introduced you to Semper Sarah and the work she does with Veterans. On Saturday December 1st, 2012 in San Diego, CA Sarah is holding a bootcamp workshop for individuals who have experienced the effects of stress, trauma, and grief on the mind, body, and spirit. This one-day event will “equip participants with the…

Focusing On Your Breath

Since it is National Yoga Month we wanted to take a moment and point out another fellow yogi working within the Veteran community, as she herself is a Veteran. While looking through Sarah’s website, I noticed this blog post that I wanted to share. In this post Sarah goes on to explain how important it…

Las Vegas MOVE Demo

Over the past month I’ve had the chance to teach two yoga demos for Southern Nevada VA’s MOVE program. Going into these demos, I had absolutely no idea what to expect. I had been given a “run-down” about the usual participants, that typically the population was over 50 years old, 300 lbs+ and had limited…

Aprons in Action…Every Vote Counts!

Back a few months ago, we posted about a nonprofit organization, Stiggy’s Dogs, which is very close to Jillian’s heart. Please take a moment to check out that posting if you haven’t already. This month Stiggy’s Dogs is up for a $25,000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation’s Aprons in Action program. The grant would…

Giving Back

Here at War Retreat we work with many other organizations which support Veterans. One of this fantastic organizations is Semper Fidelis Health and Wellness, which has teamed up with another super awesome organization, the Veterans Yoga Project, to fund a 6 day retreat for Veterans. But as we know, funding a retreat is not always…

So You Want To Teach At The VA?

Recently, I’ve been receiving questions about how to start a class at a VA hospital. I wish my answer was as simple as, “Well here is how you do it…”, but it’s nowhere near that simple. For those of you trying to set up a class at your local VA,  I have once piece of…