Stiggy’s Dogs

It isn’t always about yoga here at War Retreat. Sometimes we like to talk about other groups that support the military or PTSD in other ways. Today I would like to introduce you all to Stiggy’s Dogs. Stiggy’s Dogs is a non-profit, which offers Psychiatric Service Dogs (which are former shelter dogs that they train…

Cultural Sensitivity: Do’s and Don’ts

After an encounter on base at Nellis last night and after the mention of the Warriors at Ease training on our Facebook page, I thought this was a good time to mention cultural sensitivity. Unless you were (or are!) in the military or you have some sort of military understanding and background, it can be…

Wait…Yoga Helps To De-Stress?

While I have been working on getting set up with the Las Vegas (Southern Nevada) VA, I have been keeping my eye on articles pointing out programs for Vets both in and out of hospitals and bases. Yesterday I came across this article from the Houston Chronicle, about Army Vet Weldon Holder and his experience with…

Where is Jillian?

Sometimes, when it comes to blogging, I feel like that creepy family member that only makes random appearances and no one really ever knows what they are up to. So I figured I would give you all an update on why I’m not around all the time and give those of you who are looking…

What We Can With What We Have

During this years War Retreat in Cambridge we not only introduced the participants to yoga, we brought in Liên Zayhowski who did acupuncture with the participants. Even I participated, although I have a huge fear of needles, and was pleasantly surprised. In an article posted in the Air Force Medical Service News, the 386th Expeditionary…

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Taking Some “You Time”

During many yoga teacher trainings, the topic of seva is often covered in great detail. For my RYT, YogaFit requires us to complete at least 8 hours of community service yoga, bringing our new teaching skills to groups of individuals who otherwise may not be able to have a yoga experience. But many of us…

More From Path Of The Warrior

Earlier in the week we posted a Press Release for an event in San Francisco from Honoring the Path of the Warrior, a program that assists post 9/11 and Persian Gulf veterans in making a positive transition from military to civilian life. Here is a link to some of the ways that you can support them!   Here is a link to the previous posting.   Please consider supporting…