Veterans Yoga Project launches national yoga event |

Veterans Yoga Project launches national yoga event

Dragonfly Yoga & Wellness Studio is partnering with Veterans Yoga Project as part of a national weeklong fundraising and awareness-raising event.

More than 100 yoga teachers and studios across the country will be hosting donation-based classes during the week of Veterans Day, Nov. 6-15 to raise money for programs that support veterans, their families, and their communities.

Dragonfly Yoga & Wellness Studio will be hosting donation-based Yoga classes for all levels on Nov. 10 at 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. and Nov. 12 at 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

The Veterans Yoga Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity on a mission supporting the mindful use of yoga therapy to aid recovery and resilience among veterans, their families and their communities.

According to Dr. Daniel Libby, executive director of the Veterans Yoga Project, “I’ve been doing this for a while, and in my experience nothing helps veterans with recovery and resilience more effectively than yoga and mindfulness practice. The transformations that we’ve helped support are nothing less than miraculous. I’ve seen veterans turn resentment and anger into connection and acceptance, insomnia into deep restful sleep, physical debilitating pain into easy, pain-free movement.”

Nearly 3 million men and women have served in the military since Sept 11, 2001. Approximately half of these service members are dealing with posttraumatic stress, chronic pain, depression and/or anxiety.

In addition there are approximately 12 million living veterans from previous conflicts also still in the process of recovery from the wounds of war.

By providing yoga teacher training programs, practice resources for veterans, and healing retreats, Veterans Yoga Project has supported the recovery and resilience-building process of thousands of military veterans and their family members.

Akhila Murphy, the founder of Dragonfly Yoga & Wellness, is a proud supporter and ambassador of the Veterans Yoga Project.

“I’ve seen positive changes in veterans who are consistent in their yoga practice,” Murphy said. “They develop an awareness of their bodies, become calmer in spirit, experience stress reduction, deeper relaxation and stronger bodies.”

For more information, call Dragonfly Yoga & Wellness Studio at 530-432-6929 or email

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