Yoga for Military
A little background on why providing yoga to those in uniform speaks to me on a personal level: I honor my husband, Frank, for his selfless service to his country, proudly serving for over 20 years. He's my inspiration for joining with organizations that provide free yoga for the military. Standing by his side as he honorably serves in the US Navy has been challenging at times. As a family, we've sacrificed many holidays and birthdays. We've spent a lot of time apart and have been separated by many miles. Back home, I was holding down the fort, studying, working and raising our 2 boys. My saving grace was yoga. My yoga practice has been deeply healing and therapeutic and kept me moving forward with my mission; to keep going. Yoga has taught me to tap into my strength, to continue to move past the challenges and obstacles, to manage stress and to deal with my sadness and pain through it all. Firsthand, I know that yoga heals. I am a witness to how powerful it can be. Yoga can save lives. It has saved mine and it has kept my family going through the hardest times.
I have spent many additional hours training to serve this special group of people. I've helped to raise awareness and funds for non-profit organizations providing yoga at no cost to the military such as Warriors at Ease and Connected Warriors. This has allowed me the great privilege to work with military service members, providing yoga classes at SD Naval Hospital, Naval Base SD as well as in my local community.
I continue to serve with Connected Warriors, a non-profit organization with the mission to empower Service members, Veterans and their Families worldwide through Trauma-Conscious Yoga. My role as a Connected Warrior Ambassador is to help establish these classes in areas where they can be of most service to our military communities. Connected Warriors offers Trauma-Conscious yoga training to Certified Yoga teachers and healthcare professionals. Connected Warriors’ training is Yoga Alliance Certified for 10 Continuing Education Units (CEU). As a CW teacher trainer, I will be able to provide trainings in San Diego to educate teachers about Trauma-Conscious yoga.
Local San Diego yoga classes
At no cost or donation-based
Connected Warriors Yoga at no cost for service members, veterans and their families:
Free Yoga Classes at MWR--Look under Group Exercise Classes/Location
Connected Warriors Yoga at no cost for service members, veterans and their families
SoCal Meetup Group lists free yoga classes in the San Diego Area
Meetup Donation Based Yoga in San Diego offers a variety of outdoor classes that allow you to pay a donation based on what you can afford
Alliance Jiu Jitsu Eastlake, Chula Vista Saturdays 12:00pm Gentle Yoga $10 drop in, all proceeds go to non-profit
Beach Yoga in Mission Beach & Sunset Cliffs
Beach Yoga in PB Pacific Beach
Beach Yoga in IB Imperial Beach
Free Fridays 2:30pm at the Farmer's Market IB
Free Yoga on the USS Midway Saturday, May 5, 2018
Free Yoga Waterfront Park Weekly on Saturdays 2018
Free Festival of Yoga Waterfront Park June 24, 2018
Groupon Deals San Diego Yoga
Yoga One Studio Downtown San Diego Free Flow Classes offered 2x a week
Fitt San Diego Free Workout Groups and Fitness Classes