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Use the form on the right to contact Karla 

 

po box 122111
chula vista, ca 91912
united states

(619)739-2187

Yoga for Military

Photo Credit:  Robert Sturman   CONNECTED WARRIORS From Sea to Shining Sea event onboard the USS Midway. Yoga on an aircraft carrier is quite the experience!

Photo Credit: Robert Sturman

CONNECTED WARRIORS From Sea to Shining Sea event onboard the USS Midway. Yoga on an aircraft carrier is quite the experience!

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.

I'm so proud to support my husband, Frank Rodas, throughout his 20 plus years of service in the United States Navy.

I'm so proud to support my husband, Frank Rodas, throughout his 20 plus years of service in the United States Navy.

Real Men do Yoga! This is Frank in his Warrior variation, decked out in his choker whites. This photograph is part of the work done by humanitarian, yogi and photographer, Robert Sturman. He continues to photograph our men and women in uniform and tells their stories in order to normalize yoga and military. Robert generously gives his time to create these beautiful images for non-profits such as Connected Warriors.

Real Men do Yoga! This is Frank in his Warrior variation, decked out in his choker whites. This photograph is part of the work done by humanitarian, yogi and photographer, Robert Sturman. He continues to photograph our men and women in uniform and tells their stories in order to normalize yoga and military. Robert generously gives his time to create these beautiful images for non-profits such as Connected Warriors.

 

Local San Diego yoga classes

At no cost or donation-based


Connected Warriors Yoga at no cost for service members, veterans and their families:

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Meetup Resources:

https://www.meetup.com/topics/donation-based-yoga/us/ca/san_diego/

Free Yoga Classes at MWR--Look under Group Exercise Classes/Location 

https://sandiego.navylifesw.com/fitness/group-exercise-classes

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

https://www.meetup.com/Connected-Warriors-SoCal/

http://connectedwarriors.org/class-listings/

https://www.meetup.com/topics/donation-based-yoga/us/ca/san_diego/

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

http://www.alliancebjjeastlake.com/contact-us

Beach Yoga in Mission Beach & Sunset Cliffs 

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Beach Yoga in PB Pacific Beach 

https://www.bestyogasandiego.com/outdoor-classes

http://www.namasteveyoga.com/

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

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-on-the-uss-midway-presented-by-scripps-health-registration-44767684349?aff=es2

Free Yoga Waterfront Park Weekly on Saturdays 2018

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/downtown-partnership-stretch-yourself-with-scripps-health-yoga-free-tickets-44127786397?aff=es2

Free Festival of Yoga Waterfront Park June 24, 2018

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/festival-of-yoga-san-diego-2018-registration-42011523598?aff=es2

Groupon Deals San Diego Yoga

https://www.groupon.com/local/san-diego/yoga

Yoga One Studio Downtown San Diego Free Flow Classes offered 2x a week

http://www.yogaonesandiego.com/schedule

Fitt San Diego Free Workout Groups and Fitness Classes 

https://fitt.co/san-diego/free-fitness-meetup-san-diego/