Yoga Fest with Silence & Light: Supporting Veterans
The second annual Yoga Fest Supporting Veterans takes place on the memorial of 9/11.
There are 4.2 million Post-9/11 Veterans . More and half a million of them have been diagnosed with PTSD.
On this memorial, honor our fallen by breathing life into your living. As you process trauma through the mind, you also have to process it through the body. And yoga is a great way to start that healing journey, especially if you are unable/do not want to talk about the traumatic event.
All of the yoga instructors are Veterans who used yoga to help them in their healing journey, and now they want to share their experiences with you.
All proceeds from this event will go to a Veteran owned/operated non-profit, Combat Sexual Assault (CSA). CSA empowers survivors of Military Sexual Trauma (MST) by helping them find their voice and overcome barriers to obtaining justice, all while disrupting the cultural stigma surrounding the disclosures of these crimes.
At this event, there will be resources that support Veterans, as well as local Veteran Vendors selling their products.
Tobacco Wood Brewing is also a Female/Veteran owned Brewery, and honored partners for this event.
Yoga: 9am-12pm (3 x 45 minute trauma informed yoga classes, with 15 minute break)
Live performance: 1pm-4pm by Silence and Light.
Silence and Light are a Veteran Band, who were former members of the Special Operations Community. Of note, Brad, was an operator at the Battle of Mogadishu, or as it is more popularly known in the film as "Blackhawk Down." Brad also had the honor of playing for Nirvana.
This grunge 90s style band is donating their time to support this cause.