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Veterans Yoga Project

PO Box 6472
Alameda, CA 94501

Description of Organization

Veterans Yoga Project (VYP) was established in 2011 as an educational and advocacy organization with a mission to support recovery and resilience among veterans, families, and communities. 1t was founded by clinical psychologist and yoga instructor Dr. Daniel J. Libby with a vision of a future where every veteran reintegrates into civilian life fully empowered to become a successful, well-rounded individual in healthy relationships with themselves, their families, and their communities. Dr. Libby started using yoga-based cools (Breathing, Meditation, Mindful Movement, Guided Rest, and Gratitude) as a complementary therapy for his clients at the VA. As interest in the project grew, Veterans Yoga Project's activities began to focus on training yoga teachers to serve the growing demand of veterans seeking help. The participants learn and practice basic tools and methods for self-regulation, which leads to a decrease in PTSD symptoms and an increase in positive health behaviors.

Grant(s) Awarded

In mid, 2018 the Foundation made a grant in the amount of $9,250 to partially fund the development, marketing and public relations efforts and resources to promote programs for online classes and continuing education. These courses are designed to speak to the specific requirements not only of veterans but also their families, the professionals, paraprofessionals and caregivers who serve them.

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