Montana Veterans Retreat 2017
Veterans Yoga Project would like to thank everyone who has supported the healing retreats for Montana veterans held in 2013 and 2015. Please click here to read more about those retreats.
We are planning to replicate and expand our success in 2017. We will once again have a four-day healing retreat for Montana veterans who are recovering from PTS(D) and other trauma-related challenges. We will build on the relationships we have developed with local veteran service organizations to hold space and share the healing practices of yoga with those Montana veterans who would most benefit. In addition, we will be holding a second retreat specifically for veterans from around the country who are teaching yoga and meditation to other veterans. This retreat will be an opportunity to address the compassion fatigue that many of these veterans deal with, as well as offer a training opportunity allowing them to learn new practices they can share with the veterans they work with in their respective communities.
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Feedback from our previous retreats
“I was on a downward spiral mentally with my PTSD. I was beginning to think what's the purpose of my constant mental anguish. I was invited to the Veterans Yoga Project at the Feathered Pipe Ranch in Helena, MT. As it turned out it was exactly what I needed. The mindfulness relaxation yoga turned out to help me refocus on the here and now, and what's important.”
“It’s hard to put into words, but I can honestly say that for one, my back has not felt this pain-free and healthy since I got blown up in Iraq about 5 or 6 years ago, and number two, this is the first time I’ve really believed that I can live without being defined by chronic anxiety, anger and depression in over two years of VA treatment. This retreat has opened up possibilities to believe in actually having life again and enjoying it. I just want to say thank you to everyone who made this possible”