Mindfulness Yoga for Veterans

  • Josh Gale
  • Veterans Yoga Project – Veterans Gratitude Week

In honor of Veterans Gratitude Week from 3rd to 12th November, 2017, the DAI is hosting a Mindfulness-Yoga-Session open to US military Veterans. The course will include a 90-minute Yoga class, a kindness and compassion meditation, followed by chat and tea.

The workshop is free for US military veterans, other participants are encouraged to donate generously – the money will go towards supporting the health and well-being of veterans, who are suffering from trauma, injury and PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder), and their families.

Beginning in 2014, the Veterans Gratitude Week was an initiative by the Veterans Yoga Project. By offering a broad variety of Yoga classes, the project hopes to raise money for rehabilitation facilities for injured or traumatized veterans. Furthermore, its aim is to be able to offer more Yoga classes for veterans and their families for free.
In 2016, there were 46 US states offering 425 Yoga classes in total. This year the project hopes to reach all of the US and to extend their range worldwide, including Germany.

About the teacher:
Josh Gale is from Auckland, New Zealand and has been practicing yoga and meditation since 2002. He was a brahmacari (monk) for three years, serving in temples and ashrams in the UK and New Zealand. In 2006, Josh completed his first yoga teacher’s training course, and 10 years later he completed another course, this time focused on a Buddhist mindfulness approach to yoga. He is currently training as a mindfulness teacher.

Language: English

Please bring your own yoga mat and a pillow for meditation.

Registration is required, please send an email to Evelyn Bausch: ebausch@dai-heidelberg.de.