Veterans Yoga Project - Bob Woodruff Foundation

Veterans Yoga Project

Veterans Yoga Project Yoga Teacher Training

Veterans Yoga Project (VYP) is dedicated to supporting recovery and resilience among our veterans, active duty military members, families, and communities. VYP logs 1,500 veteran visits each month at their Mindful Resilience yoga classes, in partnership with 18 VA hospitals, 17 Vet Centers, and more than a dozen community-based veteran service organizations across the United States. With support from this NFL-BWF Healthy Lifestyle and Creating Community (HLCC) grant, VYP will respond to the needs of our veterans with their newest program, the VYP 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT). This unique yoga teacher training program will train veterans to teach yoga and Mindful Resilience classes safely and effectively to other veterans in trauma-sensitive civilian and military settings. This grant will provide the veteran graduates with the basic entry-level requirement for yoga teacher positions. Those newly trained yoga teachers will receive continued VYP mentorship as they teach other veterans through the network of 19 VYP Regional Teams.