HOBOKEN–Over 100 residents and yoga practitioners are expected to come together Sunday March 12 to raise money and awareness to support veterans and their families through a Veterans Yoga Project (VYP) fundraiser to be held at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken.
The fundraiser offers participants a chance to meet Veterans Yoga Project founder Dr. Daniel Libby and learn how yoga and other VYP programs can help veterans and their families. Attendees can also enjoy a yoga class taught by veterans and light refreshments.
All proceeds from the event will go to support the Veterans Yoga Project.
Since its inception, the VYP has helped thousands of veterans and their families reduce stress, ease pain, and release traumatic imprints that negatively impact their lives through Mindful Yoga Therapy classes and multi-day retreats.
The VYP also provides advanced training to yoga instructors so they can safely and effectively offer VYP services to veterans in their area.
The VYP’s work is seen has having a significant and positive impact on veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to depression and certain physical injuries.
Participating veterans underscore the VYP’s benefits by reporting reduced stress, better sleep, enhanced concentration and the ability to better manage anger and aggression.
“Supporting the Veterans Yoga Project is a great way to give back to veterans and their families, who have given all of us so much,” said Helene Graff, a co-founder of the event. “Coming to the event is more than just saying thank you. It is a way to help veterans and their families get their lives back on track.”
The event is the third annual VYP fundraiser to be held in Hoboken.
The first came in 2014 in response to a request from the group to conduct fundraisers nationally during Veterans Gratitude Week.
The fundraiser will be held in Walker Gymnasium at Stevens Institute of Technology from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Minimum asking donation is $25.
Please register or donate at www.tinyurl.com/vypcamaign
To learn more, please visit www.veteransyogaproject.org.