VETOGA 200 hour Teacher Training for Veterans

Benefiting: VETOGA Incorporated
May 24
Hosted by:VETOGA Incorporated
May 24, 2016 at 8:00pm to
November 10, 2016 at 7:00am
532Yoga map 532 north washington street alexandria, VA
Goal: $50,000
$19,677 4 39% Complete

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Please let me introduce you to VETOGA, a veteran run non-profit whose mission is to provide yoga, meditation, and healing arts to active-duty military, veterans, their families and communities.

In 2013, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs released a study that covered suicides from 1999 to 2010, showing that roughly 22 veterans committed suicide each day, or one every 65 minutes. Current research has found that yoga and community involvement have a direct impact on the reduction of post-traumatic stress in veterans, as well as generally increasing overall mental well-being.

VETOGA will be hosting the first ever Yoga Alliance Certified 200-hour Teacher Training program specifically designed for veterans. This teacher training will equip veterans with the holistic tools and teachings to pass on the healing benefits of yoga to their veteran communities. Through this work we enable and encourage veterans to create harmony peace for themselves as well as others, allowing them to continue their service in a more peaceful way.

This is where you come in! 

We need your help to raise funds that will allow for the training to be zero cost to the veterans.

They have given up enough of their lives in service to us and now we have an opportunity to serve them back. The funds raised will help pay for 20-30 Veterans to attend the VETOGA teacher training and the following:

Tuition cost of the VETOGA 200 hour teacher training program; Books and materials required for the teacher training program; Yoga Mats and props for each teacher trainee during the training; Travel and lodging cost for veterans traveling to D.C.; rental space of the yoga studio; VETOGA Yoga Nidra CD


Some of the topics covered in this course include:

Techniques for the practice and teaching yoga, meditation, yoga nidra, anatomy and physiology of the human body and anatomy in yoga postures; posture alignment, assists, and adjustments; Voice coaching and training; Teaching methodologies and sequencing; Use of props and variations for physical limitations; Yogic lifestyle and ethics as a teacher; Business of yoga; Karma Yoga and creating community.



532 Washington Street, Alexandria Virginia

Course Dates:

November 11-20th 2016

Cost for the Teacher Training per Veterans:


Course Teachers:

The VETOGA Yoga Teacher Training is guided by lead instructors: Justin Blazejewski and Brittanie DeChino and assisted by teacher training staff of veterans and experts for sections in Ayurveda, anatomy and philosophy.


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