Yoga and meditation have been shown in multiple studies to assist wellbeing in a multitude of ways.
Yoga and meditation can be beneficial in the treatment of PTSD, improving the quality of mental/emotional health including stress reduction, improved sleep, pain management, building resilience, strength and a sense of connection with oneself and others. When taught in a trauma informed way with suitable adaptions and props for all abilities, yoga can be particularly beneficial for veterans and their families.
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In collaboration with our partners at Frontline Yoga and local yoga studios in communities across Australia, we are dedicated to introducing veterans and their families to local classes where trauma informed yoga is taught, providing pathways for anyone interested in training to become a trauma-informed Yoga teacher and encouraging trauma-informed principles to be introduced to other sporting organisations.
We periodically put on events in partnership with sporting bodies to showcase the sports, specifically for veterans who need support with rehabilitation, recovery and reintegration into civilian life.
Outside of these events, we actively encourage veterans & their families to reach out to us so we can find something that will work for you in your local community. We have great success helping veterans in this way, thanks to our ongoing relationships, partnerships and shared vision with suitable sporting organisations.
To keep up to date with upcoming events and connect with your area’s Defence community join your local Facebook group.
If you are interested in a sport that isn’t listed on our website, get in touch and we’ll help you find your tribe!
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Think Yoga’s not for you?
I TAKE YOGA INTO EVERY SITUATION
“I’ve personally used yoga in recovery from post-traumatic stress, management of depression, maintaining self-awareness and sound decision making in an operational environment and most recently in preparing to compete as an amateur mixed martial artist. I take the practice of yoga into every situation now. My family, friends and colleagues all see the difference it has made in my life. Since starting, I haven’t looked back.”
PROVIDES A STRONG FOUNDATION
“Life is hectic and can be particularly challenging for Defence families. I started to practise Yoga years ago when it seemed Andi was never at home. With a young family, I needed to be strong and capable. I also needed to be able to take a deep breath and remain calm instead of getting mad.
Now Andi is at home a lot more, my children are 18 and 15, but the ability to take the deep breaths helps me to be a more patient parent and a nicer person and I believe that practising Yoga regularly gives me the foundation required for my overall mental and physical fitness.”