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Yoga In My School host Donna Freeman welcomes guests Paul Zipes, Dr. Daniel Libby, Robin Carnes and Judy Weaver to discuss yoga for soldiers and veterans.
The mental and emotional health of service members and veterans is of paramount concern as up to 20% of veterans of Iraq and Afganistan wars are suffering from PTSD.
Join our panel of guests who specialize in bringing the mind-body practices of yoga, meditation and mindfulness to service members, veterans, first responders and their families.
Paul Zipes of Yoga for Vets, Dr. Daniel Libby of Veterans Yoga Project, Robin Carnes of Warriors at Ease and Judy Weaver of Connected Warriors will join us for this special Veteran's Day broadcast.
Learn how yoga can relieve PTSD, reduce stress, heal injuries and cope with the mental and physical challenges during and after deployment.
Mike Shepherd, a founding partner of Veterans Green Projects is going to be our guest. His company is creating hundreds of jobs across America for US veterans in the electronic waste disposal and recycling industry. They are also putting veterans into their own Veterans Green Projects 'footprints' in locations throughout the US.
They have also created a great program for companies with e-waste to supprt US veterans by doinating it to Patriotic Hearts, a 501c3 non-profit that provides several key programs and assistance to US military members, evetarsn and their spouses and families.
Sara Ivanhoe is the Yoga Spokesperson for Weight Watchers, most recently releasing the “Weight Watchers Yoga Starter Kit.” She began teaching in 1995, shortly after graduating with honors from New York University. She has completed the Yoga Works teacher training, a specialized Therapeutics program and is also certified by Erich Schiffmann in his Freeform Style. Sara is the instructor for the "Yoga for Dummies" series, the "Crunch Yoga" series as well as the collaboration with Russell Simmons "Yoga Live." She had an extended run on Fit TV with "All Star Workouts" and on Exercise TV with "Yoga on the Edge." Sara was a regular on Vh1's "Dr. Drew's Celebrity Rehab" and has been featured on all the major news channels. She is highlighted in the acclaimed documentary "Titans of Yoga" and "Women of Bhakti." Ivanhoe is one of the few teachers certified by the Green Yoga Association to teach Yoga and Ecology. In addition, Loyola Marymount University has awarded Sara a Certification in Yoga Philosophy. This fall she will matriculate in LMU's Master's Degree in Yoga Philosophy program.
Sandy Gross is the co-author of the new website Hot Yoga Science whose mission is to educate and empower yoga teachers and students about the benefits, truths, and myths of heated yoga classes. She discusses what hot yoga studio owners and teachers need to know to keep their students safe and educated about the heat. This timely discussion follows LeBron James' recent challenge with complications from heat exhaustion and the controversies surrounding open-air CrossFit gyms. And as we enter into the hottest time of the year, be informed about playing summer sports and staying healthy in the heat.
Sandy is also the founder and director of Evolution Yoga in Cleveland, Ohio.
Sandy is the founder and director of Evolution Yoga. In her classes, she strives to meld the physical practice with mindful alignment, middle path thinking, inspiring music, breath awareness, relaxation and meditation. She has taught a variety of movement modalities since 1987 (dance exercise, weight training, water fitness, mobility training for athletes and yoga.) Her yoga training has been vast, but she chose teacher training with Cyndi Lee's OM yoga and completed the 200 & 500 hour level trainings. She also apprenticed with Cyndi for many years and credits the OM yoga's unique method of blending vinyasa with alighment and mindfulness, as her greatest influence.
Sandy is also the co-author of the new website, Hot Yoga Science, whose mission is to educate and empower yoga teachers & students about the benefits, truths & myths of heated yoga classes.
Laura Cornell, PhD, empowers women to heal body and soul, so they can contribute to healing the planet. She mentors Yoga teachers worldwide to leverage their talents for greater fulfillment, income, and service.
As Founder of the Green Yoga Association, Laura spurred a national movement towards Green Yoga studios, inspired thousands to move away from toxic Yoga mats, and produced two major conferences raising awareness about the connections between ecology and Yoga. She has been featured in Yoga Journal, Yogi Times, L.A. Yoga, and Common Ground Magazines.
Laura holds a doctorate in Religion and Philosophy from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Her research on women, published in the book The Moon Salutation: Expression of the Feminine in Body, Psyche, Spirit, won a Distinguished Service Award from the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association.
Hostess Lisa Winton and Swami Jayananda will be looking at depression and how not all depression is dysfunctional but in fact necessary when going through points of passage. They will point out the seven year cycle of transiting Saturn and the progressed Moon to mark the points of passage. They will give suggestions in how to employ Kriya Yoga lifestyle strategies to overcome the inertia of energy loss. Join them as they invite you to take responsibility for your hidden potential and follow the Kriya Yoga Spiritual Advance.
Yoga legend, Alan Finger, and his wife and business partner, Sarah Platt-Finger, join Jeff Bogart for a full-hour. Alan will discuss his inspiring journey from growing up in a yoga family in South Africa to becoming one of the world's most successful yoga entrepreneurs. He is living proof of the benefits of a life long yoga practice. He has been practicing and teaching yoga for just over fifty years. No doubt, this Kriya Yoga Master is a master's master. Sarah co-founded ISTHA Yoga with her husband and runs a highly renowned teacher training program in New York City. Together they travel the world teaching new generations the timelessness of yoga.
We are a group of disabled Veterans who are active advocates for the rights of veterans who have served in the United States Military and their families. We advocate for the rights of veterans. We talk to the the politicians who want to talk to us and we promote Americanism.
Mondays Hosts: Jonathan Bibbins, Michael Fortune And Dr Jorge Anderson
Topic: Open Forum
Tuesdays Hosts: Stephanie Ruscigno
Topic Miltary Sexual Trauma
Wednesday Hotess: Marilyn Wyche
Topic VA Benefits
Thursday Host George Cash/ Michael Fortune
Friday Host: Mary Bencivenga (Mary B)