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We Are Here Now: Mindful Yoga for Veterans & Baba Ram Dass

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Suzanne Manafort:
Suzanne Manafort is the Director and Founder of Newington Yoga Center in Newington Ct. and of Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans. Suzanne is on the Board of Directors of the Give Back Yoga Foundation. In 2009, she was designated a Wells Fargo Second Half Champion for her work with Veterans.

Mindful Yoga Therapy:
Mindful Yoga Therapy is an empirically informed, clinically tested program comprised of five practices: Pranayama, Asana, Yoga Nidra, Meditation, and Gratitude. Each practice is a tool Veterans can use to cope with Post Traumatic Stress, and together, they form a comprehensive system–a toolbox–that will carry Veterans into a life of strength and resilience.

Chris Grosso will be interviewing spiritual icon Ram Dass, discussing his message, which began in the early 70's with his game changing book Be Here Now. They also chat about how to find and honor our own individual paths, suffering as grace and how in the end, it truly is all just grist for the mill.

Ram Dass:
Ram Dass first went to India in 1967. He was still Dr. Richard Alpert, an already eminent Harvard psychologist and psychedelic pioneer with Dr.Timothy Leary. He continued his psychedelic research until that fateful Eastern trip in 1967, when he traveled to India. In India, he met his guru, Neem Karoli Baba, affectionately known as Maharaj-ji. Maharaj-ji gave Ram Dass his name, which means "servant of God." Everything changed then—his intense dharmic life started, and he became a pivotal influence on a culture that has reverberated with the words Be Here Now ever since.