All yoga classes and retreats are free or nominal cost to our veterans. We offer partial scholarships for veterans to attend our yoga teacher trainings. These programs account for 86% of our expenses.
We assess our programs monthly by examining the impact on veterans, their families, and communities who take our classes.
Why Yoga? Yoga Works!
Research studies demonstrate what the veterans we work with already know, that veterans and civilians, men and women, old and young, all benefit from taking the time to breathe easy, focus clearly, move mindfully, rest deeply, and remember gratitude. We’ve worked with tens of thousands of veterans and active duty military men and women using these practices and many have found relief from symptoms as well as gained resilience against life’s challenges. Over the years we have collected the results of our programs, kept archived in our Accountability Archive.
Many active duty troops and veterans are now using complementary and alternative approaches and treatment programs, and are integrating complementary therapies such as Mindful Yoga Therapy and Mindful Resilience.
Veterans participating in these programs have reported that they sleep better, concentrate and think more clearly, manage anger and aggression more easily, and find comfort in their own skin. Yoga may not cure post-traumatic stress disorder, but many veterans and active duty individuals from all branches and eras of services find these practices to be a significant and necessary part of their recovery.
After attending an online Mindful Resilience Yoga class in 2020, participants reported:
When our veterans, military members, families, and communities succeed, it creates a powerful ripple effect that can be felt throughout the whole VYP Family and the greater community.
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Veterans Yoga Project, an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization, which strives to maintain the honor and commitment our veterans have sworn to uphold. Program development and management, teacher training, and organizational expenses are covered by funds raised by grants, fundraising activities, and earned income from Mindful Resilience trainings and contract yoga services. For additional financial information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our Documents Archive.
Charity Navigator is America’s premier independent charity evaluator. Strong financial health and ongoing accountability and transparency have earned Veterans Yoga Project a 100/100 rating from Charity Navigator’s Encompass Rating System. This score designates Veterans Yoga Project as an official “Give with Confidence” charity, indicating that our organization is using its donations effectively based on Charity Navigator’s criteria.