VYP Rhode Island

Hope for Veterans

There are three military bases in Rhode Island, including the Naval Station in Newport.  Newport RI is also home to the United States Naval War College (USNWC).

In Rhode Island, 49,471 residents, or 5.8% of the 18 and older population, are military veterans.

In-Person Classes & Upcoming Events

In-Person VYP Classes

Come join the VYP community in your local area. No classes or events near you? Check out our VYP Online Studio for live, online classes taught by VYP Teachers.
Our online classes are always free and wherever you are. 

Upcoming VYP Rhode Island Events

Join VYP as we create community, connections, and raise funds to support veterans, military families, and communities in our local area. 

Check back for upcoming events!

Donate to VYP Rhode Island

Your tax-deductible donation is stewarded by compassion to help reach our military and veteran communities in need. Your generosity helps us provide local veterans and military families with mind-body tools, training scholarships, classes, connections and resources.

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VYP Rhode Island Team

We could not do what we do without our amazing Field Teams. Please consider donating your time and talents by joining your local team!

Leigh Ann Perry

Leigh Ann Perry, Ph.D., RYT
Rhode Island State Director | Newport, RI

Leigh Ann joined the VYP team in 2022 as the RI State Director. She is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Science in the College of Leadership and Ethics at the United States Naval War College (USNWC) in Newport, RI. She focuses on the areas of well-being, resilience, and mindfulness as they relate to leader development. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Salve Regina University teaching graduate courses in the Administration of Justice Department.

Prior to joining the USNWC faculty, she conducted research for the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) and NCIS Criminal Threat Division, and was a regional team lead for Facebook’s Global Security Intelligence and Investigations team, focusing on terrorism and dangerous organizations.

Leigh Ann received her yoga teacher training from Tula Yoga in NJ in 2019 and is a Certified Positive Psychology-Based Health and Well-Being Coach.

RI Outreach Coordinator


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RI Development Coordinator


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RI Area Manager


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