Rick Rowan, New Jersey Regional Director
Lake Norman, NC
Rick is a retired Air Force pilot and Vietnam combat veteran. In 1999 Rick tried yoga to alleviate chronic back pain. Mindful movement with the breath provided relief and ever since he has been an advocate for yoga as a means for both physical and emotional healing.
In 2014, after learning about the high suicide rate among veterans, Rick became a yoga teacher and later that same year attended VYP Mindful Resilience for Trauma Recovery (MRT) training. Until the onset of COVID in early 2020 he taught veterans in treatment for PTS(D) at the Charlotte VA Health Care Center and an open class for veterans at the Charlotte VA Outpatient Clinic. Rick currently teaches his local community group. You can find him on YouTube at Rick Rowan Yoga.
Rick lives on Lake Norman with his wife Vicki. They have one son.