Veterans Yoga Project Launches National Yoga Event

Murphys, CA…On November 12, 2016 – Intelligent Body Studio is partnering with Veterans Yoga Project as part of a national weeklong fundraising and awareness-raising event. In 2015, the groundswell of support reached 400 classes and events across 39 states, attended by thousands of veterans and civilians alike, raising awareness and much needed funds to continue to provide therapeutic resources to Veterans and their families. In 2016, join yoga teachers from across the country who will be hosting donation-based classes during the week of Veterans Day, Nov 4-13 to raise money for programs that support our veterans, families, and communities in all 50 states. Intelligent Body Studio will be hosting a Yoga to support our Veterans Class from 9:30-10:30am on November 12th at Intelligent Body Studio in Murphys.


The Veterans Yoga Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity on a mission to supporting the mindful use of yoga therapy to aid recovery and resilience among veterans, their families and their communities. “I’ve been doing this for a while, and in my experience nothing helps veterans with recovery and resilience more effectively than yoga and mindfulness practice. The transformations that we’ve helped support are nothing less than miraculous. I’ve seen veterans turn resentment and anger into connection and acceptance, insomnia into deep restful sleep, physical debilitating pain into easy, pain-free movement”, said Dr. Daniel Libby, Executive Director of the Veterans Yoga Project.

Nearly 3 million men and women have served in the military since Sept 11, 2001. Approximately half of these service members are dealing with posttraumatic stress, chronic pain, depression and/or anxiety. In addition there are approximately 12 million living veterans from previous conflicts also still in the process of recovery from the wounds of war. By providing yoga teacher training programs, practice resources for veterans, and healing retreats, Veterans Yoga Project has supported the recovery and resilience-building process of thousands of military veterans and their family members. Please consider supporting this good work.

Intelligent Body Studio is a proud supporter of the Veterans Yoga Project. “We are proud to be raising awareness about the Veterans Yoga Project in Calaveras County. If you can’t make the event on Saturday, please consider going online now and making a donation.”–Colleen Gavan, Yoga instructor.

Colleen Gavan, 209-743-9177, .
Intelligent Body Studio
426 Main Street, Murphys (located above Mad About Shoes on Main Street in Murphys)
For more information, check out or contact Veterans Yoga Project at .