New Yoga and Meditation Class for Veterans - Butler VA Health Care System
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Butler VA Health Care System

 

New Yoga and Meditation Class for Veterans

March 10, 2017

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 10, 2017                       

New Yoga and Meditation Class for Veterans

Butler, PA – VA Butler Healthcare, with community partner Yoga on Mars, will offer a new, free class for Veterans beginning Monday, March 13, 2017. The new class, “Basic Mindful Yoga and iRest Inspired Mediation” focuses on breathing to assist mind/body connection for increasing skills to manage stress and the disconnect that can occur after trauma.

“This specific style of yoga is designed with a military-audience in mind,” said Karen Dunn, VA Butler’s Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program Manager. “This class will strive to return a sense of personal control to issues such as insomnia, anxiety and depression.”

Regular practice of this class is shown to increase ability to manage daily life situations without reacting inappropriately or aggressively or disconnecting through isolation.  

“The Patient Centered Care and Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Programs at VA Butler Healthcare are always looking at additional ways to help Veterans through Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH) services such as yoga, meditation, acupuncture and mindfulness,” added Dunn.

This new class, free for Veterans, will be offered every Monday from 1pm-2:15pm in VA Butler Healthcare’s Auditorium. Veterans may attend at any time, pre-registration is not required. For more information, or any questions, Veterans may call 724-285-2292. 

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