Help provide free, trauma-informed yoga to veterans and active duty military

Donate to Comeback Yoga until December 6, 2022

Comeback Yoga, a Colorado-based nonprofit that provides free, trauma-friendly yoga to veterans, active-duty military, and their support networks, just announced that its fundraising campaign of fall is underway.

Currently, Comeback Yoga offers 38 regularly scheduled online and in-person classes per week at military bases and offices across Colorado. Online courses are offered on YouTube so military personnel and vets can take a free course. Classes are conducted at the United States Air Force Academy, VFW Post 1, Ft. Carson, Buckley Space Force Base, Associated Veterans of Loveland, Victory Service Dogs, and throughout the VA health system in Colorado. The full class schedule can be found here: www.comebackyoga.org/calendar.

Each year during the fall season, Comeback Yoga raises funds to support its free programming. All donations made by December 6 will go directly to help provide free yoga to active duty members, veterans, their clinicians and the support network. Donations can be made to Comeback Yoga: Donate or by calling 720-259-4931.

“We hope the community will consider making a small donation,” said Executive Director Kelly Wulf. “The success of our annual fundraiser in the fall is essential for Comeback Yoga to continue to serve those who have served our country. Our classes are specifically designed for the military population and our teachers are trained for this type of yoga. We focus on downregulating the nervous system through breathing and movement. Comeback Yoga is not about touching your toes or turning into a pretzel. It’s about learning tools that can help with depression, anxiety, back pain, insomnia, and more. »

Comeback Yoga classes are taught by specially trained and paid instructors who are familiar with military culture, PTS, traumatic brain injury (TBI), military sexual trauma (STD), trauma-informed yoga, accessible yoga and many other military-specific topics. Many instructors are veterans themselves and can speak personally of the difference yoga has made in their lives. Classes are completely free and open to all members of the military community. Classes are also accessible to everyone, regardless of age or physical ability.

During the pandemic, the need for Comeback Yoga’s services has skyrocketed. There was a strong focus on mental health and a deep need for community support. Comeback Yoga has never wavered in its commitment to serving those who have served and as a result is on track to have over 12,000 student hours. In 2022, Comeback Yoga has also made the decision to expand its Yoga Teacher Training Scholarship to include active duty members as well as spouses/partners of veterans and active duty.

While the need for free services has increased, funding has dropped dramatically. As pandemic restrictions ease, Comeback Yoga needs the support of the community to continue to meet growing class demands. Please consider supporting Comeback Yoga to honor the men and women lost in service to our country. All gifts are tax deductible. Learn more by visiting https://www.comebackyoga.org

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