A weekend retreat with Suzanne Manafort and Robin Gilmartin
This retreat, designed specifically for veterans and their spouses or partners, teaches powerful mind-body practices that strengthen resilience, bring peace of mind, and relieve traumatic symptoms.
A mindful, embodied yoga practice can provide relief from symptoms and develop the supportive skills that veterans need in their everyday lives. In particular, participants will learn practical yoga and mindfulness-based tools that decrease the stress, anxiety and sleep problems that many returning veterans experience. The retreat will employ Mindful Yoga Therapy, an empirically informed, clinically tested program comprising five practices: pranayama (breathing), asana (postures connected with breath), yoga nidra, meditation, and gratitude. Each practice is a tool veterans can use to cope with post-traumatic stress, and together, they form a comprehensive system -- or toolbox -- that will carry veterans into a life of strength and resilience.
Anyone who has served in the military or is currently serving is most welcome to attend this retreat. Spouses and partners of veterans are also welcome to join us.
Tuition: Copper Beech institute has received generous funding to make this retreat possible. Attendees are welcomed but not required to make a free-will offering to support our outreach bringing mindfulness practices to at-risk children, the homeless and incarnated communities.