Maybe your looking for a yoga class or possible resources within the adaptive yoga world. Below you will find various virtual and in person yoga class and training resources. This list is not all inclusive. Hopefully this list helps you decide to show up to a yoga practice.
Yoga 4 Change is a non-profit organization that achieves lasting, demonstrative change for veterans, individuals who are experiencing incarceration, youth, and people living with mental health conditions through a purpose-driven yoga curriculum. Forest is a Lead Teacher for the Tampa Chapter. He teaches two weekly classes for Veterans. A thirty minute virtual iRest on Monday’s at 545pm eastern time (YogaforVeterans). This link also hosts a thirty minute virtual yoga class Thursday’s same time taught by Tony who is a Y4C teacher and Veteran. The second weekly class Forest teaches is a hybrid in person/virtual class taught at the Cohen Clinic Tampa (4520 Oak Fair Blvd, Tampa, FL 33610) at 615pm eastern time. Yoga 4 Change also offers multiple virtual and in person classes through four chapters (Jacksonville, South Florida, Tampa and Orlando). Please go to the respective chapters events page on Facebook (Jacksonville, South Florida, Tampa, Orlando) to find more yoga class resources. Forest also teaches at various facilities that for HIPPA reasons he does not mention, however if you are looking for purpose driven yoga curriculums please reach out.
Mission of Veterans Alternative is to provide effective alternative therapies to those affected by the traumas of war. A weekly in person Yoga class on Tuesday’s at noon is available. Forest teaches an open Yoga practice Thursday from 730am to 9am (no hard start time but Forest ends NLT 9am).
The Phoenix’s mission is to build a sober active community that fuels resilience and harnesses the transformational power of connection so that together we rise, recover, and live. The only requirement to attend on of their events is to be sober 48 hours prior to event and if you plan to attend events on a regular, then they ask that you commit to a sober lifestyle. Forest teaches a weekly in person class Saturday’s at 8am at Lane Park in Tampa. Please go to https://thephoenix.org/find-a-class/in-person/ and register for the class prior to.
Chapters and the Team RWB App deliver virtual and local, consistent, and inclusive opportunities for veterans and the community to connect through physical and social activity. Volunteers host regular fitness activities, social gatherings, and community service events, and facilitate building strong local connections with members and organizations within the community. They have a set of ethos or guiding beliefs that characterize their community. The events tab has both partner and virtual events. If you search “yoga” all Team RWB classes will come up.
Mind Body Solutions is a non-profit with a mission to transform trauma, loss and disability into hope and potential by awakening the connection between the mind and body. They have a Opening Yoga Program to everyone teach every body the benefits of yoga are waiting for all of us! Their Founder Matthew Sanford has pioneered an approach that teaches universal principles inherent to yoga poses that are accessible to all students, regardless of their level of ability. They offer multiple weekly adaptive yoga classes and under the online classes tab. In addition, they offer training and have a database of trained teachers if your looking for an adaptive yoga trained through Mind Body Solutions in your area.
Integrate yoga and meditation into military and civilian settings to support the health, resiliency, post-traumatic growth, and connection of service members, veterans, and their families. Trainings and classes can be found on their web-sight. In addition, Warriors at Ease Keeps a database of WAE trained teachers.
iRest Institute is an educational non-profit that provides events, teacher trainings, and educational content based on the ancient teachings of Yoga Nidra but presented in a form made accessible for modern day living. iRest is designed to bring the healing benefits of yogic and meditative practices to a wide variety of people.