Nearly one out of three soldiers who served in Iraq or Afghanistan now suffers from post-traumatic stress, major depression or traumatic brain injury. And tragically…every 36 hours…a soldier commits suicide. Yoga and mindfulness can help veterans to find peace of mind and relief from symptoms of PTSD.
You can help Give Back Yoga Foundation to share yoga with veterans by joining Advisory Board Member Desiree Rumbaugh for An Offering of Peace: A Yoga and Music Fundraiser For Veterans on Saturday, January 18th. Led by Desiree and her friend Camilla Sinclair, this donation-based yoga workshop will feature live music by Steve Gold, with all proceeds supporting Give Back Yoga’s campaign to share free Mindful Yoga Therapy toolkits with veterans. You’ll also practice alongside some veterans who have served our country and hear personal stories of how they’re now benefitting from yoga.
What: An Offering of Peace: A Yoga and Music Fundraiser for Veterans with Desiree Rumbaugh, Camilla Sinclair and Steve Gold
When: Saturday, January 18th from 4 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: Yoga Del Mar, 2652 Del Mar Heights Road, Del Mar CA 92014
Details: By donation (suggested minimum donation of $20). Cash and check accepted at the door; make checks payable to Give Back Yoga Foundation.
Desiree Rumbaugh travels the world teaching yoga workshops and trainings. She enjoys meeting people and finding out how much we all have in common. She is the creator of the DVDs Yoga to the Rescue, and is a regular presenter at Yoga Journal Conferences as well as a contributor to the magazine. Her classes can now be viewed on My Yoga Online and Yoga Glo. She serves on the Advisory Boards of The Art of Yoga Project, bringing yoga to teenage girls in the juvenile justice system, and the Give Back Yoga Foundation, providing yoga for US military war veterans. Her 20-year-old son, a former Marine Reservist, was murdered in an unrelated incident in 2003 and as a result, Desiree is fiercely dedicated to inspiring others to find emotional as well as physical healing through Yoga.
Camilla Sinclair has been dedicated to yoga and the healing arts for 25 years. She teaches yoga at several studios in the San Diego area and is on the staff of the San Diego Veterans Hospital teaching yoga classes for veterans who have chronic back pain. She is also the lead instructor for the newly implemented 4 year study: “Yoga Therapy for Veterans with Chronic Low Back Pain.” Camilla is a Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Yoga Instructor. She offers workshops in Therapeutic and Restorative Yoga throughout the region and incorporates the beneficial practice of Yoga Nidra to deepen the healing experience.
Steve Gold is a conduit for spontaneous transformation using singing and storytelling. He creates powerfully positive music that heals and inspires. His rendition of So Much Magnificence, the title track of his first album, can be heard in yoga studios around the world. Steve teaches “Mantras for Manifestation” and “Voice of Magnificence” workshops, showing people how to use music and intention to actualize their deepest desires. His latest album, Let Your Heart Be Known, has been called “a soulful genre-buster, destined to be a classic” by LA Yoga magazine.
Can’t make it to this event? You can still help Give Back Yoga to put free yoga toolkits in the hands of 10,000 veterans this year by making an online donation. Just choose “Yoga for Veterans”when selecting a project for funding.