Rest, Restore & Reintegrate: A Healing Retreat for Montana Veterans (Women Only)

Brianna Renner & Veterans Yoga Project Facilitators
September 21 - 25, 2018
Feathered Pipe Ranch

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If you are a Montana veteran interested in attending, please click here.

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This free four-day healing retreat, hosted by the Veterans Yoga Project (VYP) and funded entirely by donations, is designed specifically for female Montana veterans struggling with issues that interfere with successful post-deployment reintegration.* Building upon the Feathered Pipe Foundation and VYP’s relationships with local veteran service organizations, we will hold space and share the healing practices of yoga for Montana veterans who are in recovery from post-traumatic stress (PTS) and other trauma-related challenges.

In the healing space of the Ranch, veterans and their family members will be offered: instruction and practice in evidence-based self-regulation techniques; opportunities for engaging in various therapeutic recreational, and community-building social activities; education and training on implementing healthy lifestyle choices; education about the role of nutrition in recovery and resilience, and; education about community-based resources for post-retreat reintegration.

Our first two retreats at Feathered Pipe Ranch made a real difference in the lives of Montana families. Feedback from veterans who attended these retreats demonstrated that a multi-day retreat where veterans learn breathing, meditation, nutrition and other mind/body skills can significantly reduce symptoms of PTS — and that these healing effects persist well after the retreat ends.

If you are a Montana veteran interested in attending, please click here.

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peace_400pxTestimonials from Past Healing Retreat Attendees:

“It’s hard to put into words, but I can honestly say that for one, my back has not felt this pain-free and healthy since I got blown up in Iraq about 5 or 6 years ago, and number two, this is the first time I’ve really believed that I can live without being defined by chronic anxiety, anger and depression in over two years of VA treatment. This retreat has opened up possibilities to believe in actually having life again and enjoying it. I just want to say thank you to everyone who made this possible.”

“First off THANK YOU. This program is amazing. I am a veteran diagnosed with PTSD who thought I was the only one seeking recovery through this practice. Recently attended the retreat at the Feathered Pipe Ranch in Helena MT. An amazing experience to say the least. This is an amazing service you are offering. This is actual help for vets with PTSD and TBI. Not just a handful of pills that the VA considers treatment. Being able to consciously shift from a hyper arousal/vigilant state to calm rational thought gave me the strength to handle my day. It gave me a few extra seconds to assess my situation if there was a loud bang or a car following me to close. Once more, Thank you.”

“I was on a downward spiral mentally with my PTSD. I was beginning to think what’s the purpose of my constant mental anguish. I was invited to the Veterans Yoga Project at the Feathered Pipe Ranch in Helena, MT. As it turned out it was exactly what I needed. The mindfulness relaxation yoga turned out to help me refocus on the here and now, and what’s important.”

To donate in support of this retreat, click here.

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Veterans Yoga Project Facilitators

Brianna Renner, Program Director, Veterans Yoga Project

A New Hampshire native, Brianna served five years in the Marine Corps as an avionics technician at both MCAS Miramar in San Diego, and MCAS Iwakuni in Iwakuni Japan. She is a perpetual student: using her GI Bill, she obtained her A.S in Engineering and a B.S. in Technical Writing/Mathematics/Technology. More recently, Brianna graduated from Discovery Yoga’s 200–hour Kriaplu teacher training and Soma Yoga Institute’s 300-hour advanced teacher training. She has over 75 hours of Mindful Resilience for Trauma recovery training through the Veterans Yoga Project, where she serves with great passion as the organization’s Director of Programs.

Brianna combines over 20 years of dance training and her military background to create a safe, nurturing and mindful practice. She is a co-founder of Namaste Newport in Newport, NH, dance teacher at Dance Arts Academy in Sunapee, New Hamphire and teaches at the VA Facility in White River Junction, Vermont.

Learn more about Brianna: www.veteransyogaproject.org

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About Veterans Yoga Project

Veterans Yoga Project is an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) charitable, educational and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of military veterans. Working in partnership with veterans, active-duty military personnel, military treatment programs and other non-profit organizations, VYP provides self-regulation tools to veterans recovering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related psychosocial difficulties. One of its primary initiatives is to provide healing retreats for veterans in recovery from PTSD and other trauma-related challenges.

Learn more about Veterans Yoga Project: www.veteransyogaproject.org

For more information about the Feathered Pipe Ranch, visit our FAQ page, contact us at info@featheredpipe.com, or give us a ring at (406) 442-8196.

Thanks and look forward to seeing you!

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