Veterans Yoga Project Summit: Development, Community, & Support
Veterans Yoga Project
September 16 - 21, 2018
Feathered Pipe Ranch
Program Tuition & Basic Accommodations: TBA
The Veterans Yoga Project (VYP) began as the seed of an inspired idea dreamed up by former Feathered Pipe Foundation President Dr. Daniel Libby. A licensed clinical psychologist and yoga teacher, Dr. Libby was determined to find ways to increase the resources available to veterans with post-traumatic stress and other trauma-related difficulties and to the yoga therapists who work with them. Hard work and unrelenting persistence paid off, as the seed of this idea was initially incubated through the Foundation’s fiscal sponsorship and then quickly sprouted — and soon blossomed — into a flourishing independent nonprofit that is today changing lives for the better, one veteran at a time, all around the globe.
Today, VYP, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is engaged on a myriad of fronts applying the benefits of yoga through empirically proven practices that improve the lives of veterans through:
— Mindful Resilience for Trauma Recovery teacher trainings;
— On-site Mindful Resilience Yoga Services to treatment programs and veterans service facilities nationwide;
— Classes for veterans, military, their families, and allies;
— Training scholarships for yoga teachers;
— No-cost, donation-only healing retreats for veterans and their families; and,
— The provision of free resources for veterans and active duty military members to support them in their quest for recovery and resilience.
VYP is in the throes of tremendous growth and Feathered Pipe is privileged again to host our cherished friends for their annual organizational summit at the nourishing space of the Ranch. The summit is an opportunity for an enriching pause point to nurture the organization’s most vital asset: its team. It’s a time for veterans and civilians, doctors, yoga teachers, executive professionals, and volunteers to come together in a spacious setting to share best practices, dream the future, and support one another in the shared goal of bringing the very best and most knowledgeable teachers to the veteran community.
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
About Daniel Libby, PhD, Founder of Veterans Yoga Project
Dan is a founder and Executive Director of Veterans Yoga Project. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and yoga teacher specializing in the mindful integration of evidence-based psychotherapies and complementary and alternative medicine practices for the treatment of PTS(D) and other psychological and emotional distress in active-duty military and veterans.
As a Postdoctoral Fellow with Yale University’s Department of Psychiatry and the VA’s Mental Illness Research and Education Clinical Center, Dan conducted research investigating the physiological correlates of mindfulness meditation as well as the first epidemiological investigation of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in VA PTSD treatment programs. He is also former Director of Clinical Services for the Starlight Military Rehabilitation Program and has taught mindfulness and yoga to hundreds of veterans and active-duty service members.
Daniel is currently a psychologist at the Oakland Vet Center in Alameda, California, where he teaches several yoga and meditation classes weekly.
Learn more about Dan: www.veteransyogaproject.org
Pricing & Registration
Program Tuition & Basic Accommodations: TBA
Basic Accommodations are shared room Main Lodge, Yurt, Sai Condo or single Tipi/Tent, and include meals and use of all amenities – our bathhouse, sauna, hot tub, as well as all the Feathered Pipe Ranch facilities and grounds.
Contact the Veterans Yoga Project to learn more:
Full description of accommodations options: Click here
*Airport shuttle service on the day of arrival/departure is an additional $65. Non-arrival/departure shuttle service is $100
**Please plan to arrive at the ranch before 6pm on the first day of your retreat, and to depart in the morning or early afternoon of the final day.
Thanks and look forward to seeing you!