Yoga Fest with Silence & Light: Supporting Veterans
Our second annual Yoga Fest Supporting Veterans takes place on the memorial of 9/11 at Tobacco Wood Brewing in Durham, NC.
There are 4.2 million Post-9/11 Veterans . More and half a million of them have been diagnosed with PTSD.
On this memorial, we honor our fallen by breathing life into our living. As we process trauma through the mind, we also have to process it through the body. And yoga is a great way to start that healing journey, especially if you are unable/do not want to talk about the traumatic event.
All of our yoga instructors are Veterans who used yoga to help them in their healing journey, and now they want to share their experiences with you.
All proceeds from this event will go to a Veteran owned/operated non-profit, Combat Sexual Assault (CSA). CSA empowers survivors of Military Sexual Trauma (MST) by helping them find their voice and overcome barriers to obtaining justice, all while disrupting the cultural stigma surrounding the disclosures of these crimes.
At this event, we will have resources there that support Veterans, as well as local Veteran Vendors selling their products.
Tobacco Wood Brewing is also a Female/Veteran owned Brewery, and we are honored to partner with them for this event.
Yoga: 9am-12pm (3 x 45 minute trauma informed yoga classes, with 15 minute break)
Live performance: 1pm-4pm by Silence and Light.
Silence and Light are a Veteran Band, who were former members of the Special Operations Community. Of note, Brad, was an operator at the Battle of Mogadishu, or as it is more popularly known in the film as “Blackhawk Down.” Brad also had the honor of playing for Nirvana.
This grunge 90s style band is donating their time to support this cause, and we can’t wait to see you there.
Location: Tobacco Wood Brewing, 2500 Meridan Parkway #130, Suite 130, Durham, NC 27713