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Exalted Warrior Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. To make a donation please click here or send check or money order to: 

Exalted Warrior Foundation 1112 W. Platt Street Tampa, FL  33606

PO Box 10453 Tampa, FL  33679-0453

 


SPECIAL EVENT!


This Friday come join us at Yogani Studios for a lecture with Dearbhla Kelly.  We will be discussing the neuroscience behind yoga, meditation and its effects on PTSD. Read more about Dearbhla at www.durgayoga.com. 

Register at www.yogani.com or call us at 813-251-9668. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Exalted Warrior Foundation. 

 


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"Experiences such as acupuncture, massage therapy, Tai Chi, yoga and Pilates can bring additional healing benefits and may lead you through to the next stage of your recovery."

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The Exalted Warrior Foundation facilitates a yoga instruction program that is designed for wounded warriors in military and veteran hospital facilities.

Faced with the demands of both a physical and emotional recovery, yoga allows newly disabled veterans to reconnect both with themselves and their loved ones. Warriors with amputations, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries have benefited greatly since the program began.

The gentle movements of a yoga practice support the restoration of the body-mind connection. Practice varies from subtle breath work, accompanied with gentle stretching postures, for beginners to intense exertions, as the patients’ comfort with these healing techniques increases. Through practice, the warrior will begin to release the “issues from the tissues.” While strengthening the body, a warrior is provided new pathways to release tension and frustration. By the use of tools learned from their yoga practice, the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are also addressed. For example, forward bends and inversions deliver great benefits to those suffering from insomnia & depression. Breath work helps alleviate the PTSD sufferer’s hyper vigilance by slowing the heart rate and giving them a tool to regain a sense of control from a seemingly uncontrollable situation.  These methods of yoga exercises, relaxation, and meditation are keys to wellness that the warrior can practice for a lifetime.  These keys of wellness will help the warrior reintegrate into their community after leaving the care of the military – returning home to a potentially fuller and more productive life.

Locations

We work at Walter Reed Army Medical Center with the warriors individually, their caregivers and families. We have been in Walter Reed officially since April 2007 with a monthly presence since March of 2006. We began with a weekly staff class and at the start of 2008 placed a yoga instructors on-site twice a week. 

     Tuesdays & Thursdays Noon – 1pm Patient & Staff class downstairs in the MATC. Join Daniel Hickman for a delightful & restful hour.

Exalted Warrior yoga instructors also have classes at the James A Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, FL. This facility is one of the largest poly trauma centers in the U.S. specializing in care for spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries. We have installed a program for all patients and their caregivers.

     Mondays 9:00 – 9:50am Orthopedic Polytrauma Physical therapy room & 10:00 – 10:50am Bldg 68 OEF & OIF Transition Unit

 Brooklyn VA in Brooklyn, New York serves in the Psychology deptartment once a week as does the program on Tuesdays at 11am – Noon in the Bay Pines VA, St. Petersburg, FL.

Portsmouth Naval Hospital just began a Wednesday class from Noon – 1pm the wounded warriors assigned there to recover. This class is taught by Ann Richardson of Studio Bamboo Institute of Yoga in Virginia Beach, VA.

If you are a wounded warrior or work at a facility interested in having an Exalted Warrior Adaptive yoga class for your wounded warriors please contact us.

 

                          

 

 

 

 

To make a donation please click here or send check or money order to:

Exalted Warrior Foundation  1112 W. Platt Street Tampa, FL  33606

 

        
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