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October 16, 2017 @ Trio Grill (Falls Church, VA)

VEToga Annual Gala 2017 - Here to Flow
Annual Gala 2017
Trio Grill + Eye Eaters Society + lululemon are inviting you to an exclusively curated dining experience to support the mission of VETOGA. Come hungry to be inspired by our veterans’ stories of healing and transformation through yoga. Black attire required. Valet will be provided.
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Sunday, January 21st, 2018 at 9:30am
lululemon Arlington2847 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
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Come out and join us for the VETOGA monthly lululemon class with VETOGA DC Founder Justin Blazejewski.

This will be an energizing mix of meditation, pranayama, kriya, laya and asana all weaved together with music. This class is accessible for all levels.

Come show your support for your local military and veteran community as we pracitce pranayama (breathing), asana (poses), and yoga nidra (deep relaxation). You will leave the class feeling relaxed and refreshed.
Sunday, January 21st, 2018 at 12:00pm
Soaring Spirit Yoga Studio308 Poplar Aly
Occoquan, VA 22125
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Come out and join us for our VETOGA monthly class at Soaring Spirit Yoga in Occoquan , VA.
This class will be led by VETOGA Instructor Mike Stickley

In the Dharma Yoga tradition, the class will be a flow series of postures, incorporating breath work, chant, and a guided relaxation; yoga nidra.
Suitable for all levels. You will leave the class feeling relaxed and refreshed.
Come show your support for your local military and veteran community!

FREE for Veterans First Responders and active service personnel, although donations are gratefully accepted for VETOGA non-profit. Suggested donations: $10, $20, $50.
Sunday, January 28th, 2018 at 2:00pm
532Yoga532 North Washington St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Come out and join us for our VETOGA monthly class. This class will be led by VETOGA Founder Justin Blazejewski

In the Dharma Yoga tradition, the class will be a flow series of postures, incorporating breath work, chant, and a guided relaxation; yoga nidra.

Suitable for all levels. You will leave the class feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Come show your support for your local military and veteran community!

FREE for Veterans and active service personnel, although donations are gratefully accepted for VETOGA non-profit. Suggested donations: $10, $20, $50.


532 Yoga Events

Sunday, January 21st, 2018 at 2:00pm
532Yoga532 North Washington St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Register www.532yoga.com to save your spot. $10 till Jan 18th and increases to $20 after.

During this workshop Paige Lichens will guide you though the vibrations and tones that the Tibetan bowls offer to balance the chakras to relax your body on a deeper level.
Paige will start with discussion on the chakras as well as the bowls. There is nothing more for you to do but sit or layback, listen and relax. When we are in balance, we often feel more fulfilled, peaceful and happy. This mediation will start at 2:15pm so please refrain from coming in to the studio after this time.

Singing bowls produce a harmonization, vibration and tones that that offer balance to ourselves with the use of sound frequency. Additionally the bowls transmit soothing and peaceful vibrations known to have healing qualities. The vibrations and tones bring the individual to a state of consciousness and awareness that have an effect on the nervous and immune system.

How will the bowls make me feel? Some experience relaxing on a deep physical and mental state. Others experience sensations of floating. This experience can unblock any energetic and physical obstructions to offer deep healing. This is because the vibrations and tones are from the 7 chakras which emit a natural balancing effects.

Modern science is still learning the power behind vibration and our bodies (organs, cells, tissues, bones etc). Yet many studies currently show that sound therapy offers outstanding results and can realign the mind, body and spirit.

We invite you to allow yourself this time to bathe in the sounds of the bowls.

About the teacher:

Paige Lichens, ERYT 500 Kripalu Yoga & Meditation Teacher. She has practiced meditation for over 30 years and has been teaching for the past 9 years. Native to DC and lives in Alexandria. She teaches Yoga and Meditation full time. www.paigesyoga.com for more on her bio.

Cost: $10 before 1/18, $20 thereafter
Sunday, January 28th, 2018 at 2:00pm
532Yoga532 North Washington St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Come out and join us for our VETOGA monthly class. This class will be led by VETOGA Founder Justin Blazejewski

In the Dharma Yoga tradition, the class will be a flow series of postures, incorporating breath work, chant, and a guided relaxation; yoga nidra.

Suitable for all levels. You will leave the class feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Come show your support for your local military and veteran community!

FREE for Veterans and active service personnel, although donations are gratefully accepted for VETOGA non-profit. Suggested donations: $10, $20, $50.
Saturday, February 10th, 2018 at 2:00pm
532Yoga532 North Washington St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Why not pamper, honor and nourish yourself as a way to love this Valentines Day weekend? Also invite others to come and join you or come on your own and meet others at the 532 Yoga Community.

Experience deeper levels of peace and health. Give yourself permission to rest and restore. This inspired, meditative practice requires nothing of you but to lie down, listen to both the teacher (Paige Lichens) and Live Harp Music (Kara Welch) Be supported, held, and nourished as you discover profound peace and vibrant health.

Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra® has the power to transform you. This meditation guides you through each layer of being. 1 hour of this historical practice rests you more than 4 hours of REM sleep.

About this workshop:

You’ll start with a short discussion of what this practice is. Then you will rest in stillness, lying down in a relaxation pose or in a seated position, while being guided by your teachers soothing voice and live music. The last 10 minutes you'll lie down and listen to beautiful harp music.

Practice is for anyone with a desire for inner peace. No yoga experience is required. This practice has been used to successfully aid insomnia, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, pain and adapting to travel & time zones, and other issues and changes.

About the instructor and harp player:

Paige Lichens, Washingtonian Native and been teaching Yoga and Meditation for over 8 years. Certified and trained to lead Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra® and is also a 500 E-RYT Kripalu Yoga & Meditation teacher. www.paigesyoga.com for more.

Kara Welch has been playing harp since 2006. She performs professionally at cafes, graduations, galas, and more everywhere from Arizona to Jamaica specializing in classical, jazz, celtic, and healing music. Kara is currently studying with the Music for Healing and Transition Program (MHTP) at George Washington University Hospital to become a therapeutic musician in her new home base of Washington, DC. Please contact her at kara.welch@gmail.com for more information on bookings and events

Cost: $10 before 2/7, $20 thereafter


Past Events

August 6, 2016 @ Vetoga Gala 2016 (Alexandria, VA)

VETOGA GALA - August 6, 2016 @ John Strongbow's (Alexandria, VA)
First Annual VETOGA Freedom Gala
August 6, 2016 @ John Strongbow’s Taven (Alexandria, VA)
Address – 710 King St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Purchase Tickets – donate.vetoga.org/vetogala
Charity Event – Hosted by VETOGA, to benefit military & veterans yoga instructor training
RSVP or Share on Facebook – VETOGALA
Download Gala 2016 flyer: View PDF
Auction form donations: View PDF

Come celebrate at our first annual Freedom Gala on Sunday, August 6th at John Strongbow’s in Alexandria, VA. Dinner, drinks, bands and a silent auction all night. This special charity event will directly benefit our military and veterans program: training new Yoga Instructors that will bring the healing benefits of yoga back to their communities. $25 general admission. $50 tickets include the Gourmet Food Buffet, 2 drinks and live music. Vegan options available. Casual dress. Space and tickets are limited: purchase tickets online or call 703-329-3075. Starts at 4pm and goes until the bar closes. Share the event on Facebook, see you there!  Get more details here.


July 1-15, 2016 @ Fundraiser for #VETOGANATION

A Call to Action - #VETOGANATION
A Call to Action – #VETOGANATION
July 1 – July 15 : donate.vetoga.org/vetoganation
Public Fundraiser – Hosted by VETOGA
Join the event on Facebook – #VETOGANATION
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Help raise funds for a Veteran to become a Yoga instructor in their community. Our goal is to raise $50,000 to pay for 20 veterans to attend the 2016 VETOGA Teacher Training. Offer a donation-based Yoga or Fitness class in the month of July at your local yoga studio or gym with a goal of raising $250-500. All donations from classes can be applied at: donate.vetoga.org/vetoganation. To participate, contact Justin: Justin (at) vetoga.org | Send a MessageWe will send you all the material and details you will need to teach the class. Thanks in advance for all your support!


May 7, 2016 @ Vida Fitness at the Yard (Washington, DC)

Mindful of the Military Day - May 7, 2016
Mindful of the Military Day
Yoga Workshop – May 7, 2016 @ Vida Fitness at the Yard
Free to the public – bring a friend!
Donations gratefully accepted
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May 28-30, 2016 @ Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington, VA)

Mindful Memorial Day - May 28-30, 2016
Mindful Memorial Day 2016
A Living Memorial – May 28-30, 2016 @ Arlington National Cemetery
The Women in Military Service Memorial, at the gates of the National Cemetery
Address: 2 Memorial Avenue, Arlington, VA 22202
Saturday/Sunday, 8am – 5pm. Monday, 8am – 3pm
To join the team + learn more: www.MindfulMemorialDay.org
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January 7 – 10, 2016 @ SVA’s National Conference (Orlando, FL)

SVA's 8th Annual National Conference - January 7-10, 2016 in Orlando, FL
SVA’s 8th Annual National Conference
The largest conference for America’s Student Veterans
January 7-10, 2016 in Orlando, Florida

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September 26, 2015 @ Down One Bourbon Bar (Louisville, KY)

VEToga Event - September 26, 2015
Venue info: Down One Bourbon Bar
View event details: PDF Flyer
RSVP: Facebook