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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.
View photos from the event:  Gala 2017

Sunday, February 25th, 2018 at 12:00pm
Soaring Spirit Yoga Studio308 Poplar Aly
Occoquan, VA 22125
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Yoga assists in welcoming home war veterans and provides them tools to manage mental, emotional and physical challenges related to combat. We have seen first-hand the healing effects of yoga for many current and former troops. In collaboration with the non-profit, VEToga, students will gain an understanding of which yoga postures, breathing methods and meditation practices are effective during and after deployment.
Open to all active duty military personnel and veterans (including Reservists and National Guard members) and their family members.
Sunday, February 25th, 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 with our local Army instructor Gabby Quatse.

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.
Sunday, March 18th, 2018 at 12:00pm
Soaring Spirit Yoga Studio308 Poplar Aly
Occoquan, VA 22125
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Yoga assists in welcoming home war veterans and provides them tools to manage mental, emotional and physical challenges related to combat. We have seen first-hand the healing effects of yoga for many current and former troops. In collaboration with the non-profit, VEToga, students will gain an understanding of which yoga postures, breathing methods and meditation practices are effective during and after deployment.
Open to all active duty military personnel and veterans (including Reservists and National Guard members) and their family members.


532 Yoga Events

Sunday, February 25th, 2018 at 11:00am
532Yoga532 North Washington St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Gain flexibility, strength and balance, in this series of classes designed especially for the beginner, or those that want to revisit alignment principles.

Find out why millions of people all over the world look to yoga to improve every aspect of their lives regardless of age, health, weight, or level of fitness.
If you think you're not flexible enough to do yoga, haven't practiced for a while, or want to go over the alignment in the poses, then this course is for you!
In this series you will be introduced to the the fundamentals of yoga postures and breath. We will work on standing, seated, twists and supine poses as we learn how the proper use of limbs can help with body stability, flexibility and strength.

Learn key postural alignment principles
Build strength and improve flexibility
Tone the body
Keep the spine and joints supple
Learn breathing and relaxation techniques
Reduce stress, tension and dis-ease

You will learn the importance of building a solid foundation and key principles that create optimal alignment and health. We will also introduce conscious breathing practices to use as a stand-alone de-stress tool, and the breath to use during the movements in yoga, as well as relaxation techniques and practices. Hands on assistance and modifications will be offered to further familiarize the body and mind with alignment principles and movements, and to maximize safe and informed range of motion.

Learn the art of yoga and give yourself the gift of health! All welcome.

It is recommended you take the full course for progressive learning, although if you have to miss a class you can make up at any other class during the week.

Sundays 2/25-4/1

Cost: $110 (6 weeks) before 2/22, $130 thereafter or $22 drop in
**CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY: We regret that there are no refunds for missed or cancelled reservations**
Sunday, February 25th, 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 with our local Army instructor Gabby Quatse.

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.
Sunday, February 25th, 2018 at 6:15pm
532Yoga532 North Washington St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Gain flexibility, strength and balance, in this series of classes designed especially for the beginner, or those that want to revisit alignment principles.

Find out why millions of people all over the world look to yoga to improve every aspect of their lives regardless of age, health, weight, or level of fitness.

If you think you're not flexible enough to do yoga, haven't practiced for a while, or want to go over the alignment in the poses, then this course is for you!

In this series you will be introduced to the the fundamentals of yoga postures and breath. We will work on standing, seated, twists and supine poses as we learn how the proper use of limbs can help with body stability, flexibility and strength.
Learn key postural alignment principles
Build strength and improve flexibility
Tone the body
Keep the spine and joints supple
Learn breathing and relaxation techniques
Reduce stress, tension and dis-ease

You will learn the importance of building a solid foundation and key principles that create optimal alignment and health. We will also introduce conscious breathing practices to use as a stand-alone de-stress tool, and the breath to use during the movements in yoga, as well as relaxation techniques and practices. Hands on assistance and modifications will be offered to further familiarize the body and mind with alignment principles and movements, and to maximize safe and informed range of motion.

Learn the art of yoga and give yourself the gift of health! All welcome.

It is recommended you take the full course for progressive learning, although if you have to miss a class you can make up at any other class during the week.
Sundays 2/25-4/1

Cost: $110 (6 weeks) before 2/22, $130 thereafter or $22 drop in

**CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY: We regret that there are no refunds for missed or cancelled reservations**
Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 at 2:00pm
532Yoga532 North Washington St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
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This Women’s Self Defense Seminar is a two hour course where you will be taught how to keep yourself safe.

For you, your daughters, your family, and your friends.

Techniques covered include (but are not limited to):
Situational awareness
Forming safer habits
Escape techniques
Self defense equipment and use of non-lethal weapons; and,
Establishing control of an attacker.

International Martial Arts Center's staff draw on its combined experience from martial arts, executive protection, security and self defense to teach participants how to avoid being a victim.

Time is spent on techniques so that you get a chance to perform them repeatedly under the supervision of trained coaches. You will also be able to ask questions about specific situations.

As an increasing number of women have chosen to carry non-lethal small arms and self defense implements, recommendations will be given, on request, on the effectiveness and ease of use of items.

Knowing how to stop an attacker can be a life-saver!

You will be taught simple methods to:
- Raise situational awareness; simple checks when approaching an unfamiliar area
-How to avoid forming predictable habits
- What types of areas to avoid
- Warning signs to look for in an approaching stranger
- How to show an attacker that you are not an easy target
- Things to avoid when interacting with a stranger
- How to position yourself in case you need to flee
- Gain control of an attacker once they engage.
- Escape techniques
- How to cause effective physical damage to an attacker

Whether in the home, at work, in private or in public, no one needs to be a victim. Tip the scales in your and your loved ones favor!

Cost: $55
Sunday, March 4th, 2018 at 12:30pm
532Yoga532 North Washington St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Do you want to reduce stress in your life?
Do you want to expand your consciousness, elevate your mind, and balance your emotions?

In this specially prepared and designed workshop, you will learn the techniques to help you move deeper into your meditation practice.

Nitin shares his experience as a Kundalini Meditation teacher in a way which provides a thorough understanding of Kundalini, and how it can be used to transform your life.

This is an immensely powerful practice for self healing, which can help you reach higher levels of awareness, creativity, and prosperity.

Attendees will learn how to expand a powerful energy resource, which is available within. Everything is energy in this universe and the human body is no exception. This energy of consciousness, called 'Kundalini', is present in every individual but stays in a dormant state most of the time.

Every moment offers us an opportunity to redirect our energy out of stress and into peace and balance.
Harness the energy of the mind and emotions, so you can be in control of your self.
Learn How.

The workshop will include:
How to expand Kundalini Consciousness and creative energy.

Learn techniques to FREE your energy to manifest your true goals and desires.

Learn how expanded awareness of your creative energy will boost personal and career growth for lasting peace and harmony.

Understand the significance duality and taking responsibility for the power of Kundalini.

Guided meditation to expand awareness of Love and Compassion.

Powerful guided meditation on the Kundalini ‘higher self’ for true freedom to manifest your true desires and purpose.

Turn on your inner light! Create a deep connection to the sacred space of your soul.

NOTE: This is Part III in a three part series of workshops (beginners, intermediate, and advanced).

Meditation experience required to take Part III only.

Cost: $30 before 2/28, $45 thereafter
Sunday, March 11th, 2018 at 2:00pm
532Yoga532 North Washington St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Osteoporosis, which literally means porous bone, is a disease in which the density and quality of bone are reduced. As bones become more porous and fragile, the risk of fracture is greatly increased. The loss of bone occurs silently and progressively.

Osteoporosis is something that effects both men and women, and it is best to start a preventative program early in order to build bone strength to prevent fractures from falls or injury.

Learn about:
Bone Health and Safety
Specific yoga poses to improve bone density and calcium balance
How to modify yoga poses to strengthen bones
How to modify yoga poses for already weakened bones
Balance, and learn poses to help prevent falls
Strengthening for the hips and spine

Stay active and healthy!

Cost: $30 prior to 3/8, $45 thereafter

Whether in English, French, or Spanish, Dhyana always guides her students in safe sequences using props, tutorials and modifications as needed. She is certified in Yoga Therapy for Anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Yoga for the Special Child and Restorative Yoga. She has completed the 800 Hour Certification with Integrative Yoga Therapy, and is also a Certified International Yoga Therapist, C-IAYT. Dhyana’s main motive is to improve the health and well being of her clients by incorporating yoga philosophy and yoga therapeutic techniques to both relax and strengthen the body, mind and spirit.


**CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY: We regret that there are no refunds for missed or cancelled reservations**


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
Download flyer to print: View PDF

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
Download flyer: View PDF


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