What Is Mindful Resilience?

Mindful Resilience is what we call the collection of mind-body practices that we teach: Breathing, Meditation, Mindful Movement, Guided Rest, and Gratitude. These tools help us breathe easy, focus clearly, move freely, rest deeply, and remember what is working in our lives. As a result we become more resilient in the face of both ordinary and extraordinary challenges. Veterans Yoga Project is honored to offer an extraordinary opportunity for intensive training in a proven, mindful approach to teaching yoga to veterans and others who are struggling with post-traumatic stress and other trauma-related psychological difficulties.

Mindful Resilience for Recovery and Resilience is an evidence-informed, clinically-tested yoga program that was developed specifically for veterans recovering from post-traumatic stress and other psychological difficulties. It is evidence-informed, in that practices have been chosen and adapted based on clinical and neuro-scientific knowledge about post-traumatic stress and its treatment. It is clinically-tested, in that it was developed based on feedback from hundreds of veterans and active-duty service members receiving treatment at residential and outpatient treatment programs. Mindful Resilience has been successfully integrated into mental health and addiction treatment programs for veterans and active-duty military across the US.

In this Mindful Resilience Training, you will explore:
  • The development, course, and consequences of trauma-related disorders
  • The psychotherapeutic treatment of trauma-related disorders and how yoga fits into an integrative treatment approach
  • Special considerations and cautions when providing yoga therapy to veterans and other trauma-affected individuals
  • Specific practices, guiding principles, and resources found to be helpful for veterans coping with trauma, including a detailed treatment manual with an empirically-informed, clinically-tested 12-week protocol, and your own copy of the Mindful Resilience Yoga for Veterans Recovering from Trauma practice guide.
What to Expect:
  • Facilitation team to include: veterans and veteran caregivers, yoga teachers experienced with delivering Mindful Resilience to veterans, members of VYP’s Executive Team and VYP’s Founder and CEO Dr. Daniel Libby
  • Training Manual provided
  • Morning and Evening movement, meditation, and/or breathing practices included
  • Daily lecture, discussion, and practice groups
  • Homework
  • Ample movement and meal breaks (following the Himalayan Institute meal schedule)
  • Smores Bonfire the night before departure (weather-dependent)
  • Certificate of Completion for 31 Yoga Alliance CEU
  • An invitation to join VYP’s Teachers Alliance upon graduation

This program is offered at a sliding scale price. Please see Veterans Yoga Project’s website for more details