Yoga & Meditation for Veterans

Spc. David Kocian, a human resources specialist in the Pennsylvania National Guard's 28th Combat Aviation Brigade, teaches a yoga class at Camp Adder, Iraq. The 21-year Army veteran is a Pittsburgh, Pa., native, and Palmyra resident. He bagan teaching yoga during the 28th CAB's mobilization because soldiers showed significant interest when they discovered he was an avid student of yoga.

Photo: The National Guard

The efficacy of yoga and meditation practices for veterans suffering from PTSD or post-combat reintegration is now well-documented. A specially designed yoga and meditation class creates space for veterans to connect to their breath and to their bodies, and to re-train the mind to recognize and defuse psychological stress triggers before they activate.

I offer a low-cost private instruction rate for veterans and can accommodate groups of up to four in my home studio, also at a discounted private class rate. I am also available to come to your home or office, or to teach a Veterans Yoga & Meditation Class at any appropriate off-site location in the Dallas area.

Please use my contact form to find out my private sessions or classes for Veterans.


Effects of Sensory-Enhanced Yoga on Symptoms of Combat Stress in Deployed Military Personnel (American Journal of Occupational Therapy)

Harvard, Brigham Study: Yoga Eases Veterans PTSD Symptoms (wbur’s Common Health Reform and Reality)

Yoga: An Alternative Therapy for Wounded Warriors with PTSD (DOD Department of Warrior Care Policy)