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JO MATSON ~ YOGA FOR THE SOUL

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January 22, 2015

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BENEFITING: GIVE BACK YOGA FOUNDATION

EVENT: Warriors for Healing

EVENT DATE: Oct 15, 2015

Joanne Matson

THE STORY:

Join us for an intimate yoga experience with live music. Joanne Matson expertly guides you through your yoga practice while Johanna Beekman and Mike Cohen seamlessly weave a musical soundtrack that draws you into Bhakti (devotion) and energetically supports your asana practice. You will leave feeling connected, open-hearted and filled with gratitude!

WHAT: Yoga + Live Music. Benefit for the Warriors for Healing organization - http://warriorsforhealing.org/
WHEN: Thursday, October 15 at 6:30pm
WHERE: Yoga Samadhi - 177 W. Jewett. White Salmon, WA. 
WHO: Yoga by Joanne Matson. Live music by Mike Cohen and Johanna Beekman. 
COST: $20 in advance. $25 at the door. Tickets available at studio. Phone - 509.637.4293. Email - joannematsonyoga@gmail.com. Online tickets via this Eventbrite.

Funds raised will benefit the Warriors for Healing organization - http://warriorsforhealing.org/


THE STORY:

Yoga has transformed my life physically, emotionally and spiritually in ways I never thought possible. I suffered on all levels from 15 years of aggravated Crohn's disease and severe spinal mis-alignments.  This affected me mentally and emotionally as much as the physical struggle that I endured almost daily.  I have been ten years prescription drug free, including what had been extremely toxic medicine.  I am here to tell you, YOGA AND MEDITATION WORKS. I was told it repeatedly by several doctors that it was most unlikely that I could heal myself.  Well, I did.

As the wife of a war-veteran and the granddaughter of two decorated war veterans, I am deeply and profoundly honored to be a part of something that I believe will truly save the hearts and minds of our veterans and their families.

Warriors for Healing is devoted to bringing Yoga science to veterans suffering as a result of experiencing traumatic events in their lives. Yoga is a time-tested, transformational science that is profoundly relevant for our modern times.
Revenues go towards providing free trauma therapy for PTSD in VA Hospitals, Yoga Studios, Community Centers and other venues nationwide. Through our partners, Give Back Yoga Foundation and Connected Warriors Foundation, we provide trainings, tools and materials for Yoga Teachers and veterans.
Our premier event will be at the 2015 Yoga Journal Live San Diego Conference, and be live-streamed across the country.
Proceeds raised by your efforts go directly to support programs produced by Give Back Yoga Foundation and Connected Warriors, both national foundations providing Yoga science and other healing services to our veterans and those suffering from PTSD.

For every $100 raised we can provide one veteran the following package:
A thorough Mindful Yoga Therapy For Veterans Practice Guide with detailed explanations of yoga therapy, how yoga helps deal with PTSD, series of yoga postures with photos and illustrations, techniques for mindful breathing, meditation and affirmations, plus audio CDs for breath work and deep meditation. (Provided by Give Back Yoga Foundation)
Access to a list of complimentary yoga class for veterans in various states across the country. (Provided by Connected Warriors Foundation / availability subject to geographic location).
A PDF version of the highly acclaimed memoir Warrior Pose, How Yoga Literally Saved My Life, by former networkks news war correspondent and W4H founder Bhava Ram. (provided by the Warriors for Healing Foundation)

$1,025

MONEY RAISED
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  • Joanne Matson

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Caroline & Brad

    $100

  • Jennifer Cunningham

     

  • Ellen Stringer

    $100

  • Mike Rockwell

    $100

  • Yoga Samadhi Donation Class

    $200

  • Rebecca Mahan

    $100

  • Thalia Pappas

    $50

  • Ian and Rachel Sullivan

    $25

  • A&J Shelton

    $50

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9% Raised of$10,800 Goal

The Team: $1,025 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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