G.I. Yoga

FREE Yoga Classes to Veterans and Their Family Members

Yoga is a Powerful Agent of Change, and Not Simply a Form of Exercise. Within a safe community of fellow veterans and their family members, you will learn practices to release stress, sleep better, ease aches and pains, lower blood pressure, increase strength, flexibility, balance and focus, and develop tools to help manage the symptoms of PTSD and TBI. This is your chance to discover the benefits of yoga: vigor and vitality, balance, peace, and a sense of well-being. No prior experience is needed.

 

 Please bring your own yoga mat, and blanket or towel. We have blocks for the  Wednesday class, bring a block for the Saturday class.”

We are following CDC guidelines, masks on in the buildings, you may remove them during class while you are on your yoga mat. (yoga mats 6-10 feet apart), but then masks back on after class. We don’t need to sign up ahead of time for these two classes right now. Please bring your own equipment, I have a few extras if needed.

 

WEDNESDAYS 9:30 AM -10:30 AM (In-person classes)

 

Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873
908 Jackson Ave, Naperville, IL

 

This hour-long class will provide yoga poses with a focus on breathing, calming and balancing. This class is held at a moderate pace and focuses on stretching all areas of the body, while releasing stress and tension from joints and muscles. Chairs are available for both sitting and standing poses. Modifications to poses are given and the class is accessible to everyone.

 

For questions or more information please contact: Kate Fleming @ giyoga@osotamerica.org

 

SATURDAYS 9:30 AM -10:30 AM (In-person classes)

 

Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center
305 Jackson Ave. Naperville, IL

 

This hour-long class will provide yoga poses with a focus on breathing, calming and balancing. This class is held at a moderate pace and focuses on stretching all areas of the body, while releasing stress and tension from joints and muscles. Chairs are available for both sitting and standing poses. Modifications to poses are given and the class is accessible to everyone.

 

For questions or more information please contact: Kate Fleming at giyoga@osotamerica.org

Our YouTube Channel has many G.I. Yoga classes you can watch, with 300 videos! To visit our YouTube channel, please  CLICK HERE. 
New Guidelines:
1. Sign-In required prior to class. We will send out the invite to sign up for class. We are limiting the number of students per class and contact tracing for everyone’s safety. Temperatures will be taken and waivers signed to gain access to class.
2. Props. We are requesting that you bring your own mat and blankets. If you don’t have a mat, one will be issued to you. You can use a towel if you don’t have a blanket, it doesn’t have to be fancy, we just ask that you please wash your towel or blanket after each session every week. We can have blocks, they are easy to wipe down.
3. Masks. Masks on when you are not on your mat. Mats 6′ to 10′ apart. Classes will be shorter, to limit everyone’s exposure.
Practice good sleep hygiene, eat healthy food, get exercise and fresh air! Let me know if you are interested in Meditation-I have a ton of suggestions!
Thank you,
Kate
 
We are cleaning all of the yoga equipment, I’ve included a recipe for home-made yoga mat spray. 
Yoga mat spray:
1 cup Water
1/4 cup Vinegar
10 drops tea tree oil
15 drops lavender oil
5 drop eucalyptus oil
 
Be Well & Just Keep Breathing,
 

Kate & Chitra


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