Warrior for Life

Fridays 4 – 5 PM

Protect and Serve

Mondays 4 – 5 PM

The Warrior for Life series is a weekly complimentary all-levels class for those who serve and those who have served in our nation’s military. The class will include a basic flow to loosen up the body and bring about a new awareness of body and breat. It is a safe, comfortable environment for service members past and present to be introduced to the practice of yoga by fellow veterans. 

The Protect and Serve series is a weekly complimentary all-levels class for first responders past and present. The class will include a basic flow to loosen up the body and bring a new awareness of body and breath. It is a safe, comfortable environment for first responders to be introduced to the practice of yoga by military veterans who share an understanding of serving one’s natio and the impact such a career has on the body and mind. 

Currently our Warrior for Life and Protect and Serve classes have been merged in to one Live-Streaming Class per week.  That virtual class is on Wednesdays at 6:30pm.  Sign up and you will receive an email 30-60 minutes before the class with the Zoom video conference meeting information.  We hope to return to our in-person Honor Our Heroes classes soon!

At FlyDog Yoga we care deeply about those who serve their country.  FlyDog Yoga co-founder, Brad Whiteman, is an Army Special Forces Officer who served 10 years on active duty and served 10 more years in the Army National Guard.  We recognize the sacrifice made by our nation’s military members and first responders and the toll that these chosen professions can take on the body and the mind.  Our goal is to make them aware of the power of yoga in healing the body and the mind and to create a safe, comfortable, and fun environment for them to learn and grow.  We work closely with several national organizations that are dedicated to bringing mindfulness and wellness to these communities and we support and work closely with many local organizations that promote health and wellness through physical and social activities.  

We hope you can help us spread the word about our programs and the initiatives of these other wonderful organizations!

VETOGA’s mission is to provide yoga, meditation, and healing arts to military, veterans, their families, and communities. We accomplish this by holding free monthly yoga classes, events and veteran specific 200-Hour Teacher Trainings throughout the year.  VETOGA is a non-profit based in Washington, D.C. 

Veterans Yoga Project is an educational and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health and well being of military veterans. Working in partnership with veterans, active-duty military personnel, student veterans organizations, and other non-profit organizations, Veterans Yoga Project supports recovery and promotes resilience among veterans, their families, and their communities.

Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. Learn more about our local Charlottesville chapter on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/teamrwbcharlottesville

Composed of veterans, non-veterans, and representatives of the University of Virginia and Charlottesville area community, the ParadeRest Board has donated its time since 2009 towards providing ways to engage military personnel and their families with the local community. Expressions of gratitude for our veterans have taken the form of donated tickets to entertainment and sporting events, organizing Our Community Salutes for high school graduates enlisting in the military, as well as the 4 Our Freedom 5K and the Freedom 5K.

Gratitude Charlottesville seeks to express the greater Charlottesville community’s tremendous gratitude for the service and sacrifice of our local military (active, retired, and veteran) and sworn law enforcement personnel by developing, marketing, and maintaining an online directory of businesses that offer discounts for these well deserving personnel as well as recognizing local organizations that offer support for those that protect our freedom.

Living Free is based in Earlysville, VA and is committed to providing active, non-active & retired patriot families with the life skills and support necessary to face their next BIG adventure in life together. Through a series of Family and Couples events, as well as several retreats throughout the year, Living Free creates fun experiences for families to make memories and stay connected to each other and their community.

Wintergreen Adaptive Sports invites all military personnel injured during their military service to register for free adaptive snow sports lessons, including ski or snowboard rentals, any day of the week. Advance reservations are required. With sufficient advance notice, WAS can often also assist with lodging.

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc.™ is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings.