Our last special episode on philanthropy is in honor  of Veterans Day. Over 2 million  American Veterans suffer from PTSD and we lose over 20 A DAY from suicide.  That number is staggering and so I’m willing to do whatever I can to help those who have given so much for our freedoms.   And that’s why I wanted to interview today’s guest Deb Jeanette. Deb is the President of the Board of Directors of Veterans Yoga Project (VYP) and mom of a marine helicopter pilot.  Deb took a leap of faith and left the comfort of corporate life to teach yoga for veterans full time, and so we talk about her path to helping our underserved veterans in the mental health space, providing them tools for mindful resilience, overcoming PTSD and integrating back into civilian life. We also talk about how important it is to have peer to peer support in the veteran community, how VYP works with the VA and individual donors, and how they have helped thousands of veterans to undo the underlying nervous system dysfunctions that underlie most stress-related conditions. We also get into the unique needs of creating a safe space to serve the unique brotherhood of the military community and where she is seeing a tremendous positive with veterans teaching veterans and showing how trauma-informed yoga has changed their lives.  We also talk about the five self-regulation tools that VYP teaches that can be utilized by anyone who has experienced trauma in their lives, and their specific VYP methodology for training trauma informed yoga teachers and healthcare workers. Lastly, Deb shares some powerful experiences of veterans who have participated in the program.

Please check out the links below for more information and ways you can help.


Deb is honored to serve as President of the Board of Directors of Veterans Yoga Project & the Regional Director for New York. Her focus is to develop partnerships and cultivate community outreach as an integral part of her work to support veterans, their families and our communities.


The 7th Annual Veterans Yoga Project Gratitude Week November 6-16th

How to Get Involved: VYP Gratitude Week — Veterans Yoga Project

Special Free Workshops Nov 15-16th in support of Gratitude Week:

VGW 2020 Wellness Series — Veterans Yoga Project

Streaming Online Live Class Schedule:  Live streaming online yoga classes for veterans

Free VYP Practice Library Practice Library

How to Contact Deb : deb@veteransyogaproject.org


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, VYP-trained instructors teach over 100 free yoga classes each week for veterans and their families. By providing support to all veterans, whether they are currently struggling with severe symptoms, or they are focused on increasing resilience and giving back to others, Veterans Yoga Project is doing its part to serve those who have served.

 Veterans Yoga Project


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