How Can Yoga Help Me?


In a nutshell, the mindfulness techniques of yoga have been scientifically shown to bring balance back to the nervous system. The effects of anxiety, panic and PTS are all symptoms of a hyper-aroused fight or flight response.  The breathing, movement and relaxation tools yoga therapy offers helps us to strengthen the relax and restore side of the nervous system, improving quality of life.


CLINICAL STUDIES SHOW THAT YOGA CAN HELP VETERANS:

  • Sooth the "fight or flight" response that causes hyper-arousal;
  • Sleep better, overcoming insomnia and nightmares;
  • Enjoy a sense of well-being;
  • Relieve depression and hopelessness;
  • Manage or resolve anxiety and fear;
  • Control anger and strong emotions;
  • Reconnect emotionally with friends, family and their community;
  • Be successful in recovering from addiction;
  • Feel less physical pain

 

Warriors UnWound is a program of Down Dog Diagnostics, LLC  and is trademark pending. 

Holistic Tools for Overcoming the Invisible Wounds of War

Warriors UnWound is currently offeredas a weekly group yoga class* taught for the VA.  Classes are held in the Mental Health Building at the VA (VASNHS 6900 N Pecos Rd, North Las Vegas, NV 89086. We meet in the waiting area and go back to the practice room together.

Private Sessions at the Veteran Transition Resource Center coming soon. 


Contact me for more information.





*Held at a slower pace, this 90-minute class provides simple instruction in key elements of yoga practice, incorporating yoga postures, mindful movement, breathing techniques and deep relaxation to instill a sense of peace and calm, focus the mind and create strength & flexibility in the body.  Take home reading and instructional materials to support the practice will be offered.


  

​​​​May Class Schedule

for weekly class at VASNHS
Updated April 22, 2016


  • Wednesday, May 3 ~ 1:00 - 2:30 
  • Wednesday, May 10 ~ 1:00 - 2:30
  • Wednesday, May 17 ~ 1:00 - 2:30
  • Wednesday, May 24 ~ 1:00 - 2:30 (sub - Mindi)
  • Wednesday, May 31 ~ 1:00 - 2:30


A consult is required to attend this class.  Please contact Melinda Hunsaker (Recreational Therapist) at 702-791-9000 ext 13202 for more information.