Ohio is the third most heavily recruited state in the nation, and home to over one million Veterans in addition to thousands of civil servants and active duty military members. Since introducing Mindful Yoga Therapy to Cincinnati and the surrounding communities, our programs have grown to support Veteran and active duty personnel ranging from Dayton to Northern Kentucky.
Cincinnati programs represent a key part of the thousands of Veterans across the nation that are now served through Mindful Yoga Therapy. Led by Jennifer Wright Schneeman, Director of Holistic Health at REAL Human Performance. Mindful Yoga Therapy programming is now being offered at the following Cincinnati locations:
- REAL Human Performance Wellness Center, a facility that offers holistic fitness, performance and defense services to the general population and veteran community (about a 60/40 split).
- Veterans Court in Cincinnati, where Mindful Yoga Therapy classes were introduced in April 2014.
- VAMC-Fort Thomas, where Mindful Yoga Therapy is offered as a complementary therapy in the eight-week TBI/PTSD Residential program, in conjunction with Cognitive Processing Therapy.
- The Joseph House, a shelter for homeless Veterans located in downtown Cincinnati. The “JH” is certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services to offer housing and in-patient chemical dependency treatment, out-patient treatment and reintegration support in the Ready & Forward program. As part of the VA's Community Outreach Division, the Joseph House's Marx Recovery Center strives to meet the needs of homeless Veterans suffering from addiction and other co-occurring challenges by providing the needed holistic support.REAL Human Performance's trained Mindful Yoga Therapy instructors work in conjunction with mental health professionals and the clinical team to maintain a commitment to a sustainable recovery and to thrive within the community.
Earlier this year, REAL Human Performance received a supply grant from the Give Back Yoga Foundation in support of the Mindful Yoga Therapy program in Cincinnati. Through free Mindful Yoga Therapy practice guides and yoga mats and blocks generously donated by Gaiam, the grant helped to jumpstart new programs for inpatient residential Veterans.
The Cincinnati MYT team is positioned to implement additional programs across the Tri-state area, and are working to establish clinical studies to quantify the benefits observed in conjunction with clinical treatment. For more information, please call Jennifer Wright, REAL Human Performance Director of Holistic Wellness, a 513-271-0380
Join the team: enroll in our upcoming Mindful Yoga Therapy training at REAL Human Performance on October 24-16, 2014.