Serving Long Island Veterans Through Yoga Therapy

Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans is taking root in Long Island, thanks to teacher Danielle Goldstein, founder and owner of Mindful Turtle Yoga & Wellness. Beginning in May, Mindful Turtle will offer a special class that veterans and their families can attend free of charge. Danielle is also partnering with Suffolk County United Veterans to launch a Mindful Yoga Therapy pilot program for vets - the first step toward developing a formal county-wide program.

Suffolk County is home to the largest population of veterans in New York State, with nearly 160,000 vets calling Long Island home. Studies show that nearly 20% of returning veterans are impacted by post-traumatic stress and other behavioral health disorders, and the need for a complementary alternative treatment like Mindful Yoga Therapy is great. We're honored to be making a difference - and grateful to Danielle for taking the lead!

About Danielle Goldstein

Danielle GoldsteinDanielle has had a dedicated yoga practice for over 15 years and has studied many traditions of classical yoga, particularly the Ashtanga Yoga Method, developing a respect and appreciation for yoga and its life changing possibilities. Her classes are motivating, inspiring and compassionate.

Her training includes both a 200 and 500 hour yoga teacher training from the Yoga Teacher Training Institute under the guidance of Ma Mokshapriya Shakti and Marianne Mitsinikos. She has an additional 500 hour certification in Classical Ashtanga Yoga with with Beryl Bender Birch of The Hard and The Soft Yoga Institute, has assisted Beryl at various workshops, trainings and is a faculty member of her yoga teacher training.

Danielle is also a parent and child counselor with over twenty years of experience in the fields of education and counseling. She holds a Master's Degree in Counseling and is a Nationally Certified Counselor. She also serves of the board of The Morgan Center, a preschool for children undergoing chemotherapy.

Danielle has studied Mindful Yoga Therapy extensively with Suzanne Manafort, and is passionate about bringing this work into the world and supporting Vets with PTS and trauma.


Danielle Goldstein and Suzanne Manafort