How to Start a Program

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Are you a yoga teacher or health care provider who would like to bring trauma-sensitive yoga to a local Veterans’ Administration program or a similar institution? 

For inspiration, please read:   Yoga: How We Serve: Give back Yoga Foundation. 

Watch a 3 minute Veteran testimonial on Yoga for Pain.

FREE Resources:

  • A 10 minute video (click here)  on the steps GreenTREE Yoga used to bring David Emerson’s trauma-sensitive program (The Trauma Justice Institute) to the Salt Lake City Veterans’ Administration.  Contact Yael Calhoun at or 801-656-7885 for the free link.
  • Journaling Ideas.  Journal Template            Journal Prompts: Quotes and Pictures
  • Please use the materials we have developed for the pilot veterans’ trauma-sensitive program, materials which allowed us to develop and then to document the success of our program.  Contact Yael with any questions -- I would love to help you in any way I can.
  •     1. Evaluation template: Data will help you keep your program going. Invite Vets to complete the evaluation after each class (it helps to serve a         baked good too!). It gives them a voice, and it gives you valuable information on how to serve your group. No names necessary.  Invite them to answer only what they feel is relevant.   If you would like a ppt format, please email Yael.      PDF  
  •     2. Sample proposal to the VA.  This proposal got us funded for four years in a row at the Salt Lake VA. I hope it is a useful guide for you. PDF