Yoga Event “Support at Home” to Benefit Homeless Women Veterans

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Yoga lovers will gather in Washington, D.C. on September 27, 2014 to celebrate National Yoga Month, while raising funds and awareness for Women Veterans Interactive's "Operation Safety Net"

On Saturday September 27th, 2014, all yogis from advanced practitioners to beginners will come together for an hour of yoga to raise money for Women Veterans Interactive’s (WVI) Operation Safety Net (OSN). Operation Safety Net provides emergency funding for women veterans who are homeless and at risk of being homeless. There are currently over 50,000 homeless women veterans’ nationwide.

“This event aligns with WVI’s Health and Wellness Program and is an excellent way to raise funds for a great cause,” Pamela Stokes Eggleston, WVI Health and Wellness Director and CEO of Yoga2Sleep, And it’s an incredible opportunity to offer this yoga event during National Yoga Month, bringing awareness to the community about the benefits of yoga and the importance of supporting our nations’ women veterans.”

Ginger Miller, WVI’s CEO, “Thanks to Pamela Stokes Eggleston, we’ve really embraced the yoga community through health and wellness workshops for women veterans and women in the military. And it’s time to do something in public to celebrate this growing phenomenon we’ve been taking part in, while at the same time bringing society’s awareness to the contributions of women veterans across the nation,” Miller said.

“Support at Home” will run for an hour, with doors opening at 2:45pm and the yoga session beginning promptly at 3pm. Yoga District has gracefully offered its studios to support the fundraiser: it will be held at 1922 I Street, NW, top floor, Washington, DC 20006. It’s open to all levels, Stokes Eggleston said, but expect a work out. “People don’t realize how much physical strength and endurance yoga takes, it’s not just stretching!”

WVI and Yoga2Sleep are excited to have sponsors for the fundraiser including the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans and the Give Back Yoga Foundation. The suggested minimum donation is $20 and all proceeds will go to the Operation Safety Net campaign, which financially assists women veterans to remain in safe and suitable housing. Stokes Eggleston said she encourages anyone with an open mind to challenge themselves to this yoga session.

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About Women Veterans Interactive
The mission of Women Veterans Interactive is to Meet Women Veterans at Their Points of Need Through Advocacy, Empowerment, Interaction, Outreach and Unification (AEIOU). Since inception in 2011, WVI has supported over 1,000 women veterans.

About Yoga2Sleep
The mission of Yoga2Sleep, LLC is to assist the tired, restless and sleep deprived, serving communities through a deep passion for yoga. We encourage the wonder and discovery of an exciting, holistic way to channel energy so that rest and slumber come easier. Yoga2Sleep’s services help clients decrease stress levels to get better sleep for the best life.


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