Humanities Guåhan, in partnership with the Northern Marianas Humanities Council, presents a special Film Screening & Discussion of Almost Sunrise, and a series of VETOGA yoga classes featuring special guest Tom Voss.
About the Classes
In the Dharma Yoga tradition, this class is a flow series of postures, incorporating breath work, guided relaxation, yoga nidra, and meditation. This class is suitable for beginners and all levels; yoga mats will be available for use. Participants will leave class feeling relaxed and refreshed. Classes are 75 minutes and limited to 15-20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. These free classes are for veterans, first responders, and their families, and are open to the public.
Guam Yoga Classes for Veterans, First Responders, and their Families:
Tues. August 20: 7 a.m., Dededo Sports Complex | 5:45 p.m. Jeff’s Pirates Cove
Wed. August 21: 7 a.m., Ypao Beach Park Main Pavilion | 5:45 p.m. Plaza de España Azotea
Thurs. August 22: 7 a.m., University of Guam Calvo Field House
All events are free and open to the public.
VETOGA’s mission is to provide yoga, meditation, and healing arts to military, veterans, their families, and communities. A nonprofit organization based in Washington D.C., VETOGA holds free monthly yoga classes, events and veteran specific 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training programs throughout the year. Learn more at http://vetoga.org/.
About Tom VossTom Voss served on active duty in the United States Army for three years, from 2003 to 2006, including a tour in Mosul, Iraq, where he participated in hundreds of combat missions, convoys, security patrols, raids, area clearance operations, and humanitarian relief operations. He is one of the main subjects of the film Almost Sunrise, has served as the National Veteran Liaison for Project Welcome Home Troops, and is a certified VETOGA yoga instructor. Voss travels the country giving talks on post-traumatic stress, moral injury, and the health benefits of yoga and meditation, and has been featured for his work with veterans in the New York Times, National Geographic Adventure, USA Today, Fox News, the Chicago Tribune, Epoch Times, and the Hollywood Reporter. Learn more at https://www.themeditatingvet.com/