Instructor plans Veterans Yoga Project fundraiser in Havelock

Published: Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 05:16 PM.

From there, the cleansing breaths and long-held poses began.

"My dog went down and didn’t come back up again," first-time yoga student Carla Galloway said after attempting her downward dog pose.

Since October 2011, White has been giving yoga lessons. But after volunteering at Cherry Point, she saw a whole new way to help.

"When someone has a traumatic experience, they lose connection with their bodies," she said.

And, yoga is one form of therapy for trauma recovery to connect people back with themselves.

After attending a workshop on trauma sensitive yoga, White now provides her services to men and women suffering from the effects of war and military life.

The "Back On Track" program allows White to bring yoga into the lives of distressed military personnel.

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