Instructor plans Veterans Yoga Project fundraiser in Havelock

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

Retired Gunnery Sgt. Pam Lawley, who practices under White outside of the program, says the help White provides is "awesome."

"It’s really amazing to me how many people don’t get help because they’re ashamed," said White. "It’s like a broken arm. You should let the people who know how to fix it do so."

Following the guidance of clinical psychologist and yoga teacher Dan Libby and what he used in creating his Veterans Yoga Project, White is confident in that the work she does helps.

"Learning to really relax is similar to learning how to run for a long time. It’s a skill," she said.

A skill that White says she can improve in her students with props.

"Props make people more comfortable and get them deeper into relaxation," she said.

What White wants most for her students is for them to learn to relax and how to be here in the now rather than in thoughts from the past or the future. She wants them to be in connection in their own bodies.

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