In June of this year, we began one of the most impactful initiatives in our history.
With your support, we held a 4-Day Trauma Responsive training for 120 Ukrainian Kundalini Yoga teachers, including a two-star general. This initial group learned and practiced the application of six core skills crucial for teaching Kundalini Yoga therapeutically.
In the following months our team developed specialized Kundalini Yoga Therapy protocols to be taught in military settings throughout the country. Then we trained the teachers in the necessary skills essential to serve these specific populations:
Loss of Limb
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Military Families/Women and Children Affected by Violence of War
“Super Warriors” Returning Repeatedly to the Frontline
The teachers we train know how to help someone who has lost one or more limbs overcome phantom limb pain. They know how to assist someone with TBI restore healthy brain states after contusion. And with the war continuing, they have an enormous number of people to serve.
Fueled by your generosity, we can expand these vital trainings and reach more teachers. Your donation in any size to support the Resourcing Ukrainian Resilience initiative will help ensure these groundbreaking protocols continue to help those impacted by the war to restore stability, endurance, and resilience.
Anastasia/Ajeet Arti Kaur is one of the teachers participating in the therapeutic training.
She says, “From the very beginning of the war I knew that I would be among the people who would be rehabilitating veterans and the victims of war one day. . . Thank you for giving me the skills to serve in this way.”
Preparing Kundalini Yoga teachers like Ajeet Arti Kaur to help restore stability, endurance, and resilience to those who have lost limbs, and to those who struggle to recover from traumatic brain injury, is a huge undertaking.
With such a vast need for therapeutic protocols, the scope of Resourcing Ukrainian Resilience is shaping up to be a three-to-five year initiative as we offer additional training and ongoing support for each individual teacher.
The continued deepening of this work is more urgent then ever and your generosity has impact in ways it never has before. Thank you for supporting this unprecedented effort.
Shanti Shanti Kaur
Blast-related traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in both civilians and soldiers are a daily occurrence. According to a study from the JAMA network, up to 28 per cent of armed forces experience TBI.
Ukrainian Kundalini Yoga teachers now provide a specialized short term therapeutic protocol for Military Rehabilitation in a military hospital in Kyiv. This protocol has been taught daily since June 2023.
How you’re making a difference…
Of the participants who consistently showed up and did the home practice, their PTSD went from very high to having NO PTSD after 8 weeks. I am very happy to have seen such amazing changes and look forward to see how they do at follow-up. It was also so rewarding to see the personal growth and the changes they were making in their lives. I am so happy to be doing this work. Thank you for getting me—and my students — to this place!
I have just started teaching a small class of people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. They have already felt the benefits. Two ladies are in their sixties with incredible life stories, one with a disintegrating spine in constant pain, the other is transforming so fast it is like watching a flower unfolding.
It is the last week of my first the trauma recovery course I taught using the curriculum you trained us in. I want to share with you a little feedback. A friend’s husband has been doing the course as well as having therapy for the past 9 weeks. She told me today that it is like she has the man back she married 18 years ago. She said that since he has been doing his weekly class, he has been able to find himself and who he is and from that he has been able to shine, something she hasn’t seen in a long time. Thanks you for sharing this technology with us all.