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Yoga: Helping Map the Path Home for Veterans

Written by Rob Schware. Posted in Press

Huffington Post - April, 2015

Rob Schware
Executive Director, Give Back Yoga Foundation, President, Yoga Service Council

Published in Huffington Post Impact Section

This is an interview with Ena Burrud, E-RYT500, a certified yoga therapist working with veterans in Colorado and Wyoming. Herself diagnosed with PTSD from chronic trauma, she has been offering iRest (integrative restoration) since 2012; and began sharing the practice in VA facilities in 2014.


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Take Two Downdogs and Call Me in the Morning

Written by Ena Burrud. Posted in Press

(All names are changed for privacy)

Has your Doctor Prescribed Yoga?

-Yoga Travel Tree - written by Ena Burrud

Mary rubbed her neck softly while she stepped away from her doctor's office and carefully maneuvered herself into her car. After a severe automobile collision a year ago, several surgeries later, she was still in pain-and sick of it. The doctor knew that Mary really needed to regularly stretch her neck and she was frustrated with her circumstances. He suggested Yoga.

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iRest® Yoga Nidra

Written by Ena Burrud. Posted in Press

Feeling Your Life: iRest® Yoga Nidra

-Yoga Connection Magazine, Spring/Summer 2013 - written by Ena Burrud

On a rainy day last September, I sat across from a psychotherapist on a carpeted floor at Kripalu. Both of us were in a training, studying a form of yoga nidra called iRest. Facing each other, my eyes closed, he skillfully led me into deep relaxation with his own techniques and the ones we were learning in our training that day. I made my intention, and began to talk about rising feelings and sensations. Then, my stomach knotted. I was shocked to hear myself say, "I feel like I need to remove my stomach for a minute".

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