Our Retreat Program

 

MeditaTion

Veterans learn Primordial Sound Meditation from a certified meditation instructor with specialized training in working with Veterans. Research has demonstrated the benefits of Meditation practices.

YOGA

Veterans discover relaxation as they engage in trauma-sensitive yoga practices that are tailored to meet any physical limitations or injuries. Veterans identify the practices that allow them to attain the benefits of yoga.

 

RECREATioNAL Activities

We want our Veterans to learn more than just how to survive. We want our prior service men and women to thrive. Thriving involves the ability to play and to explore. We offer a variety of recreational activities; to include ropes courses, hiking, boating, equine-assisted activities and several others.

EDUCATION

Knowing why we act and feel the way we do is empowering. Learning how to intervene and cultivate balance is even more empowering. Traumatology professionals, expert teachers of meditation, yoga, and mindfulness, and other facilitators help educate Veterans on the science of their body and mind.

Mindfulness-Based Practices

Veterans will participate in groups to learn various mindfulness-based practices. This includes Somatic Experiencing and other methods of managing stress to achieve a better sense of overall well-being.

FIRE PIT

Veterans will explore the spiritual wounds of war with a chaplain around evening campfires. This aids in the development and maintenance of a spiritual practice to maximize the benefits of this practice. Yes, S’mores definitely happen.

 

The retreats are free to Veterans accepted to our program and include all the activities mentioned — because our Veterans have already paid. Thanks to the support of our donors, Vetitation also includes all lodging and meals for the duration of the retreat (including meal modifications for allergies or food sensitivities). In addition, Vetitation offers a travel stipend for Veterans who require airfare assistance.