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January 22 VEMA Challenge at Dig Yoga

January 22 VEMA Challenge is at Dig Yoga in Lambertville! This January 22nd, join us for a yoga class at Dig Yoga in Lambertville. Our friends at Dig Yoga are dedicating January 22nd to help build awareness of our VEMA YOGA program. Attendees to any regular Dig Yoga class on the 22nd will learn about Meghan's Foundation, our VEMA YOGA program, and participate in the VEMA Challenge. Visitors are welcome. Donations will be accepted at…

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Holiday #VEMA Challenge. It's still not too late to show your holiday spirit! Warrior Pose, post, and share to show you care. And please, during this season of giving, please give what you can. Thom Shortt strikes the Warrior PosePerfect posesTeam work by Alexis ZurdoLiz Thompson is picture perfectVery merrySanta! I mean John Mertz.Santa!Everyone's getting into the act!Joe Ochotny does the Warrior Pose!Thanks Eleanor Ochotny! Please Donate

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Look Who’s Taking the VEMA YOGA Challenge!

Even Santa's not too busy to take the VEMA Challenge! On December 22nd, Meghan's Foundation challenges each of you to hold the Warrior Pose for 22 seconds, take a photo, and share on social media. Learn why 22 here. Challenge your friends, post photos on your social networks, tag Meghan's Foundation, and spread the word using #VEMA.Send your Warrior Pose pictures to VEMA@meghansfoundation.org for posting on our website. VEMA Challenge Your Facebook FriendsVEMA Challenge Your Twitter FollowersForward VEMA Challenge to Your Contacts The VEMA Challenge is intended to increase awareness of VEMAYOGA and…

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Holiday VEMA Challenge Announced!

Holiday VEMA Challenge Announced!

The holidays are a are a wonderful of joy and happiness,  reflection and giving.  On December 22nd we once again ask you to help us spread the word about our VEMA YOGA program and its benefits for veterans, active duty service members, and their families.  Here's how it works: Hold the Warrior Pose for  22 seconds (make it fun and get a group to join you) Take a picture and share it on your social…

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VEMA Challenge a Success!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the VEMAYOGA Challenge on Thanksgiving Day! Special thanks to The Solebury Club, Newtown Athletic Club, Optimal Sport Health Club Newtown, Bucks County Dragon Boat Association Team Fierce, Egoscue of Philadelphia, and all our friends and family for sending us their photos. If you have a #VEMA Challenge photo to share, please send it to us at vema@meghansfoundation.org for posting. Please check back regularly for more #VEMA events. To see…

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Announcing The VEMA YOGA Challenge

Announcing the VEMA YOGA Challenge

On Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd, local yoga and meditation studios, their students, and all practitioners are challenged to hold the Warrior Pose for 22 seconds, and spread the word by sharing with their social networks using #VEMA, challenging their friends, and send pictures to VEMA@meghansfoundation.org for posting on meghansfoundation.org/VEMA. VEMAYOGA (Veterans Meditation and Yoga) is mindful, trauma-sensitive yoga and meditation, designed by Meghan’s Foundation, specifically for active duty service and military veterans who may be…

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The Fight Continues

The Fight Continues

Currently in America there are over 20 million veterans. These men and women have risked their lives fighting for their country. Unfortunately, coming home doesn’t mean the fight is over. For many of these veterans a new, an internal fight begins as they readjust to life after the military. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects an average of 15 percent of veterans. Symptoms include flashbacks, nightmares, memory loss, loss of interest, increased anxiety, difficulty sleeping, anger,…

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Our 1st Annual Poker Run Is Right Around The Corner!

Our 1st Annual Poker Run is Right Around the Corner!

On October 6, 2018, Meghan’s Foundation is hosting its first ever Military Poker Run! If you are unfamiliar as to what a Poker Run is, it is an event where participants (riding motorcycles) must visit checkpoints, drawing a playing card at each one. The object is to have the best poker hand at the end of the run. There will be cash prizes for the best and worst hands at the end of the run!…

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September Is Suicide Prevention Month – You Can Make A Difference

September is Suicide Prevention Month – You Can Make a Difference

Did you know suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the US? Veterans make up 18 percent of adult suicides in the United States, even though they only make up 9 percent of all adults in the US. September is suicide prevention month. This year let’s make an effort to educate ourselves on the ways we can make a difference. Often something as simple as a conversation or showing support can save someone’s…

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Veterans Find Healing Through Yoga And Meditation

Veterans Find Healing Through Yoga and Meditation

Recently an article was released from Boston University News Service about a Vietnam veteran, Richard Jackson, who reported that practicing yoga has helped him both physically and mentally. Jackson suffers from PTSD. His combat tour in Vietnam in 1967 has made it difficult for him to sleep on his back.  Regularly practicing yoga has helped him to relax and breathe through his anxiety. Read the article here. At Meghan’s Foundation, we have seen first-hand the…

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