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VA's WRIISC presents remote meditation and yoga classes to improve your health

Agent Orange Newsletter: Information for Vietnam-era Veterans and their families.


VA's War Related Illness and Injury Study Center offers four free, ongoing classes to help all Veterans, including Vietnam Veterans, relax and relieve stress from the comfort of their own homes.

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Mindfulness Meditation This class provides all Veterans with an opportunity to learn about and practice mindfulness meditation techniques for coping with the challenges and stressors of everyday life. This class teaches awareness of what’s going on around you, as well as what’s going on inside of you, and acceptance of whatever happens. Classes are available by phone from 11:00 a.m.-noon ET, roughly every two weeks. Join any or all classes. Learn more:

iRest Yoga Nidra Mediation Class VA’s iRest yoga nidra mediation class is designed to help all Veterans relax, release stress, and increase resiliency. This class is available each Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. ET and every Thursday at 8:00 p.m. ET by phone. Veterans can participate sitting, lying down, or standing, without any special equipment. You can join as many classes as you like. Find details at:

Guided Meditation VA’s spoken word guided yoga meditation class encourages a sense of calm and awareness. VA-enrolled Veterans can participate in this class seated, lying down, or standing. This class is offered each Thursday by phone at 8:00 p.m. ET. There is no limit to the number of classes you can attend. Learn more at:

Yoga and Qi Gong This program includes eight weekly yoga classes through VA Video Connect. Four of these classes are chair-based mindful movement yoga practices and are open to all VA-enrolled Veterans nationally. One class per week is dedicated to any VA-enrolled Veteran who identifies as female. One class per week is a Qi Gong movement and breath practice, also open to all VA-enrolled Veterans nationally. Find more information at

Please check the class schedules online to find the latest dates and times.


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