The following are the combined results of a survey of the participants in the Nov/Dec 2018 Yoga for Veterans, Mindful Resilience course sponsored by the VFW in Naples, FL.

Anonymous Survey of Yoga for Veterans, Mindful Resilience Course

  1. Which is your favorite of the five tools?
    1. Mindful Movement (Yoga) xxxx
    2. Breathing xx
    3. Meditation x
    4. Guided Rest (Yoga Nidra) x
    5. Gratitude
  2. Which tool are you most likely to incorporate into your lifestyle?
    1. Mindful Movement (Yoga) xxx
    2. Breathing
    3. Meditation xxx
    4. Guided Rest (Yoga Nidra) x
    5. Gratitude x
  3. Overall, how satisfied are you with the Course?
    1. Very Satisfied xxxxxxx
    2. Somewhat Satisfied               x
    3. Neither Satisfied Nor Dissatisfied
    4. Somewhat Dissatisfied
    5. Very Dissatisfied
  4. How likely are you to recommend this course to a fellow veteran?
    1. Very Likely xxxxxxxx
    2. Somewhat Likely
    3. Neither Likely Nor Unlikely
    4. Somewhat Unlikely
    5. Very Unlikely
  5. I would like the instructor to know the following:
  • Unbelievable how much this course assists in me being able to bring a sense of calm when my PTS starts to take control of my life.
  • I am thankful for your reaching out to the Naples VFW Post members with your program for Vets
  • I intended to make it to class today, but failed at time management. Saturdays work for my current schedule and the new location is a bit closer to me.
  • I have no complaints or suggestions as I am happy with the class. There is no pressure on any of the patrons.
  • Done excellent job. Easy to follow instructions.
  • Stretching was awesome
  • She’s doing a great job


  1. The course has impacted my life in the following way(s):
  • This course has given me an extra set of ‘tools’ that I can use when feeling overwhelmed and under pressure. Years of working with counselors at the VA can’t compare to the amount of help that yoga has provided in the short time I’ve been involved with it.
  • Good stretch after working out in the morning before I come.
  • I have noticeably less stress and increased focus on weeks I am able to attend.
  • Helped with my balance and learned to breath to relax.
  • I have added energy and flexibility. Loss of stress.
  • Take time to breath and things aren’t as bad as they seem.
  • taught me how to de-stress
  • Reduced Stress


  1. In speaking to a fellow veteran, how would you describe the course:
  • Give yoga a chance and go into it with an open mind. Any preconceived feelings one may have about alternative therapies/modalities should be set aside. Yoga is the real deal and can provide a huge impact in mental (and physical) stability if respected and practiced on a consistent basis.
  • I would describe the course as laid back and workable for all ability levels.
  • relaxing and easy. Don’t knock it ’til you try it.
  • GREAT COURSE. The duration was just perfect. Built some friendship bonds. Helped with my balance and muscle stretches. Relieved the tension in my shoulders and neck the most.
  • Beneficial for mind and body.
  • Would recommend the course to one and all. New way of looking at things.
  • It’s a great way to de-stress and you meet other veterans
  • Yoga for veterans, helps reduce stress


  1. In speaking to a potential funder, how would you describe the course:
  • Provides a comfortable setting for veterans to practice an art that has traditionally been laughed at and frowned upon. So many veterans have gone through numerous years of talk therapy and medications that often times don’t work. This can leave the vet in a state of feeling lost, not cared for, and battling day-to-day just to breath. New science is now proving that holistic options like yoga are available that provide the disabled veteran an opportunity to continue their therapy in a way that compliments traditional therapies.
  • Describing the course to funders, I would recommend if there is enough interest and participation.
  • Invaluable to the well-being of veterans.
  • It is worth the investment especially for veterans who are suffering with PTSD. Just the relaxation and breathing exercises would prove beneficial for all.
  • Many other classes do not cater to the elderly or disabled. That’s the advantage of this course.
  • As a disabled vet, found this course friendly to elderly and not stressful.
  • It’s very special for people with PTSD and helps you to relax.
  • Give back to your veterans, they need this


  1. May we use your responses for marketing purposes?
  • Of course. Any way I can help other veterans I absolutely want to be a part of.
  • As needed
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Of course
  • Yes
  • Yes