Team Red White Blue

Bikram Yoga has been working with Team Red, White & Blue (RWB) since 2012 to introduce yoga to the military and veteran communities. Jane Kartsch hosted the very first Team Red, White & Blue Yoga Camp at her studio in the Bronx in June of 2012. Rajashree taught the keynote class to conclude the weekend with her message of warmth and compassion. Since then, Team RWB has held Yoga Camps every year at Erin Logemann’s studio in South Naperville. This July, we held a second Camp at Zeb Homison’s studio in Pittsburgh. In addition, this October, we returned to New York, where Jane Kartsch hosted another Camp at her Yorktown Heights location. 

In 2014 Team RWB expanded the Yoga Camp program to add another Camp location in Tampa, with an emphasis on other styles of yoga. By design, the Camps are relatively small to ensure personal attention from the teachers, enhance interpersonal connections, and maximize opportunity for casual conversation. Though the activity of the weekend is yoga, the core purpose of the weekend is about getting to know ourselves and each other. 

Team RWB and Bikram Yoga work well together due to a shared philosophy rooted in the strength of the human spirit to overcome adversity. Yoga is a prime path for revealing the strength of that spirit which lies within each of us. Leadership and service naturally blossom and extend through our communities as a result.

We thank each of our participants, the Team RWB leadership, the volunteer yoga teaching staff, and studio hosts, for making these Camps happen. Also, we want to recognize the family members who hold down the fort at home while their loved ones are away at the Camp. Our hope is that your veterans come home energized, refreshed and ready to lead others onto their own yoga paths. 

Please contact us if you’re interested in being involved or learning more! Team Red, White, and Blue.

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