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Connected Warriors Yoga Program Helps De-Stress Veterans

Matt Markgraf / WKMS

Murray is home to a free yoga space for veterans and their families as part of the Connected Warriors program.

Instructor Gayle Rogers spoke with Kate Lochte about her experiences with the program that looks to de-stress former soldiers.

Rogers says she came upon the program out of chance when she used to live in South Florida. Rather than establish a center there, Murray became a site.

"It's an opportunity for me to give something back," Rogers said.

The yoga program takes a therapeutic approach, and is designed to help relax veterans and their family members.

"It's that focus, not only to acknowledge the stress they’ve been holding for a long period of time but to be able to release the negative energy of the stressors of military life," Rogers said.