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Telemachus' reply was keen and wise: "My guest, your words come from a friendly mind -words like a father to a son -and I shall not forget them. But why not extend your stay? Although your voyage presses, bathe -refresh your spirit; then fine gift in hand, you can with satisfaction sail away. That gift will be a precious, handsome thing, a keepsake such as dear friends give to friends." -The Odyssey
Thursday, August 25 at 1:00pm to Sunday, August 28, at 1:00 PM
Black Lotus Yoga Studio, 91 Sidney Street, Cambridge, MA
For photojournalists whose work takes them to conflict zones.
Modeled on a prior event held last year for the Haiti First Responders, the War Photographers' Retreat offers FOUR FREE days of yoga, massage, acupuncture, and healing.
Home-stays in the Cambridge area are available at no cost.
You will have plenty of time to reflect, be on your own, and be together.
Your spirit will be refreshed.
For inquiries, please contact Kanani Fong, or David Emerson through Facebook.
An informational Facebook page will be added in the summer for those who commit to attend. Participants' names will be confidential.
For more information on the inspiration, please read Kanani's post "Divine Energy" at The Kitchen Dispatch.
David Emerson is the Yoga Director for The Trauma Center in Brookline, MA. Working with PTSD research pioneer Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. David works with a range of survivors of traumatic stress. He is also the owner of Black Lotus Yoga Studio, and a teacher trainer in yoga for trauma at the world renown, Kripalu. His book, "Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga," may be purchased through Porter Square Book Store: Porter Square Book Store.
More information about TheTrauma Center at JRI may be found here.
Kanani Fong is a writer, and worked on the PR team for the film Restrepo as its military outreach coordinator. She has written for many outlets, including PBS' Regarding War. A late-in-life military wife, she is also on the advisory board of Yoga For Vets. Kanani is an advocate for helping those whose work has taken them in and out of conflict zones find multiple paths of expression in order to live a full life. Her husband, LTC David Anderson, is a surgeon in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. Prior to their becoming part of the Army family, they ran a surgical practice in Eastern Los Angeles County for 23 years.
Top photo: Sgt. Marc Solowski with Timothy Alistair Telemachus Hetherington in the Korengal Valley.