I Journey started from a realization that Holistic Wellness was desperately needed in the military veteran community. With so many occurrences of overly medicated, anxious, injured,depressed, and suicidal veterans something seriously had to be done. Erin Holmes, co-founder of I Journey created an 8 wk wellness program she formed from rehabilitating herself from traumatic bodily injuries along with PTS trauma. She is a 300hr certified yoga instructor with emphasis on spinal rehabilitation. Over the last two years, Erin has graduated over 70 vets and counting with great program success. In the 2 month program vets of all ages learn holistic forms of healing such as yoga, meditation, nutrition, sound healing, essential oils, at home healing gadgets for pain and so much more!
Erin and Robert soon realized the Wellness needed to continue on a larger scale, in a safe space, and at no cost for the veteran graduates....thus our non-profit I Journey was born. Erin teamed up with Robert Caudill, a medically retired Sergeant in the Marine Corps who's an avid sound healer, teaching meditation over medication, along with an amazing group of teachers and supporters to turn this dream into reality. Robert served close to 9 years in the Marines with several tours overseas and medically retired from service as a Sergeant from the Wounded Warriors Battalion-West.
I Journey is currently starting classes for the continuation program at the Veterans Resource Center of North County (VANC) in Oceanside, Ca in Summer 2017. At the moment, these services are for graduates of the 8 week program only. If you are a vet or know someone who's interested in this program, please contact Pam in the Oceanside VA Mental Health Dept. at (760)-643-2067 ask for Pam and say "Yoga!"...she'll know what to do.
I Journey will be holding periodic community fundraisers where everyone can enjoy a donation based sound healing, gentle yoga, meditation, fresh foods, and check out where all the magic happens.
Thank you to all who have supported this venture. We look forward to watching this seedling of an idea grow into a beautiful forest of light,hope,and understanding of the Wellness connection for the community at large.
Donations go towards:
-Electricity at VANC but thankfully no rent!!! This is major ya'll!!
-Graduation Gift Baskets ($300 piece) consisting of many alternative healing gadgets, essential oils and diffusers, nutritional shakes, yoga mat, yoga blanket, yoga block, yoga strap for at home use.
-Art Supplies/Fundraiser Supplies
S T A F F
Erin Holmes, Co-Founder
Robert Caudill, Co- Founder
Heather Bashore, Yoga Manager
Hana Wilcox, Yoga/ Art Instructor
Lori Watkins, Art Coordinator/ Instructor