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Live Be Yoga: How High-Level Pentagon Officials Are Using Yoga to Destress

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Live Be Yoga ambassadors Jeremy Falk and Aris Seaberg are on a road trip across the country to share real talk with master teachers, explore innovative classes, and so much more—all to illuminate what's in store for the future of yoga. Follow the tour and get the latest stories @livebeyoga on Instagram and Facebook.

As an athlete, a military veteran, and Executive Director of the U.S. Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board, Thierry Chiapello discovered the potency of yoga as a way to manage pain from injuries and surgeries sustained while he served in the Marine Corps. Yoga dramatically improved his quality of life, so he trained to become an instructor and apprenticed with John Schumacher. Now a certified Iyengar teacher in addition to his role at DOD, Chiapello offers yoga to help those dealing with traumatic events or leading stressful lives. Here, the Live Be Yoga team gets an inside look at his workshop in the Pentagon. 

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