Living Free​​
Programs for Military Families 
Charlottesville, Va 

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Almost two decades of conflict has left its mark on our bravest warriors. Returning home after multiple deployments and extended absences is difficult for even the "strongest" of warriors and the most loving of families. 
Living Free is committed to providing active, non-active & retired patriot families with the life skills and support necessary to face their next BIG adventure in life together. 


R & R


 Reconnecting Events
Fun experiences for families to make memories and stay connected to each other and their community.
  *All ages welcome

Healing Through Comedy
4 week writing workshop designed to help adult participants share their stories in positive ways.

Family Retreats 
Opportunities for Living Free families to practice what they are learning in the supportive environment of Wildrock in Crozet.  Themes vary.

   * All ages welcome

4-week Workshop for Couples
Dance+Yoga+Team Building=
An interactive experience designed to assist committed couples, children, and teens as they become better communicators and partners in life

 Focus II: Practical workshops for adults about finances, career development and mindfulness 
*All ages welcome
6-week Family Enrichment
Art+ Tai Chi + Team Building =

 This creative workshop designed to encourage & equip families with the relational tools necessary for a thriving future together
Fearless I: Finding your Family's Mission and Purpose
Fearless III: Taking Our Family to the Next Level
Dr.Dan Elash

Fearless II: Parenting Strategies for the Modern Military
Carolyn Schuler & Chris Walker
*All ages welcome


Feel free to share invitations with your friends, family and collegues any time.  All of our programs are inclusive and open to all those who have served our country at anytime anywhere in the world and their family members.  

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 FOCUS Communication Workshop: weekly Mar 4-25 2019 5:30-8pm

If you are a vet or love a vet or have served our country in any way; there have been times when you looked at your loved ones and thought , "What language are they speaking?!"    FOCUS exists to help families be the best families they can be.  For 4 weeks we will engage,  learn new skills and enjoy our families for what they are and what they can be! 
Dinner and activities for all ages.  Childcare provided  upon request.

For more information or to register go to: [email protected]

Teen Time

As we enter our fourth year of Livng Free Programs for Military Families, we want to aknowledge the emotional burden that our teens are carrying alongside their parents.  
Living Free offers two different expereicnes for our teens.  
Yoga with Anne & Zorn Vongal with Joe Compton will be offered from 7-8pm each Mon.

The very active Zorn Vongal break out session will offer unuaual training in the ways of the story & the game paired with some good information about self esteem, personal honor and conflict resolution.  

These offerings are for kids 11 and up.  Class will coinside  with our  regular Fearless programming for all ages.
For more information or to register go to: [email protected]

NEW Adult Leadership Group

For adults returning to Fearless and FOCUS this fall, Living Free will be offering a breakout session intended to help participants realize the amazing potential that is in all of us. 
 The group will be based on John Maxwell's book,  Everyone Communicates Few Connect and will be lead by Bill Tornrose. This group promises to be quite enlightening and empowering.  Each participant will be provided with the book to take home to read.

This session will also coinside  with our regular Fearless and FOCUS programming for all ages.
For more information or to register go to: [email protected]

What have we learned?
What are we looking forward to?
Why do we attend?
" Living Free has been a wonderful program for our family. We spent time together creating thoughtful projects in which every member of the family had equal importance and input. The program made us reflect on what each person brings to the family unit and helped us focus on what role each of us plays. The program definitely brought us closer together and gave us the tools to help support each other. It was nice to make new friends of families in similar situations and eat a healthy meal together.  The facilitators are warm and friendly. I would highly recommend this program. It has really helped us as a family."

Ret. Army
“This program gives us the opportunity to learn as a family about how to communicate and plan better. It provides us with the challenge to observe and identify areas where we can improve our family together. ”
  US Army
  Currently Deployed
“We are learning to work together as a family/team. This is huge in our relationship. During deployments you learn to live and function independently. We have learned that mutual respect= mutual happiness= family happiness!  We have learned to be considerate and LISTEN to others. We are wholeheartedly committed to moving forward and not letting the past hinder our progression.

I am really looking forward to the future not just getting through this duty station or the day to day routine.”

 ​US AF Ret
 3 Deployments
Fearless & FOCUS Family Groups




Tai Chi

Team Building Training


Thriving Familes


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Schedule of Events & Resources

Girls' Night Out 
Sat Jan 26th       5:30-7pm Dinner after
FlyDog Yoga Training Center on Ivy Rd near Foods of All Nations
RSVP: [email protected] or 804-218-5505

An Evening at Kight's Gambit Vineyard
This event is for participants who are 21years & up
Sat Feb 23rd 6-8pm
2218 Lake Albemarle Rd Charlottesville, Va 22901
RSVP:[email protected] or 804-218-5505
Childcare will be off site & limited.  Registration for childcare is required
The cost will be $5/child /hour

FOCUS Communication Workshop
Mondays Mar 4, 11, 18 & 25       5:30-8:00pm
Chestnut Grove Church
550 Buck Mtn Rd Earlysville Va 22936 Upper Room
Dinner, Yoga, Life Coaching, Care Groups and children's activities provided for all ages.
*FREE to all current and former US Military service personnel & family members
Childcare  for infants available upon request

Register by emailing: [email protected] 

Fearless Family Workshop
Mondays Apr 8, 15, 22, 29 & May 6 & 13       5:30-8pm

Chestnut Grove Church
550 Buck Mtn Rd 22936 Upper Room
Registration is now open

Dinner, Yoga, Life Coaching, Care Groups and children's activities provided for all ages.
*FREE to all current and former US Military service personnel & family members
Childcare  for infants available upon request

Register by emailing: [email protected]

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