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Canton Leisure Services Division

Posted on: June 13, 2017

[ARCHIVED] “Yoga In the Park with Dan Nevins” Returns to Heritage Park July 22, 2017

Yoga Instruction and wounded warrior Dan Nevins leading a yoga session.

Old Glory Flags and Flagpoles of Canton, MI, and Canton Leisure Services have joined forces to host “Yoga In the Park” with Dan Nevins on Saturday, July 22, 2017, in Canton’s Heritage Park to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. This special fundraiser is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and will be held in Heritage Park, which can be found behind the Canton Administration Building, located at 1150 S. Canton Center Road, Canton, MI 48188. Participants are asked to arrive by 8:30 a.m. for event day check-in or registration.

Dan Nevins, a motivational speaker and nationally recognized Wounded Warrior featured on NBC News, is a retired Staff Sergeant United States Army who began his military career out of high school as a paratrooper stationed in Germany.  In November of 2004, an IED detonated beneath his vehicle during a combat mission in Iraq causing Nevins to suffer a traumatic brain injury, as well as his left leg to be amputated below the knee.  After more than 30 surgeries, Nevins’ right leg was also amputated below the knee. Nevins credits the practice of yoga for turning his life around after losing his legs in Iraq. This professional speaker, who for over a decade has shared an inspirational message of leadership, perseverance, resilience, and overcoming adversity with audiences around the globe, is also a certified Baptiste Yoga instructor.


Nevins returns to the Canton community after a successful yoga event last year that drew a large crowd of area residents to support the Wounded Warrior Project.  Nevins believes that yoga can help everyone, especially veterans returning home from service, and encourages all veterans to try yoga for its physical and emotional benefits. “My whole platform is for you to invite a veteran to yoga, because it just might save their life,” said Dan Nevins. “I became a yoga teacher because I knew first hand of the power it has to heal.”

All proceeds from this event will go to benefit Wounded Warrior Project. Tickets are currently on sale now at; just search Dan Nevins. Tickets are currently $35 online and will be $45 the day of the event. Ticket price includes a Wounded Warrior Project gift bag; while supplies last. Participants will also receive a tax statement at the end of 2017 stating the portion of their donation that is tax deductible. Learn more about Dan Nevins’ incredible story at

For additional information about this special outdoor yoga session with Dan Nevins, visit or call 734/394-5360.

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