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Teaching Yoga & Meditation in Military Communities

Advanced Teaching Skills for Addressing Combat-Related Conditions, Parts 2A & 2B

October 19, 2014 – October 24, 2014
Rhinebeck, NY
Robin Carnes, Annie Okerlin, Lynn Stoller
SM14-5805-938Robin Carnes, Annie Okerlin, Lynn Stoller,

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This acclaimed Warriors at Ease 5-day advanced training provides a thorough grounding in the art and science of teaching yoga in military communities.

During the week you learn trauma-sensitive teaching guidelines and precautions, as well as yoga asana sequence protocols and modifications, for able-bodied service members with and without post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); older veterans with chronic physical illness and PTSD; veterans and service members with military sexual trauma (MST); veterans and service members suffering from major physical illness, traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injuries, and amputations; and veterans and service members in wheelchairs.

At the end of this training, you will be able to teach an appropriate, trauma-sensitive therapeutic yoga and/or meditation class within a military community with appropriate mental health support, as needed.


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NATABOC Level: Advanced

Prerequisite: This training is for yoga teachers who have completed a 200-hour Yoga Alliance teacher training, or by permission. Participants need to complete Part 1: Fundamentals of Teaching Yoga & Meditation in Military Communities webinar before attending this Part 2A & 2B training. For full certification information and additional requirements and fees, visit

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
8:00 p.m.Welcome & Orientation
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
Noon–1:00 p.m.Check Out

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 800.944.1001 for details.

Please note that there will be a special schedule for this course. There will be evening hours, exact times to be determined closer to the date of the workshop. Contact Omega registration at 800.944.1001 for details. The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

Robin Carnes

Robin Carnes, MBA, E-RYT 500, is executive director of Warriors at Ease, an organization that trains yoga and meditation teachers, and other complementary medicine practitioners, to care for America’s soldiers and veterans.

Annie Okerlin

Annie Okerlin, RYT, is a certified yoga instructor and owner and president of Yogani Studio in Tampa, Florida. She is founder and director of the therapeutic yoga program Exalted Warrior Foundation.

Lynn Stoller, MS, OTR/L, RYT, is an occupational therapist, registered yoga instructor, and faculty member of Warriors at Ease. She is associate investigator and coauthor of the highly successful Kirkuk, Iraq yoga study. Stoller teaches sensory-based techniques for combat stress and PTSD to both health professionals and yoga instructors. She also teaches yoga to veterans in her community.