The acclaimed Warriors At Ease training course provides certified yoga teachers with hands-on training in hatha yoga and pranayama practices for military populations. As the United States military adopts more evidence-based, mind-body approaches and seeks to hire competent instructors, specialized training focused on military culture and combat-related conditions will be a great benefit.
This 5-day certification program provides a solid foundation in the art and science of teaching yoga in a military setting. 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, therapeutic yoga class to any segment of the military community with appropriate mental health support as needed.
Warriors At Ease cofounder, Col. Pat Lillis, (ret) MD, MPH, RYT, and Lynn Stoller, MS, OTR/L, RYT, will join us as guest teachers.
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 (see warriorsatease.com) before attending part 2. Students will receive a certificate of completion for Part 1 and Part 2 of the program. For full certification information and additional requirements and fees, visit warriorsatease.com.