Bringing Yoga to Military Communities
August 2017

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Bringing Yoga to Military Communities

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August 11, 2017 – August 13, 2017
Rhinebeck, NY
Elizabeth Corwin
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Bringing the transformational benefits of yoga to military populations requires a unique understanding of military communities as well as specific teaching skills and abilities. Guided by yoga teacher and military officer Elizabeth Corwin, we learn appropriate guidelines, effective teaching methods, and adaptive asana sequences to teach active duty personnel as well as veterans.

Through group discussions, hands-on experience, lectures, guest speakers, and asana practice, we deepen our knowledge and insight of how to teach yoga within the military community. We:

  • Gain insight into how the military currently views and deals with stress
  • Develop greater awareness to life “inside” the military to bridge the divide between our military personnel and civilians
  • Learn what to avoid and what to foster when teaching active duty personnel and veterans
  • Discover ways to challenge expectations and stereotypes

We also discover tips, tools, and resources to teach military communities with confidence.

This workshop is appropriate for all levels of experience, especially yoga teachers looking to share their practice within the military community, as well as military family members and active duty or veteran military members looking to gain deeper understanding of what yoga can bring to their communities.

Continuing Education
  • YA - Yoga Teachers +$50
More Information

Faculty recommends that you read the following books in preparation for the course:

  • Yoga for Warriors: Basic Training in Strength, Resilience, and Peace of Mind by Beryl Bender Birch
  • Mindful Yoga Therapy Practice Guide by Suzanne Manafort and Robin Gilmartin (available at
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Workshop
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.


Elizabeth Corwin is a 12-year military officer and former Navy F-18 pilot who began teaching yoga to the military community while on deployment in 2008. She continues to teach yoga to active duty personnel, veterans, and military communities nationally and abroad with the support of The Give Back Yoga Foundation.