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.
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 givebackyoga.org)
|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)|
|2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.||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.
Meet the Teachers
Elizabeth Corwin is a 12-year military officer and former Navy F-18 pilo ...
Tuition & Fees
This workshop has been cancelled.
Bringing Yoga to Military Communities
Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight.
Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services. A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute below).
Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.
Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.
Nonrefundable credit toward a future Omega program or stay (less a $50 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any Omega program or stay for one year following date of issue.
No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.
Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions.
For more cancellation policies, see individual workshops or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.
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