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Warriors at Ease Training Programs 

Warriors at Ease offers a comprehensive suite of training programs birthed from some of the first clinical studies funded by the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs on the efficacy of yoga and meditation to help heal combat-related injuries.

Each of the Warriors at Ease trainings equips trainees with the unique knowledge and skills necessary to effectively deliver transformative mind-body practices to the military community to aid in the prevention of physical and invisible injuries seen as a result of time in service. 

Topics include:

Human Stress Response - The Polyvagal Theory - Post-Traumatic Stress - Moral Injury - Heart Rate Variability - Traumatic Brain Injury - Working With Prosthetics - Adaptations and Modifications - The Art and Science of Teaching the Military Community

Level One Training
Level Two Training
Level One & Two Combined Training
Retreat Leader Training
Custom Trainings

Level One Training

The Warriors at Ease Level One training is a self-paced online course designed for anyone who wishes to offer trauma-informed yoga, meditation, and/or mindfulness practices to the military community in support of their physical and mental health and well-being. 

With over 30 hours of video content, a robust training manual, and comprehensive notes throughout, the Warriors at Ease Level One Training has been called “a gem” and “the most comprehensive training I have ever taken.”

Modules include Core Concepts, Principles, and Skills for Teaching to the Military Community; Teaching Trauma Sensitive Meditation; Skills for Teaching Adaptive Yoga; Teaching Yoga and Meditation to Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma; and more.

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"The Warriors at Ease trainings have helped me heal personally from visible and invisible wounds and have given me a renewed sense of purpose. I am now able to give back to the community I know and love as a Warriors at Ease-trained teacher."

- J. Benitez, Post 9-11 U.S. Army Veteran

“I feel better prepared in every way, not only in working with the military but also working with the homeless, bereavement groups, and substance abuse groups.”

- Warriors at Ease Level One Trainee

"The differences in the military culture versus yoga culture were most interesting to me, and something I had not thought about. Understanding these differences is essential to establishing relationships and credibility with military personnel."

- Warriors at Ease Level One Trainee

Level Two Training

Open to 200-hour trained yoga teachers who have completed the Warriors at Ease Level One Training, the Warriors at Ease Level Two training provides three days of in-person, hands-on experience in how to teach adaptive yoga and trauma-informed meditation and mindfulness practices to the military community. Lectures are interwoven through hours of hands-on practice labs that address the most common physical and invisible injuries seen in service, including anxiety, depression, hearing loss, back pain, and loss of limb.

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While the Warriors at Ease Level One training provides a stellar foundation for teaching yoga and mindfulness practices to our service members and their families, the Level Two training brings the work hands-on. In this training you can expect to learn: 

  • The Warriors at Ease Techniques and Protocols for teaching a safe and effective trauma-informed, adaptive, military-specific class whether it be in a studio or clinical setting
  • In-depth information on the effects of trauma on the brain, the Polyvagal Theory, Heart Rate Variability, Moral Injury, and more
  • Multiple modifications suitable for able-bodied veterans and individuals with limited mobility, including how to effectively use props and chairs for adaptive practice–and what to do when these aren’t available.

This training is open to those who have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training program and the Warriors at Ease Level One Training.

LEVEL TWO TRAINING

$650

WHEN

July 12-14, 2024

WHERE

The University of Arizona 

FACULTY

Jennifer Ballou, Master Sergeant, US Army (Retired)

RamĂłn Salazar, U.S. Army Veteran

SCHEDULE

9:00am - 6:00pm daily

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LEVEL TWO TRAINING

$650

2025 Schedule Coming Soon

"Such an in-depth training for those who want to work with the military community is Far better than I ever anticipated!"

- Charlene Warren Nikolakakis

"Being a disabled veteran, I was inspired to learn more and be able to offer this to other military personnel. Typical yoga training does not delve into trauma-specific needs. Add to that the military culture and it’s another game entirely."

- N. Tavares, Disabled U.S. Air Force Veteran

“This course was GREAT, GREAT, GREAT!!! The course was impeccably organized and packed with useful information. It was a joy to sense how lovingly your team works together.”

- Warriors at Ease Level Two Trainee

Level One + Two Combined Training

For those who have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training program and wish to dive in deep and fast, this four-day in-person training is combined with 20 hours of online pre-work and provides yoga teachers with our most comprehensive continuing education program. Participants will receive access to the full online Warriors at Ease Level One Training and are eligible to receive 62 continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance.

The Warriors at Ease Level One and Two Combination training is our most comprehensive continuing education program. Participants will complete 20 hours of online pre-work before coming together in an in-person learning environment. In this training you can expect to learn:

  • Core Concepts, Principles, and Skills for Teaching to the Military Community; Teaching Trauma Sensitive Meditation; Skills for Teaching Adaptive Yoga; Teaching Yoga and Meditation to Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma; and more.
  • The Warriors at Ease Techniques and Protocols for teaching a safe and effective trauma-informed, adaptive, military-specific class whether it be in a studio or clinical setting
  • In-depth information on the effects of trauma on the brain, the Polyvagal Theory, Heart Rate Variability, Moral Injury, and more
  • Multiple modifications suitable for able-bodied veterans and individuals with limited mobility, including how to effectively use props and chairs for adaptive practice–and what to do when these aren’t available.

This training is open to those who have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training program.

Level One + Two Combination Training Round Rock, TX

$1299.00

WHEN

September 19 - 22, 2024

WHERE

Soul Strong Yoga Studio
107 S. Lewis, Suite 120
Round Rock, TX 78664

FACULTY

Beth Funk, U.S. Army Spouse
Amanda Brown

SCHEDULE

9:00am - 6:00pm daily

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Level One + Two Combination Training

$1299.00

 

 

 

 

2025 Schedule Coming Soon

“There was an abundance of personal and professional transformation that happened during this weekend. I cannot wait to see the influence we’ll have by making these life-changing tools accessible!”

- Julia Pillman, Military Spouse

“I can’t recommend this training enough - whether you’re interested in teaching veterans or you want to provide a more comprehensive container for your students, this organization is here to support and serve.”

- Warriors at Ease Level Two-trained Teacher

"By far Warriors at Ease is the very best and offers the most extensive specialty yoga training that covers all the intricate challenges of military life."

- Anonymous

Retreat Leader Training

The Warriors at Ease Retreat Leader Training curriculum was developed by Warriors at Ease co-founder Robin Carnes, and is a culmination of her career experience as a corporate trainer, positive psychology coach, group facilitator and team builder, health educator, curriculum developer, creativity and improvisation teacher, retreat leader, iRest teacher, and yoga therapist.

This immersive program equips you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to guide veterans and their loved ones on a transformative journey of self-discovery, utilizing the powerful tools of yoga, meditation, and mindful movement.

No previous Warriors at Ease training is needed to attend.

2025 Retreat Leader Training

$500, $400, $300

WHEN

Coming 2025!

WHERE

Virtual

COST

Non-Warriors at Ease Trained $500
Level 1 Trained $400
Level 2 Trained $300

Custom Trainings and Wellness Programs

Warriors at Ease pulls from its existing training curricula to create custom trainings, workshop series, or programs for any department, unit, or organization that wants to bring health and wellness programming to the service members, veterans, families, or caregivers they serve. These trainings can be delivered in person or online.

Since 2011, Warriors at Ease trainings have provided yoga and meditation teachers, and service providers, with the most comprehensive set of tools and techniques necessary to deliver the practices of yoga and mindfulness to the military community in a safe, effective, and trauma-informed manner. While we are primarily known for our work in the areas of yoga and meditation our work does not stop there. Our team of master trainers with backgrounds in corporate training and adult education can craft the appropriate training for your team that integrates the transformative practices of breathwork, mindfulness movement, and psychoeducation on the importance of sleep, gratitude, healthy habits, and more.

Benefits of partnering with Warriors at Ease to craft your custom program include:

  • Utilizing a vetted, top-notch, evidence-based curriculum that’s been delivered successfully to global audiences for over a decade

  •  The ability to integrate the “how” with the “why” by working with a team of experts in mind-body practices

  •  Access to experienced master trainers with backgrounds in corporate training and adult education

  •  Working smarter, not harder

Contact Warriors at Ease Executive Director RamĂłn Salazar at [email protected] for more information.

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