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Yoga and meditation are mind-body practices that promote health and well-being.
Research shows that these practices can:
  • improve one’s response to stress.
  • reduce sensation of chronic pain.
  • improve quality of sleep.
  • create a sense of calm in body & mind.
  • decrease symptoms associated with PTSD.
Warriors at Ease yoga and meditation teacher training is based on principles and practices that are 1) evidenced-based, 2) trauma sensitive, and 3) military culture informed.
Our Certified Teachers have the knowledge and skills to teach in a variety of settings.
We care about our Warriors at Ease teachers and their students and work to provide them continued support during and after they’ve trained with us.  Explore resources that many have found supportive in the pursuit of sharing yoga and meditation with military and veteran communities.

Testimonials from Teachers & Veteran Students

I hadn’t slept more than two hours in a row since Vietnam. That’s a lot of years with no sleep!  With the use of these techniques, I now sleep through the entire night.  I feel like an different person.  My blood pressure also went down from 180 over 110 to 120 over 90.  I’m telling every guy I know about meditation.

~ Willie, Vietnam Vet

I used to feel like I didn’t trust other people.  In meditation, I realized that I didn’t trust myself.  It is helping me feel more calm.  The more calm I feel, the more I see that people are trying their best.

~ Jose, Veteran

I thought that yoga was against my religious beliefs.   Now I see it is as something that deepens my understanding of my faith.

~ Tony, Enduring Freedom Vet

This is the piece that was missing from our PTSD program.  It fits with everything else they teach us, but it also teaches us a way to find our own peace without drugs or counseling that we can use once we get out of the program.

~ Martin, Vietnam Vet

This is the only hour of the week where I want to be inside my own body and mind.

~ Juan, Vietnam Veteran

Meditation makes me feel light again.  When the flashbacks would come, I silenced them with drugs and alcohol and darkness consumed my whole life… In class a few weeks ago, I realized that choosing darkness was my choice.  Now I can choose differently because I feel change is in my hands.  I have a tool of my own to deal with the flashbacks.

~ Jon, Vietnam Vet

Yoga and meditation alongside trauma-focused psychotherapy have yielded powerful clinical results. With the help of these practices, warriors are able to regain their grounding and move toward recovery and integration.

~ Captain, US Public Health Services, Clinical Psychologist, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

I LOVE Warriors at Ease teacher training, because you've showed me how I can adapt my classes to support my veteran students more effectively.  No one expects you to give up your style or the yoga lineage in which you've previously trained.

~ Hot Yoga Teacher

Yoga has given me the tools to deal with stressful situations as they arise, have more restful sleep, and feel an overall strength in mind and body.

~ John, Post 9/11 Veteran

My spouse and I had never tried yoga before and never considered it as something that could bring peace and positivity to our daily lives. After a single class, we were shocked by the healing powers that this practice bestows.

~ Post 9/11 Veteran Family

I am an active duty Marine and a yoga teacher. I love teaching to fellow Marines in my unit and seeing others' lives transformed by yoga.

~ 1st Lieutenant United States Marine Corps

I recently had a WWII vet in my yoga class, and he told me it was the first time he's really felt "at ease" in decades!

~ Warriors at Ease Teacher

This training made me think about the differences in the military and yoga cultures, which is something I had not thought about before. Learning about these differences was interesting to me, and I see how this understanding is essential to establishing relationship and credibility with military personnel.

~ Yoga & Meditation Teacher

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.

~ Meditation Teacher

Warriors at Ease has established an inspiring model of collaboration, generosity, and excellence.

                                                                                                                          ~ Yoga & Meditation Teacher

This course was GREAT, GREAT, GREAT!  Thank you for the untold hours of love and devotion that have gone into developing your work and this class.  It was impeccably organized and packed with useful information. It was a joy to sense how lovingly your team works together.

~ Yoga Teacher

This course was very organized, provided excellent materials, was on-time, and gave me invaluable information about working with the military.  I am so glad I chose to take the course.  I would definitely recommend it to others!

~ Yoga Teacher

Warriors at Ease in action

  • veterans alternative yoga
  • Warriors at Ease Veteran's Retreat
  • Annie Okerlin teaching Adaptive Yoga
  • Yoga Teacher Training at Kripalu
  • Yoga Teacher Training @ Sivananda Ashram
  • Yoga for Warriors
  • Warriors at Ease with vets at Manhattan College
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  • Warriors at Ease Yoga Teacher Training in Fayetteville, NC
  • Warriors at Ease in Hawaii
  • Yoga Teacher Training in Fort Campbell / Clarksville, TN
  • Yoga Teacher Training at Sivananda Ashram