Certified Warriors at Ease Teachers (WAETs)

Warriors at Ease is a global community of teachers who are committed to supporting the health and healing of veterans, service members, and their families through yoga and meditation. While largely based in the U.S., we have a growing cadre of teachers in Canada, Japan, Australia, the Middle East, and throughout Europe. Our teachers share yoga and meditation on and off military installations, in veteran healthcare facilities, in colleges and universities, and in collaboration with other organizations and service providers who support veteran and military communities.

The Warriors at Ease three tired and four-pronged advanced training is designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge and comprehensive skills and to support and serve the world’s specialized military, first responder, and their family member’s populations. 

Upon the successful completion of the Level 1 Training, you will be a Warriors at Ease Level 1 Trained Teacher and be eligible to register and study further the WAE trauma-informed, adaptive and accessible Protocols through our Level 2 Pre-Work and In-person Training course. Once you successfully complete all required coursework and attendance you will be eligible to apply to become a Certified Warriors at Ease Teacher (WAET).  

Warriors at Ease Teacher Designation Requirements

WAE Level 1 Trained Teacher

Successfully complete the Online Level 1 WAE Teacher Training


Complete the In-person Level 1 Training as part of the Annual Combined Training at the Guiding Wellness Institute.

Important Note:  Anyone may participate in Level 1 training, but only those who meet the minimum requirements will be certified and therefore eligible to join our WAE teacher network.

Certified Warriors at Ease Teacher (WAET)

  • Approved Training & Scholarship Application
    • 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate
    • Warriors at Ease Level 1 Training Certificate
  • Satisfactorily Complete Level 2 Training Pre-Work (16 Hours)
    • Read Expanded Level 1 Training Manual
    • Competency-Based Exam
    • Elevator Pitch Assignment
    • Example Asana Report
  • Attend an In-person Level 2 Training Event (20 Hours)
    • Satisfactorily Complete Teaching Exercise
  • Satisfactorily Complete Certification Application (14 Hours)
    • Level 2 Competency-Based Exam
    • Example Class – WAE Class Building Worksheet
    • Level 2 Homework Assignment
    • CPR Certification
    • Professional Liability Insurance


  • WAE Level 1 Trained Teacher listing on Find a Teacher webpage
  • Be able to use the WAE Level 1 Trained designation as part of your teacher credentials
  • Become a part of an active community of teachers around the world who are connected via a private Facebook group and teachers-only newsletter
  • Promoting Warriors at Ease classes via our social media channels
  • EALRY access to informational webinars, discussion groups, and continuing education exclusively for Warriors at Ease teachers
  • The opportunity to attend the next level of Warriors at Ease teacher training, a Level 2 Pre-work and in-person training for certification


  • WAET listing on Find a Teacher webpage
  • Internal teacher listing eligible for contracted work with the organization
  • Eligible to apply for the Faculty & Facilitator Training Pipeline
  • Be able to use the WAET designation as part of your teacher credentials
  • Become a part of an active community of teachers around the world who are connected via a private Facebook group and teachers-only newsletter
  • Promoting Warriors at Ease classes via our social media channels
  • FREE access to informational webinars, discussion groups, and continuing education exclusively for Warriors at Ease teachers

Begin the journey.

Embark on our training and become a part our community of teachers.

Are you already a Warriors at Ease teacher? 

We are offering all WAE teachers the opportunity to take our NEW on-line Level 1 Teacher Training available through Yoga International for only $150.  This significantly reduced price is available to any WAE teacher who has previously taken a course with us. 

To take advantage of this special offering: CLICK HERE.

The NEW Level 1 Teacher Training is a great opportunity to take a refresher and/or benefit from training you may not have taken previously as it contains content from four of our previous courses including:

  • Part 1:  Fundamental of Teaching Yoga in Military Communities
  • Part 2A:  Teaching Trauma-Sensitive Meditation
  • Teaching Yoga to Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma (MST)
  • Lecture portions of the in-person course known as Part 2B:  Teaching Adaptive Yoga for Trauma-Related Health Conditions & more

Important Note:  As of April 23, 2018 we moved to a two-tiered certification model.  For guidance on how to continue your training and/or maintain your certification with us, please contact us.

Have questions?
You may find your answers in the Frequently Asked Questions section of our new on-line training.
If not, please contact us.

Teachers, we're committed to supporting you in serving those who serve.


No doubt a wonderful training. They really care about their soldiers and the training is very current! Love it.

~ Nicole Morey, WAE Teacher

I love this organization and all that it stands for. It's an honor to serve the mission together.

~ Kelsy Timas, Founder of the Guiding Wellness Institute

As a Level II WAE teacher, I've had the chance to experience both the remarkably thorough and well-curated online content (Level I) and the amazingly condensed, salient, and impactful in-person training (Level II).

~ Andie Kramer, WAE Certified Teacher

I am so thankful to have found Warriors at Ease. After retiring from the Air Force after 26 years of service I felt a little lost and rudderless. WAE provided outstanding teacher support long after the training ended and with their help I was able to teach two yoga and meditation classes this week. Through this organization I have met some wonderful friends and feel like I have found a new home.

~ Carolyn Patrick, WAE Certified Teacher

Warriors at Ease is an amazing program where you become part of a tribe dedicated to serving those that have served us! I love everything about this organization from their trainings to their support they offer afterwards. I am so excited to be on this path with this program and look forward to the great journey ahead. With so much Gratitude 💚

~ Stacy Kyhl, WAE Teacher

A comprehensive training that covers multiple angles of military culture. From this training I not only feel like a better informed and prepared yoga teacher, I feel like a better citizen informed and appreciative of our military and it’s culture. The nature of this training’s materials that included interviews and first hand experience of service members took it to an even higher level. Wonderful organization and informed training.

~ Michelle Lynch, WAE Certified Teacher

I highly recommend this training to our teachers who are interested in working with military, veterans and first responders. WAE is a supportive network of highly trained instructors, outstanding in every way!

~ Janel Norton, WAE Certified Teacher

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

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

The reflective homework offered me the chance to contemplate my own ideas on the topics.

~ 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

I think my world has become bigger because of this course.

~ Yoga 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

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