Nancy Schalk – yoga and military research study

Nancy-Schalk, E-500, E-500TT, PYT

Nancy Schalk

“When I was invited to develop the protocol and teach the yoga sessions in a research study, I was delighted. But, to veterans?! ”

“I’ve been a yoga teacher and an organic farmer all my life.
I realized I knew nothing, truly, of the military culture … and was concerned that there may be a gulf between these gentlemen and me. Information on “Teaching Yoga in a Military Setting” arrived at the perfect time and I enrolled.

The course was a huge help! Discussing the military environment and structure, becoming familiar with the terminology, and especially hearing the stories of the teachers of the course who’ve had years of experience equipped me with tools and bolstered my confidence. I knew what to watch for, what to expect, and when the unexpected happened I was better prepared.

It impressed the Principal Investigator on the study that I had sought out and undertaken training specifically for military populations. The veterans themselves even really appreciated it.

We saw remarkable outcomes in all measures and the VA has invited our team to conduct further studies and is providing funding. I highly recommend taking the courses offered by Warriors at Ease if you plan to bring yoga to military personnel.“

Nancy Schalk

E-RYT 500,  PYT
Director, Yoga Program at IU Health
Indianapolis, IN

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