Become a Warriors at Ease Teacher 

Join our Worldwide Network

 

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

Are you interested in joining our community of teachers?

If so, we invite you to join us for Warriors at Ease teacher training where you will learn our specialized approach that is:

  • Evidenced based
  • Trauma sensitive
  • Informed by the unique aspects of military culture 
How will you benefit by becoming a Certified Warriors at Ease Teacher?

When you earn your Level 1 WAE certification you will:

  • Be listed on our website as a Certified Level 1 WAE teacher
  • Be able to use the Level 1 WAE certification 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
  • Accessing our free informational webinars and live discussion groups exclusively for Warriors at Ease teachers
  • The opportunity to attend the next level of Warriors at Ease teacher training, a Level 2 in-person practicum for full certification
  • Access to continuing education workshops facilitated by subject matter experts

When you earn your Level 2 WAE certification you will:

  • Benefit from all of the above plus
  • Be listed on our website as a Certified Level 2 WAE Teacher
  • Be able to use our Level 2 WAE certification designation as part of your teacher credentials
  • Receive FREE access to continuing education workshops provided by subject matter experts in the field of yoga and meditation
  • Be prepared to teach in clinical and non-clinical settings
  • Be eligible for job placement, research opportunities and to teach in WAE funded programs*

*See additional Level 2 Certification Requirements.

Warriors at Ease Teacher Certification Requirements

To earn certification and be eligible to become part of our worldwide teacher network, you must meet the following minimum requirements.

Requirements for Level 1 Certification

  • Successfully complete the Level 1 WAE Teacher Training
  • Provide proof that you are either a
    • Yoga teacher with at least 200 hours of training, OR
    • Meditation teacher with formal training (iRest, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Transcendental Meditation, etc) and teaching experience

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.

Requirements for Level 2 Certification

  • Meet the Level 1 requirements plus
  • Successfully complete WAE Level 2 training
  • Provide proof of teaching experience:
    • At least two years teaching experience as a certified yoga and/or meditation teacher, OR 
    • At least 30 hours of teaching experience along with a letter of recommendation from a teacher or mentor
  • Certified Level 2 WAE Teachers who meet all of the requirements above plus the following additional requirements will be eligible for job placement, research opportunities and to teach in WAE funded programs
    • Record of current personal liability insurance
    • Current CPR certification

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 see the following guidelines.

I am a WAE teacher who has taken at least one WAE course prior to April 23, 2018, but I have not attended a Level 2 in-person training.  

How do I become a Certified WAE Level 1 Teacher?

How do I become a Certified WAE Level 2 Teacher?

I am a current WAE teacher who has taken ALL of the following courses:  Part 1: Fundamentals of Teaching Yoga in Military Communities, Part 2A: Teaching Trauma-Sensitive Meditation, and Teaching Yoga to Survivors of MST; but I have NOT ATTENDED a Level 2 in-person teacher training.  

How do I become a Certified WAE Level 1 Teacher?

How do I become a Certified WAE Level 2 Teacher?

I am a WAE teacher who completed the previous Level 1 course and attended an in-person Level 2 training prior to March  1, 2018.  I have NOT taken the online course called “Teaching Yoga to Survivors of MST,” and/or have not completed what was previously referred to as Part 3.  How do I register as a Certified Level 2 WAE Teacher under the new certification model?

    • Review the portions of the Level 1 online teacher training via Yoga International (specifically the modules that may reflect gaps in your training) and pass the online assessment. 
    • E-mail your WAE Level 1 certificate (that Yoga International issues upon completion of the course) to admin@warriorsatease.org.
    • Upon receipt of your e-mail, you will receive an invitation to attend an online discussion group with WAE faculty mentors at no cost.
    • After attending a live discussion group, you will receive a WAE Level 2 certificate (and additional Continuing Education Credit).
    • After completing all of the above, update your information for our teacher directory by applying here.
    • Once your updated information has been reviewed and approved, you will receive your new WAE Level 2 certified teacher designation logo and be a fully certified WAE teacher under the new certification model.

I am a Certified Warriors at Ease Teacher who completed what was previously called Part 3, the one-one-one mentorship and self-study program, prior to April 23, 2018.  How do I maintain my status as a fully certified WAE Teacher?

    • In appreciation for your commitment to this work and the investment you made in your WAE training, we are offering the new Level 1 teacher training to Certified Warriors at Ease Teachers who previously completed three levels of WAE training at no cost when you apply here.
    • This new training is likely to contain content that was not part of your certification process.  Therefore we highly encourage you to review the course and become familiar with any information that was not a part of your previous training.
    • Upon receiving a certificate of completion for the NEW Level 1 training, you will be given the opportunity to update your personal information, including any new training credentials, so that we can ensure your information is accurately reflected in our worldwide teacher directory.
    • You are not required to complete the training.  However, to remain in good standing in our teacher directory and receive the new WAE Certified Teacher designation logo which you may use on your website, promotional materials, signature block, etc.we ask that you kindly update your information by clicking here.
Do you still 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.

testimonials

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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