Warriors at Ease Level 2 Training (In-Person)

The Level 2 Teacher Training is a group in-person training for Warriors at Ease Level 1 Trained Registered (RYTs) and Certified (CYTs) Yoga Teachers to advance their military-specific, evidence-based, trauma-informed and adaptive teaching protocols, techniques, and skills. Upon the successful completion of this in-person Level 2 Training and subsequent competency-based assignments, trainees are eligible to apply to become Certified Warriors at Ease Teachers (WAETs). 

TECHNIQUES

EVIDENCE-BASED: mindfulness-based self-regulation, most widespread adjunct therapy, helps to improve & reduce chronic illness, and mind-body integration.

MILITARY SPECIFIC: meets the unique needs for accessibility & environment, accounts for military life’s physical & mental demands, uses secular practices based on military culture.

ADAPTIVE & ACCESSIBLE: classes are designed for able bodies, spinal cord & nervous system injuries, limb loss & amputations, limited range of motion, TBI & brain injury, and invisible wounds of war.

PROTOCOLS

During the Level 2 Warriors at Ease Training, Level 1 Trained teachers are immersed in a group learning environment while being trained and tested on their ability to use techniques proven to:

  • Identify Students’ Current States: ‘fight or flight’ (SNS) vs ‘freeze’ (Dorsal Vagal), offering practices that promote nervous system self-regulation.
  • Cross the Midline, Mismatched & Bilateral Movements: help recover & strengthen neural pathways.
  • Tailored Practices: meeting each warrior where they are in their personal journey and tailor practices to each individual.
Prerequisites for Attendance

All Level 2 trainees must:

  • Completed the Level 1 Warriors at Ease training through Yoga International.
  • Complete the Warriors at Ease Level 2 Training Application (pending approval from WAE Lead Faculty)
  • Have a minimum of a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training education.

*Note: If you took a WAE Level 1 training prior to March 23, 2018, you still must complete the Level 1 course through Yoga International. In 2018, we launched a new WAE certification model and Level 1 training. This new Level 1 course is an online, 30-hour, self-paced course that combines the lectures from four of our previous courses. At the end of the course, there is an online assessment. Upon the successful completion of the assessment, you will be issued your Level 1 Certificate of Completion. Please email the Training Registrar <reg@warriorsatease.org> for discounted access to the online Level 1 Training platform.

Post Level 2 Training Certified Warriors at Ease Teacher (WAET) Application Requirements:
  • Complete the Certified Warriors at Ease Teacher Application within 90 days of completing the Level 2 Training.
  • Satisfactorily complete competency-based homework assignments and required reading.
  • Provide documentation of the following:
    • 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate of Completion
    • Level 1 WAE Certificate of Completion
    • Teaching Experience (Resume) Verification of at least 2 years of teaching experience OR at least 30 hours of teaching and a letter of recommendation from a teacher/mentor/student
    • Personal Liability Insurance Coverage
    • CPR Certification

Trainees who apply for certification 90 days after and before 6 months students will have to petition for reconsideration and be charged $200 (regardless of scholarship status). If homework is not turned in within 6 months the student will have to retake and pay for the training in full to be considered for certification (regardless of scholarship status). 

Contacts Us

You will receive additional information specific to your training site and course schedule once you are registered. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Betsy Diller, our Registrar at reg@warriorsatease.org. We’re happy to assist you!

Continuing Education Credits

This course is 24 hours of continuing education for Registered Yoga Teachers through Yoga Alliance (20 contact hours and four non-contact hours). The Warriors at Ease Registrar will located your RYT profile prior to training and will approved CEUs internally.

This course, when taken in conjunction with the in-person WAE Level 1 online training (see above), is 50 hours of Approved Professional Development for the continuing education of Certified Yoga Therapists via the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IATY).

Level 2 Training Events
August 21 to 23, 2020 | Fayetteville, North Carolina
Guiding Wellness Institute

143 Skateway Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28304

Facilitators: Beth Funk and Kelsy Timas

Schedule:

Friday, August 21 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 22 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (with 1 hour lunch break)

Sunday, August 23 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (with 1 hour lunch break)

*You must apply and be approved for training before making a payment!*

September 25 to 27, 2020 | Colorado Springs, Colorado
Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center

530 Communication Cir
Colorado Springs, CO 80905

Facilitators: Beth Funk and Kelsy Timas

Schedule:

Friday, September 25: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 26: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (with 1 hour lunch break)

Sunday, September 27: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (with 1 hour lunch break)

*You must apply and be approved for training before making a payment!*

January 15-17, 2021 | Killeen, Texas
Life Moves Yoga

2710 S. Clear Creek Rd. Suite 104
Killeen, TX

Facilitators: Beth Funk & Kelsy Timas

Schedule:

Friday, January 15 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 16 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (with 1 hour lunch break)

Sunday, January 17 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (with 1 hour lunch break)

*You must apply and be approved for training before making a payment!*

February 5-7, 2021 | Tampa, Florida
Trinity Yoga Studio

8514 Old County Rd. 54
New Port Richey, FL

Facilitators: Kelsy Timas & Annie Okerlin

Schedule:

Friday, February 5 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 6 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (with 1 hour lunch break)

Sunday, February 7 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (with 1 hour lunch break)

*You must apply and be approved for training before making a payment!*

April 23rd – 25th, 2021 | Fayetteville, North Carolina
Guiding Wellness Institute

143 Skateway Dr.
Fayetteville, NC

Facilitators: Kelsy Timas & Beth Funk

Schedule:

Friday, April 23 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 24 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (1-hour lunch break)

Sunday, April 25 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (1-hour lunch break)

*You must apply and be approved for training before making a payment!*

June 10th – 13th 2021 | Silver Spring, Maryland

Location: Willow Street Yoga Center

Address: 8561 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, MD 20190

Facilitators: Kelsy Timas & Robin Carnes

Schedule:

Thursday: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (1-hour Lunch Break)

Saturday: 12:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (1-hour Lunch Break)

Sunday: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (1-hour Lunch Break)

*You must apply and be approved for training before making a payment!*

September 24-26th, 2021 | Colorado Springs, Colorado

Location: Pravana Yoga Center

Address: 802 N Weber St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Facilitators: Kelsy Timas & Beth Funk

Schedule:

Friday, September 24th from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, September, 25th from 8:00 – 5:00 p.m. (1-hour lunch break)

September 26th from 8:00 – 5:00 p.m. (1-hour lunch break)

*You must apply and be approved for training before making a payment!*

October 2021 | San Antonio, TX

Location: TBD

Facilitators: Kelsy Timas & Beth Funk

Schedule:

TBD

*You must apply and be approved for training before making a payment!*

Level 2 Payment Terms

Payment to Reserve a Spot in a Warriors at Ease Training 

In order for a participant to hold their spot in Level 2 training events, payment in full for the Warriors at Ease Level 2 Training is required within 7 business days of an approved Warriors at Ease Level 2 Training Application.

 

Refunds for Payments Received Before Application Approval 

  • A full refund will be given if the refund is requested at least 45 days before the training event.
  • A 75% refund will be given if the refund is requested at least 30 days before the training event.
  • A 50% refund will be given if the refund is requested at least 15 days before the training event.
  • No refund will be given if the refund is requested within 15 days of the training event.

 

Refunds for Payments Received After Application Approval 

  • A full refund will be given if the refund is requested at least 60 days before the training event. 
  • A 50% refund will be given if the refund is requested at least 45 days before the training event.
  • A 25% refund will be given if the refund is requested at least 30 days before the training event.
  • No refund will be given if registration is cancelled within 30 days of the training event.

Late Homework Payment Information
In order for applicants to be considered for certification, homework needs to be turned in within 90 days of completing training. If homework is turned in after 90 days and before 6 months students will have to petition for reconsideration and be charged $200 (regardless of scholarship status). If homework is not turned in within 6 months the student will have to retake and pay for the training in full to be considered for certification (regardless of scholarship status).

If you need to make a late homework payment, please click the button below.

To learn more about our certification process, please see our How to Get Certified page.

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