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News & Press

This is deeply compelling, life-changing work, a fact that has not been lost on the extensive media coverage of Warriors at Ease.  Check out these articles:

The Smithsonian Institution, Some Enlightened Evening: A Gala Celebration To Benefit Yoga: The Art of Transformation,

Press Release, Warriors At Ease, Robin Carnes Honoree at Smithsonian Gala on Oct 17, 2013 (Nov. 13, 2013), available at

Neal Pollack, Warriors at Peace: Combat veterans take refuge in yoga, discovering its ability to soothe and repair war-torn minds and spirits, Yoga Journal, available at
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Lisa M. Gerry, Healing Soldiers Through Meditation: Read the inspiring story of an instructor who helps returning troops find peace, Woman’s Day Magazine (Oct. 2012), available at

Arianna Huffington, Huffington This Week: Yoga Warriors, Huffington Post,( Jan. 11, 2013 9:00 AM),

Ali Helgoth, Yoga helping veterans with PTSD, Wyoming News, (Jan. 21, 2013), available at

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Patricia Sands, AW2 Caregivers: Join Robin Carnes and Learn Stress Relief Techniques, The AW2 Blog, Official Blog of the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (June 17, 2011, 2:09 PM),

Press Release, American Psychological Association, Impact of Stress (2012) available at

Erynn Dalton, Yoga Warrior, Blindfold Magazine (July 2014)
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Our latest News and Press blog posts:

Lynne Valdes |Certified Warriors At Ease Teacher | Vienna, VA

I am the daughter of a retired naval officer and Vietnam Veteran and a former Navy spouse of 20 years. I have lived first hand with the impact of military service for both members and their families. As a daughter, […]

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Roberta Speh | Certified Warriors At Ease Teacher | Foley, AL

Roberta is located in Foley (Baldwin County) AL…a town midway between the cities of Mobile, AL and Pensacola, FL.  She can be reached by email at: rjmquilter @  She has 40 years experience with a local mental health center, […]

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Marsha Lockom | Certified Warriors At Ease Teacher | Apollo Beach, FL

Marsha Lockom, RYT 200 Faced with debilitating pain of fibromyalgia, Marsha fully embraced yoga in 2,000. Using yoga as a therapeutic aid, she freed herself from all medications and returned to a productive and happy life. Yoga is not only […]

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Lucy Lomax |Certified Warriors At Ease Teacher | Columbia, MD

Lucy Lomax, E-RYT 500, Certified Yoga Teacher, began meditating and practicing yoga in the 70’s and teaching yoga in 1999. After 32 years as a financial policy analyst (BS Organizational Behavior and Masters in Public Financial Management), Lucy moved from […]

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Michael Thomas |Certified Warriors At Ease Teacher | Wayland, MA

Michael Thomas Certified Yoga Instructor, RYT-200 Warriors at Ease-Certified Teacher of Yoga and Meditation to the Military Community Practice Being Present With What Is Direct Dial: 508.875.5355 Email:  whatisis @ Michael Thomas has practiced meditation and yoga for more than […]

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Cheryl Page | Certified Warriors At Ease Teacher |Indianapolis, Indiana

Cheryl is a registered 200-hour (RYT 200) Yoga Alliance teacher and certified Silverage Yoga instructor. Her yoga journey began in the 1970’s.  During her pre-teen and teen yeas it served to focus energy.  By the late 80’s through the 90’s […]

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Kim Briand – Certified Warriors At Ease Teacher – Vine Grove, Kentucky

Kim Briand has a long relationship with the military as the daughter of an Army veteran and as an Army wife of over 25 years. Her relationship with yoga goes back to the 80’s when she took her first class […]

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Yoga helps veterans adjust to civilian life – Gaiam Life

Karen Soltes, Warriors At Ease founder  and Lee Rodrigues, Warriors At Ease Board Director and veteran, was interviewed by Gaiam Life about how yoga helps veterans. “Yoga has established a sure foot in the military. Today, VA hospitals across the country provide […]

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University of Southern California – MSW program with military social work sub-concentration

University of Southern California, MSW program has a sub-concentration in military social work. If you are interested in what they offer, you can visit their website here:    In addition, they have a Military Mental Health Resource Guide, please […]

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Nicole Arel, Certified WAE Instructor, Manchester CT

Nikki Arel came to teaching yoga to the military through a round-about path.  Her maternal grandfather was Navy in WWII and her dad was Submariner during the Vietnam era, but she did not follow into military service.  She has friends […]

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