Fundamentals of Teaching Yoga & Meditation in Military Communities
Yoga Alliance CEUs: 14 non-contact hours
Meditation teacher training or
Minimum 200 hour yoga teacher training or
Experienced health professionals (on a case by case basis)
Who and Why?
This course is designed for several types of yoga and meditation teachers including:
1. Those with no experience with the military who wish to determine if working in a military/veteran community is appropriate for them.
2. Those with no experience with the military but have a very strong desire to be of service to this population.
3. Those who are associated with the military and want to learn how to teach yoga and meditation in a military/veteran setting.
You will learn:
- The key distinctions between “yogic culture” and “military culture” and why they matter
- Key facts about military culture, history, structure, values, norms and attitudes
- Cultural sensitivity skills critical to a teacher’s success and effectiveness
- Ways to introduce yoga/meditation that enhance your students’ receptivity and focus on the relevance to their concerns
- How to create a safe learning container and why this is crucial for working with those suffering from trauma
- A basic understanding of war-related traumatic stress, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury
- Practical guidelines for working with student’s emotional reactions in class
- Strategies and tips for initiating a class or workshop series in military facilities and communities
Requirements to earn a Certificate of Completion for this course (and continue to next level of training):
- Attending an in-person course or listening to all seven 90 minute recorded webinars
- Participating in at least one 60 minute discussion group with WAE faculty (unless attending an in-person training)
- Submitting final homework assignment