We extend our gratitude to all our teachers, volunteers, supporters and these committed partners.
Our newest initiative, the Train, Teach and Transform program, is made possible in part by a grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF), which is dedicated to ensuring long-lasting positive outcomes for our nation’s wounded, ill, and injured veterans, service members and their families. BWF works to ensure injured veterans and their families are thriving long after they return home. The team at BWF navigates the maze of over 46,000 nonprofit organizations to find and fund innovative programs in communities where veterans, their families and caregivers live and work. Receiving a grant from BWF is an honor that recognizes the dedication, focus and effectiveness of our staff, volunteers and supporters. As a grant recipient, our organization joins the Bob Woodruff Foundation grantee network, a collaboration of top-tier programs and advocates investing in the next chapter of our veterans. Learn more about the Bob Woodruff Foundation at bobwoodrufffoundation.org.
“The Bob Woodruff Foundation is thrilled to partner with Warriors at Ease. Our investment underscores the need for, and merit of, alternative therapies, customized to the military veteran population, and employed in partnership with the DoD and VA.”
Dr. Margaret Harrell
Director of Programs and Partnerships
Bob Woodruff Foundation
The SpartanNash Foundation was formed following the merger of the Nash Finch Company and Spartan Stores and is focused on providing grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit partners in the communities they serve. The SpartanNash Foundation is the charitable giving arm of their company, representing the best of it predecessors, the NFC Foundation and the Spartan Stores Foundation. The SpartanNash company is a wholesale food distributor that provides product for military commissaries and exchanges. They are proud to serve American heroes and their families, at home and abroad, providing popular grocery products so military commissaries and exchanges can deliver a familiar shopping experience to military personnel, regardless of where they are stationed.
“The Spartan Nash Foundation supports initiatives that make impactful differences in the lives of our military service personnel, veterans, and their families. It has been our privilege to partner with Warriors at Ease and support their evidence based practices which advance health and healing for over 100,000 people with PTSD and other service related disabilities. Our funding has enabled Warriors at Ease to increase their volunteer training to over 725 instructors, as well as raise awareness for the incredible healing therapies they deliver every day.”
VP, Corporate Affairs & Communications
Executive Director, SpartanNash Foundation
Yoga International (YI) is one of our strategic partners. They are an award-winning resource dedicated to yoga and meditation, holistic health and mindful living. With their incredible support, Warriors at Ease is redesigning our core curriculum into a new and improved, high-quality course that will soon become more accessible to yoga and meditation teachers around the world. We are grateful for their passion to help expand our Warriors at East network so that we can have a deeper impact on service members, veterans and their families. Learn more about Yoga International and experience some of the exceptional classes available via this on-line platform for health and personal growth: www.yogainternational.com.
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) exists to provide critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom. Thanks to a generous grant from DVNF, Warriors at Ease was has been able to develop and launch our newest course Teaching Yoga and Meditation to Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma.
“Warriors at Ease is offering a very different and unique approach that so many of our veterans respond well to during the recovery and beyond. DVNF is proud to be a partner of WAE in the work they’re doing to help veterans heal!”
USMC Sgt.Maj. Ret.
CEO, Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF)
The Mission Continues empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. They deploy veterans on new missions in their communities so that their actions will inspire future generations to serve. Warriors at Ease is a host organization for the Mission Continues Fellowship program.
Other Strategic Partners
We welcome your support
Warriors at Ease is leading the way in bringing evidence-based, mind-body practices that support the health and healing of service members, veterans and their families. Our growing network of trained instructors teach in military settings, VA facilities, local studios, and retreat centers in the U.S. and abroad. In moving forward, Warriors at Ease is responding to the increased demand for mind-body approaches that improve unit readiness and support the resiliency of active duty service members and their families via pre and post deployment initiatives. In addition, we are expanding programs that focus on post-traumatic growth and warriors in transition in order to better support veterans and their families integrating into civilian communities after military service.
Our generous supporters make it possible for us to continue to serve military communities in a variety of ways including foundations that fund scholarship programs for injured veterans, affiliate yoga studios that offer a welcoming space for classes and training, and donors who make it possible for us to provide meditation CDs and yoga DVDs that empower students with tools for deeper and more sustainable results beyond the classroom.
We welcome strategic partners and individual supporters who can help us expand existing programs and launch new initiatives that are in alignment with their philanthropic interests, organizational values, and geographic reach.
Are you a military leader interested in bringing yoga to your unit?
Are you connected to a foundation or organization interested in our cause?
Are you a yoga studio owner interested in becoming a Warriors at Ease affiliate?
Are you a health care provider wanting to integrate yoga and/or meditation into your services or programs?
Are you a company that hires veterans and you’d like to develop an in-house yoga and meditation program for your employees?
Are you an individual who simply wants to do more than just thank a veteran for their service?