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Warriors at Ease teachers support military and veteran populations and serve as a bridge in civilian communities.  This Veterans Day and during the month of November, we’re proud to work with the people and organizations below who selflessly elected to host a yoga class to help raise money for Warriors at Ease.
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YoKore Wellness #3 500 North Street, Springfield, IL, USA

Event Date: 11/11

Time: 9 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.

Teacher: Andrea Guerrero

Location: YoKore Wellness | 500 North Street, Suite C Springfield, Il

Information: This is an all-levels yoga class that is appropriate for those with disabilities. Please bring your own water.

Contact: Andrea Guerrero | 217-440-9026

About the teacher: Andrea stresses in her classes that we're a no-judgment zone. You work at your level and listen to your body. Modifications are provided for your individual Hatha practice. ​ www.yokore.life

YoKore Wellness #2 500 North Street, Springfield, IL, USA

Event Date: 11/11

Time: 8 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.

Teacher: Andrea Guerrero

Location: YoKore Wellness | 500 North Street, Suite C Springfield, Il

Information: This is an all-levels yoga class that is appropriate for those with disabilities. Please bring your own water.

Contact: Andrea Guerrero | 217-440-9026

About the teacher: Andrea stresses in her classes that we're a no-judgment zone. You work at your level and listen to your body. Modifications are provided for your individual Hatha practice. ​ www.yokore.life

YoKore Wellness #1 500 N Street, Springfield, IL, USA

Event Date: 11/11

Time: 7 a.m. to 7:50 a.m.

Teacher: Andrea Guerrero

Location: YoKore Wellness | 500 North Street, Suite C Springfield, Il

Information: This is an all-levels yoga class that is appropriate for those with disabilities. Please bring your own water.

Contact: Andrea Guerrero | 217-440-9026

About the teacher: Andrea stresses in her classes that we're a no-judgment zone. You work at your level and listen to your body. Modifications are provided for your individual Hatha practice. ​ www.yokore.life

Pranique Yoga & Wellness 400 Race Track Rd, Oldsmar, FL, USA

Event Date: 11/11

Time: 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Teacher: Jessica Schott

Location: Pranique Yoga & Wellness | 400 Race Track Rd, Oldsmar, FL, 34677

Information: This is an all-levels yoga class that includes breath work and yoga nidra and is appropriate for those with disabilities. 

Contact: Jessica Schott | 803-445-8490

About the teacher: Jessica Schott is an Army Veteran that teaches yoga throughout the Tampa Bay Area. She spends her time teaching “on the go” yoga! Pranique Yoga and Wellness has donated their time and space for all levels yoga class once a month.

Sangha Center for Yoga and Wellness 455 3rd Street, Beaver, PA, USA

Event Date: 11/10

Time: 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Teacher: Luke Taiclet

Location: Sangha Center for Yoga and Wellness | 455 Third Street, Beaver PA, 15009

Information: This is an all-levels yoga class that includes breath work and yoga nidra and is appropriate for those with disabilities. 

Contact: Luke Taiclet | Luket@vinoburgh.com

About the teacher: Luke is a Warriors at Ease Certified Teacher. He is grateful to Sangha Yoga for hosting this events and thanks the community for their support of veterans.

ETG Yoga 2123 Conowingo Road, Bel Air, MD, USA

Event Date: 11/11

Time: 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Teacher: Nicole Shackelford

Location: ETG Yoga | 2123 Conowingo Rd, Bel Air MD 21015

Information: This is an all-levels yoga class that is appropriate for those with disabilities. 

Contact: Nicole Shackelford | nicshack@gmail.com

About the teacher: ETG Yoga has a mission to Empower others to Transform mind, body, and soul to Grow into a free and healthy life. We are Real. We are Compassionate. We are a space for you.

ETG Yoga 2123 Conowingo Road, Bel Air, MD, USA

Event Date: 11/11

Time: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Teacher: Nicole Shackelford

Location: ETG Yoga | 2123 Conowingo Rd, Bel Air MD 21015

Information: This is an all-levels yoga class that is appropriate for those with disabilities. 

Contact: Nicole Shackelford | nicshack@gmail.com

About the teacher: ETG Yoga has a mission to Empower others to Transform mind, body, and soul to Grow into a free and healthy life. We are Real. We are Compassionate. We are a space for you.

The Yoga Unit - Rancho 10582 Foothill Boulevard, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

Event Date: 11/10

Time: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Teacher: Diane Flowers

Location: The Yoga Unit | 10582 Foothill Blvd, #150; Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91730

Information: This is an all-levels yoga class that is appropriate for those with disabilities. Please bring your own mat; mats are available for rent. 

ContactDiane Flowers | 360-970-9298 | dflowersyoga@gmail.com

About the teacher: Diane is a veteran and Level 1 WAE yoga instructor. She has taught for three years at The Yoga Unit which has generously offered space and support for Veteran's Day Yoga. She is also the Co-founder/Chairwoman of Humble Warrior Wellness & Yoga, Inc a 501(c)3 nonprofit providing no-cost wellness retreats and workshops for veteran women and first responders.

The Yoga Unit 665 East Foothill Boulevard, Claremont, CA, USA

Event Date: 11/9

Time: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Teacher: Diane Flowers

Location: The Yoga Unit | 665 East Foothill Blvd Suite A, Claremont, CA 91711

Information: This is an all-levels yoga class that is appropriate for those with disabilities. Please bring your own mat; mats are available for rent. 

Contact: Diane Flowers | 360-970-9298 | dflowersyoga@gmail.com

About the teacher: Diane is a veteran and Level 1 WAE yoga instructor. She has taught for three years at The Yoga Unit which has generously offered space and support for Veteran's Day Yoga. She is also the Co-founder/Chairwoman of Humble Warrior Wellness & Yoga, Inc a 501(c)3 nonprofit providing no-cost wellness retreats and workshops for veteran women and first responders.

Alysia Gruenstern 126 West Main Street, Sanford, NC, USA

Event Date: 11/9

Time: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Teacher: Alysia Gruenstern

Location: Sanford Yoga Center | 126 W Main St., Sanford, NC 27332

Information: This is an all-levels yoga class that is appropriate for those with disabilities. 

Contact: Alysia Gruenstern | a.gruenstern@gmail.com

About the teacher: Sanford Yoga Center is an inviting atmosphere for all types of yoga practitioners. Alysia has been teaching yoga classes in the Ft. Bragg area for almost two years and offers classes suitable for all levels. This class will be on the gentle side with some more challenging options offered for those who want to take them.
Sanfordyogacenter.com

Wibby Brewing 209 Emery Street, Longmont, CO, USA

Event Date: 11/10

Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Teacher: Rachel Lauderbaugh

Location: Wibby Brewing, 209 Emery Street, Longmont, CO

Information: This is an all-levels yoga class that is appropriate for those with disabilities. Please bring your own mat and water. 

Contact: Rachel Lauderbaugh | iryinsideout@gmail.com

About the teacher: Rachel is a certified yoga, iRest meditation teacher and veteran. She loves helping people find their own healing.

Schertz United Methodist Church 3460 Roy Richard Drive, Schertz, TX, USA

Event Date: 11/11

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Teacher: Carolyn Patrick

Location: Schertz United Methodist Church, 3460 Roy Richard Drive, Schertz TX

Information: This is a beginner yoga class that is appropriate for those with disabilities. Please bring your own mat and water. 

Contact: Carolyn Patrick | 505-206-3212

About the teacher: After 26 years on active duty, Carolyn retired from the Air Force in 2017 and began her studies to become a yoga and meditation instructor. Her USAF experiences gave her a first-hand understanding of the physical and emotional stresses military service can have on individuals and their families. She now shares her passion for yoga and healthy lifestyle choices with other veterans, military members, their families and local community members.

Carolyn completed her 200-hour Hatha Yoga and Ayurveda certification at Loka Yoga Studio in Garden Ridge, TX. She is an iRest Yoga Nidra, Level One instructor and a Warriors at Ease Certified Instructor.

The House of Hamsa 6040 South Gun Club Road, Aurora, CO, USA

Event Date: 11/10

Time: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Teacher: Lisa Hamlit

Location: The House of Hamsa | 6040 S Gun Club Rd #G2 Aurora, CO 80016 | Located inside CT Chiropractic

Information: This is an all-levels yoga class that is not appropriate for those with disabilities. Please be sure to have your own mat and water. 

Contact: Lisa Hamilt | (210) 693-9524 | lisa@thehouseofhamsa.com

About the teacher:  Lisa Hamilt RYT-200, is Level 1 WAE instructor and a nationally-certified massage therapist. She is the owner of The House of Hamsa, a small Colorado business based on natural alternatives to living more mindfully through wellness. As an active-duty military spouse, Veteran’s Day holds a special place in her heart and it’s an honor and privilege for her to share her LOVE of yoga, meditation and mindfulness within her community. www.thehouseofhamsa.com

Facebook Private Online Class United States

Event Date: 11/11

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Teacher: Rebecca Miles

Location: Facebook Private Online Class

Information: This is a beginner yoga class that is not appropriate for those with disabilities. Please be sure to have your own may, your own props and any other materials you need to practice. 

Contact: Rebecca Miles | miles42008@gmail.com

About the teacher: Rebecca is a mother of two active kids, wife of a veteran and a DoD employee. She has always turned to yoga to keep the balance in her life. In 2013, she received her 200-Hour Yoga Alliance certification and completed numerous other trainings and retreats. Little did she know her yoga journey would eventually provide her the opportunity to serve our military community. She teaches an athletic style of yoga, focusing on flexibility, decreasing pain in the body, and releasing stress.

In 2019, she completed the Warriors at Ease Level 2 Teacher Training which uses yoga and meditation to support the health and resilience of warriors and their families.

335 Nees Avenue, Johnstown, PA, USA

Event Date: 11/7

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Teacher: Mark Voelker

Location: Just Breathe Mindful Movement Studio | 335 Nees Avenue, Johnstown, PA 15904

Information: This is an all-levels yin yoga class that is appropriate for those with disabilities. Please bring your own water.

Contact: Mark Voelker | 814-525-1265

About the teacher: Just Breathe is the first Johnstown studio to unite mindful-movement instructors and provide a variety of comprehensive classes dedicated to the healing arts. As an RYT-200 Warriors at Ease Level 1 instructor, Mark's teaching experience has been through Semper Fi Odyssey, a course for combat wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans, located in Boswell, PA.

Circle Y Yoga Ranch 1305 Russell Bend Road, Weatherford, TX, USA

Event Date: 11/11

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Teacher: Carol Holmes

Location:Circle Y Yoga Ranch | 1305 Russell Bend Road Weatherford, Texas 76088

Information: This is a beginner yoga class that is appropriate for those with disabilities. Please bring your own water; some mats are provided. 

Contact: Carol Holmes | yogawarriors@hotmail.com | 817-609-6454

About the teacher:This practice will be challenging and fun! Enjoy yourselves within a supportive community! Come early and stay afterwards to relax on the cantina’s porch and take in a calming view of rolling pasture, farm animals and water.

Circle Y Yoga Ranch offers a comfortable and private venue hosting renewal possibilities and resilience training through movement, breath work and meditation. Trauma and stress undermine the nervous system eventually causing adverse side effects and detrimental modes of behavior. Carol teaches alternative methods for coping and re-training the body and mind toward healing in her studio, at veteran retreats in Texas and New Mexico, and as a substitute teacher at the VA Outpatient Clinic in Fort Worth. www.CircleYyoga.com

The Riverview Club 790 Christina Drive, St. Augustine, FL, USA

Event Date: 11/5 & 11/19

Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Teacher: Crystal Timmons

Location: The Riverview Club | 790 Christina Dr., Saint Augustine, FL 32086

Information: This is a beginner, iRest Yoga Nidra class where students will have the opportunity to experience this form of guided meditation as well as some gentle yoga stretches. Please bring your own mat, props and water. 

Contact: Crystal Timmons | 904-679-1811 | shiningstaryoga@yahoo.com

About the teacher: Crystal is the spouse and caregiver of a combat service Army veteran, mother, lover of gardening and nature, and lifelong yoga practitioner. She found the yogic path at a young age, has trained and practiced in many styles and modalities. She has a passion to share and help others reconnect to breath, body, meditation, and mindfulness.

Unity Yoga & Wellness 129 West First Street O'Fallon, IL

Event Date: 11/11/2019

Time: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Teacher: Jessica Harper

Location: Unity Yoga & Wellness | 129 West First Street, O'Fallon, IL 62269

Information: All-levels, Yin yoga class that is appropriate for those with disabilities. Please bring your own mat and water. 

Contact: Jessica Harper | unityyandw@gmail.com | 618-624-1900

About the teacher: This all levels Yin Yoga class will be taught by Jessica Harper, an Air Force spouse and a Yoga Alliance registered E-RYT. She is a certified Warriors at Ease Level 1 teacher with experience in teaching programs for veterans and active duty military on Okinawa, Japan and for members at Scott AFB, in Illinois.  www.unityyogaandwellness.com

Curious Goods 1105 Northwest Ferris Avenue, Lawton, OK, USA

Event Date: Every Tuesday in November

Time: 6 p.m.

Teacher: Christine Yeagley

Location: Curious Goods | 1105 NW Ferris Ave, Lawton, OK, 73507

Information: All-levels class that is appropriate for those with disabilities. If you have a disability, please reach out to discuss your needs with the teacher in advance. Please bring your own mat, your own props and water. Cost is $5 to attend, but additional donations are welcome!

Contact: Christine Yeagley | laughtreeyoga@gmail.com

About the teacher: Our community class fosters an environment to increase wellness and connection with ourselves and others. It’s a fun group and it’s intended to be for all abilities. This $5 Community Yoga class is going to donate ALL the funds collected during the month of November!

Mind Over Body Studio 492 East High Street, Lexington, KY, USA

Event Date: 11/10/2019

Time: 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Teacher: Laura Calmes

Location: Mind Over Body Studio | 492 East High Street, Lexington, KY

Information: All-levels class that is appropriate for those with disabilities. If you have a disability, please reach out to discuss your needs with the studio in advance. Please bring your own mat. 

ContactLaura Calmes | info@mindoverbodystudio.com

About the teacher: Mind Over Body joyfully supports transformation through the process of self-discovery to bring us back to our whole selves. As sisters working together, we do what we do best together -- providing three lenses, different but integrated, and a diverse range of tools to help bring each individual into their own wholeness.

108 Sun Salutations 8083 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, USA

Event Date: 11/9/2019

Time: 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Teacher: Dave Cohen, Monya Cohen, Caitlin Wall and Erin McNamara (WAE Teacher)

Location: UP - Healing, Wellness, Adventure | 8083 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20910

Information: This is a 108 Sun Salutations class that is able to be modified, but not appropriate for every type of disability. Please inquire at the studio to learn more. Please bring a water bottle to this class.

Contact: Erin McNamara | 202-255-6621 | erin@upindc.com (email is preferable)

About the teacher: This is a 108 Sun Salutations class that will be guided by four different teachers. 

Salty Dog Yoga & Surf 915 North Lake Park Boulevard, Carolina Beach, NC, USA

Event Date: 11/10/2019

Time: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Teacher: Martha Marello

Location: Salty Dog Yoga & Surf, 915 North Lake Park Boulevard, Carolina Beach, NC

Information: This is an all-levels yoga class that is appropriate for students with physical disabilities. Please bring your own mat if you have one.

Contact: Martha Marello - mkflorenz@gmail.com

About the teacher: Martha Florenz Marello is an experienced registered yoga teacher and certified group fitness instructor. She is also a nurse, an athlete, a mom, a stepmom, and a sister to two amazing veterans.  www.saltydogyogasurf.com

Hudson River Yoga 696 Dutchess Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, USA

Event Date: 11/10/2019

Time: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Teacher: Rocco Landi - Warriors at Ease Level 1 Certified Teacher

Location: Hudson River Yoga, 696 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Information: This is an introductory yoga class that is appropriate for students with physical disabilities. Please bring your own water. 

ContactRocco Landi - 845-463-1302 | rlandi86@gmail.com

About the teacher: Rocco is an Air Force combat veteran who was introduced to WAE in 2017. After the service he became a full-time student working toward a degree in Electrical Engineering. Hudson River Yoga is a studio which offers a wide variety of yoga and mediation practices with a great teaching staff and friendly community.

USAG Humphreys 278-4 Songhwa-ri, Paengseong-eup, Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Event Date: 11/16/2019

Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Teacher: Nissa Jno-Charles - Warriors at Ease Level Certified Teacher

Location: Inpatient Behavioral Health, USAG Humphreys, South Korea

Information: This is a beginner class that is appropriate for students with physical disabilities. Please bring your own mat and water. 

ContactNissa Jno-Charles - 01028400174
njnocharles@gmail.com

About the teacher: Nissa is a U.S. Army behavioral health NCO. She has been doing yoga for five years and has been a certified teacher for three. She also practices aerial arts.

Waimea Yoga - Night 65-1253 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, HI 96743, USA

Event Date: 11/11/2019

Time: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Teacher: Chelsea Morriss - Warriors at Ease Certified Teacher

Location: Waimea Yoga, 65-1253 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, HI 96743

Information: This is an all-levels class that is appropriate for students with physical disabilities. Please bring your own mat. 

ContactChelsea Morriss - 808 937-4613
facebook@waimeayoga
instagram@waimeayoga 

About the teacher: Chelsea, owner of Waimea Yoga is thrilled to be able to offer these donation-based classes to the community. She has been working with Veterans with PTSD on Hawaii island for the last five years, offering both iRest Yoga Nidra as well as yoga therapy. Find out more at waimeayoga.com.

Waimea Yoga - Morning 65-1253 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, HI 96743, USA

Event Date: 11/11/2019

Time: 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Teacher: Chelsea Morriss - Warriors at Ease Certified Teacher

Location: Waimea Yoga, 65-1253 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, HI 96743

Information: This is an all-levels class that is appropriate for students with physical disabilities. Please bring your own mat. 

ContactChelsea Morriss - 808 937-4613
facebook@waimeayoga
instagram@waimeayoga 

About the teacher: Chelsea, owner of Waimea Yoga is thrilled to be able to offer these donation-based classes to the community. She has been working with Veterans with PTSD on Hawaii island for the last five years, offering both iRest Yoga Nidra as well as yoga therapy. Find out more at waimeayoga.com.

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