Warriors at Ease teachers support military and veteran populations and serve as a bridge in civilian communities. These are some of the national organizations where our instructors are making a difference. Service members, veterans, and families can find valuable services and teachers can find meaningful opportunities through any of these outstanding organizations.
The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program is a DoD-wide effort to promote the well-being of National Guard and Reserve members, their families and communities, throughout the deployment cycle. Through Yellow Ribbon events, service members and loved ones connect with local resources before, during, and after deployments.
Team Red, White & Blue enriches the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their local community through physical and social activity, including vibrant yoga programs.
Meghan’s Foundation is raising awareness and support for veterans and active-duty military who may be experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They offer trauma-sensitive yoga and meditation programs that are offered free of charge for military, veterans, and their spouses or partners.
Boulder Crest Retreat is a privately-funded rural wellness center dedicated exclusively to combat veterans and their families. They provide short-duration, high-impact retreats for this remarkable community of heroes. Their Family Retreat program provides combat veterans and their families with the opportunity to stay, for 2-7 nights, and their PATHH programs focus on combat-related stress. Boulder Crest Retreat is focused on providing combat veterans and their families with the rest, re-connection and recharging so they can learn to live in the present and focus on their future.
United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. United Way’s Mission United initiative empowers veterans and their families to lead productive lives and become contributing members of our community. By connecting them with essential services and employment opportunities, Mission United helps veterans re-acclimate to civilian life in meaningful and supportive ways — because no one should stand alone.
The Exalted Warrior Foundation, founded by Warriors at Ease faculty member, Annie Okerlin, offers adaptive yoga instruction designed for wounded warriors in the active military, veteran hospital facilities, and in veteran communities.
Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) offers quality-of-life programs that directly support military readiness by providing a variety of activities and services. MWR offers worldwide support through a comprehensive network of programs and services at each installation. MWR serves active duty service members and their families as well as civilian DoD employees, military retirees, and other eligible participants. Visit the Military One Source to visit MWR programs associated with each branch of service.
Wear Blue: Run to Remember is a running community that honors the service and sacrifice of the American military by creating a support network for military members and their families. It bridges the gap between military and civilian communities and creates a living memorial for our country’s fallen military members.
No Barriers’ mission is to unleash the potential of the human spirit through transformative experiences, tools, and inspiration. They foster a community of curious, brave, and collaborative explorers who are determined to live the No Barriers Life. No Barriers Warriors is a program that improves the lives of veterans with disabilities through curriculum-based experiences in challenging environments.
Give An Hour Foundation provides free mental heath services to U.S. military personnel and families affected by the current conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. They do this through countless acts of caring, comfort, connection and support, including being host to Warriors at Ease yoga classes that are free for veterans, service members, and their families.
Veteran’s Administration (VA) healthcare is delivered through 21 different Veteran Integrated Service Networks (VISN). Though it may vary from region to region, VA service providers and facilities are increasingly more open to integrating yoga and meditation classes in support of veterans’ care.