Higher Ground Retreats

Dates Vary | Idaho, California & New York

Higher Ground hosts week-long camps in Idaho, California and New York for injured service members, veterans and their supporters completely free of charge to all participants. Each camp invites eight to ten veterans or service members and their significant others to form a new “unit” and participate in recreational activities from winter sports to water sports to fly fishing, equine and beyond.

 

Higher Ground’s mission is to provide the most effective therapeutic recreation service to military families confronted with traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), military sexual trauma (MST), and polytrauma through the use of evidence-based practices and the sustained continuum of care necessary for a successful reintegration into their families and communities.

 

Yoga, meditation and other mindful movement practices are incorporated into Higher Ground’s programs by Warriors at Ease trained staff along with recreational activities and discussion groups by recreational therapists.

 

Register to attend a program at http://www.highergroundusa.org/register-now/

Veterans Retreat for Women

Coming in 2018 | New York

Join Warriors at Ease faculty members Annie Okerlin and Susan Alden at the Omega Institute for a special retreat for female veterans. In this yoga and meditation retreat, participants have the opportunity to learn and practice skills that will nourish and strengthen both mind, body and spirit while also increasing resilience and promoting health.

Click here to learn more and to register

Veterans Retreat for Men

Coming in 2018 | New York

Join Warriors at Ease faculty member Annie Okerlin and team member Nick Caris at the Omega Institute for a special retreat for male veterans. In this yoga and meditation retreat, participants have the opportunity to learn and practice skills that will nourish and strengthen both mind, body and spirit while also increasing resilience and promoting health.

Click here to learn more and to register

R&R Retreats for Women in the Military Community

Next Date TBD | Ka’a’awa (Oahu) Hawaii

Relax & Renew (R&R) Retreats are for female service members, veterans, military spouses as well as Gold Star mothers, daughters and wives.  These retreats are hosted and facilitated by Hawaii-based Warriors at Ease teachers, local massage therapists, Hawaiian cultural practitioners, and a farm-to-table caterer.  Retreat participants can enjoy yoga, meditation, art, hiking, hula, ocean adventures as well as delicious, healthy meals.

R&R Retreats are held multiple times a year in Windward Oahu in settings of 8-10 people.

These retreats fill up fast!  Please CONTACT US if you are interested in attending this retreat.  Please specify that you are interested in the R&R Hawaii Retreat.

Bridging the Gap Retreats

Next Retreat TBA

Bridging the Gap Retreats are a 4-day healing experience for post 9-11 service members, veterans and a spouse, caregiver or primary social support person.  This retreat is focused on improving the well-being of military families.  Participants are invited to experience canine therapy, yoga, equine therapy, outdoor activities and more in a relaxing and supportive atmosphere.  The retreats are held in small group settings that are facilitated by veterans, expert providers (with experience in Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense facilities), Walter Reed volunteers and other non-profit support organizations.  Yoga and mind-body stress management skills are taught by a senior Warriors at Ease Teacher.  These retreats are graciously funded by the Walter Reed Society and offered 4 times/year in various locations in the U.S.