Women Veterans Retreat

September 22 – 27, 2019 | Rhinebeck, New York

This yoga retreat for women veterans in an opportunity to heal, grow and connect in a supportive community.  Throughout the week you’ll be guided by Annie Okerlin and U.S. Army veteran Susan Alden, both Certified Yoga Therapists and Warriors at Ease faculty members, who will guide you through yoga, meditation, iRest Yoga Nidra, and other practices that support wellbeing and cultivate a deep mind-body connection.  All levels are welcome!  No prior experience with yoga or meditation is required.

Come experience a week of self-care and rest.  Depart feeling rejuvenated and empowered with skills to help you keep life in balance.  Whether you are seeking to integrate the challenging experiences of military service, navigating a transition into civilian life, or simply needing to connect with your tribe, the Omega Institute and this very special retreat is the ideal R&R you seek!

Application/Scholarships: Application is required; apply early, as enrollment is limited and spots fill quickly. Full tuition for this retreat is $395 ($355 Members); scholarships are available to cover all but $75 of the total cost.

Application Deadline: TBD

Registration is coming soon!

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/

R&R Retreats for Women in the Military Community

Dates Vary | 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.

If you are interested in attending this retreat, please sign up for our newsletter where we announce dates for this and all our retreats.  Otherwise, just check back here periodically.

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.

If you are interested in attending this retreat, please sign up for our newsletter where we announce dates for this and all our retreats.  Otherwise, just check back here periodically.
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