Warriors at Ease Teacher Training
What is Warriors at Ease Teacher Training?
Our yoga and meditation teacher training is an invitation to learn valuable skills that support the health and healing of service members, veterans and their families, especially those who’ve been impacted by war, sexual assault and other trauma. Our courses explore practices and teaching principles grounded in an approach that is:
- Informed by the unique aspects of military culture
The development of our curriculum began in 2006 when our co-founders and lead faculty were part of early research funded by the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that studied the effects of yoga as adjunct therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the Washington D.C. VA Medical Center. Since then, our curriculum has continued to evolve thanks to the contributions of dozens of clinicians, veterans and experts in the field of yoga and meditation.
Our training, which is comprised of two parts, has been recognized by DoD, VA and leaders in the yoga and meditation communities. Level 1 is an online, self-paced course, and Level 2 is an in-person teacher practicum. (To learn more about how to become a Certified Warriors at Ease Teacher and part of our worldwide network of teachers, click here.)
The multi-phased WAE Teacher Training is designed to empower certified professionals to support the rehabilitation, recovery, and post-traumatic growth of those suffering from injuries, combat-related health issues, and invisible wounds; including themselves, their family members, and in settings that reach the military community.
As we continue to grow, Warriors at Ease will provide scholarships for our Level 1 and 2 training to military-focused yoga teachers, service providers, service members, and service member family members.