How did a group of veteran college students end up in an ashram at the Bahamas with Warriors at Ease Co-Founder and Executive Director Robin Carnes? Here’s how. Manhattan College has posted an article about Warriors at Ease Executive Director Robin Carnes and her trip with Manhattan College Religious Studies professor Stephen Kaplan and his students. After a veteran student approached him about yoga and spirituality, Dr. Kaplan carved out 2 sections of his “Nature and Experience of Religion” course specifically for veterans. Robin Carnes accompanied Dr. Kaplan and his class of nine to the Sivananda Ashram retreat in the Bahamas. Practicing yoga and meditation at the Ashram retreat gave these warriors a greater understanding of themselves and helped alleviate the pain and suffering of wartime trauma and injury.