Integrate yoga and meditation into military and civilian settings to support the health, resiliency, post-traumatic growth, and connection of service members, veterans, and their families.
“In our most recent program evaluation, we had a 68 percent increase in resilience, and a 68 percent decrease in stress,” says Hickey. “We’re also seeing less injuries happen. We’re seeing faster injury recovery. We’re seeing reduced medication use, and overall quality of life is improving.”
Dan Arnold WAET, “The more we integrate this stuff and assure people that we’re not going to make you fold up like a pretzel, the more we just sit here and focus on our breathing, the more and more people will buy into it, because they’re going to be like, ‘Wow, this really works!’ ”
Because of his [Dan Arnold, Certified Warrior at Ease Teacher (WAET)] desire to help others in his military community, Arnold signed up for the Warriors at Ease yoga teacher training in 2018. “Ever since then, I went from getting my WAET certification, to getting certified in iRest [Yoga Nidra] meditation, to body sensing, to all these things that support your nervous system, and your overall mental health and wellness.”
WHY DO WE DO IT
Yoga and meditation are often “prescribed” in a generalized sense to enhance the wellbeing of those who practice. While some of these modalities activate the parasympathetic nervous system (rest-and-digest), others activate the sympathetic nervous system (fight-or-flight). If these practices are not facilitated by an expertly trained and certified instructor (service provider), the health, resilience, and connection of participants can be compromised. Warriors at Ease training and certification programs provide the necessary knowledge and skills to facilitate these practices in a way that is safe, relevant, and effective for the military community.
HOW WE’RE DIFFERENT
What makes Warriors at Ease different among the hundreds of yoga and meditation organizations dedicated to serving the military population? Warriors at Ease knows the long-term sustainability of access to these powerful tools lies with the service providers, our teachers. Ensuring that our Teacher Network always has the safest, most effective, and relevant educational training and a community they can turn to for support is essential. Warriors at Ease will forever remain dedicated to creating, growing, and sustaining the WAE Teacher Network as they continue to put boots on the ground serving those who serve.
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Honoring all those who have given their lives in selfless service by creating sustainable access to resources that support the health, resilience, and connection of the entire military family.
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Veterans Talk Yoga
U.S. Army veteran and WAE Teacher Jeffrey Sargent and WAE Co-founder Robin Carnes.
Veterans don’t hold back in sharing what they think about yoga, meditation, and their experiences.
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