Through the work Warriors at Ease has done and continues to do within military communities, the WAE Retreat Structure is designed using a four-pronged education model that is effective, accessible and inclusive to all populations.

The Approach was developed over many years by WAE co-founder, Robin Carnes while facilitating retreats for the Manhattan College in The Bronx, NY. It is also a culmination of Robin’s career experience as a corporate trainer, positive psychology coach, group facilitator, health care educator, curriculum developer, retreat leader, creativity and improvisation teacher and yoga teacher, trainer, and yoga therapist.


WAETs are experts in delivering mind-body practices with a therapeutic approach designed to create resilience through post-traumatic growth. The WAE Techniques and Protocols facilitate rapid homeostasis (balance) across all systems effectively managing the bodily responses to stress, giving students the tools to self-regulate the nervous system, in turn making the “Window of Tolerance” more accessible.


Resilient Warriors Facilitators host events in their local communities. Click “LEARN MORE” for each facilitator to see upcoming events. If you are interested in bringing the Resilient Warrior to your community or organization please reach out to our Program Manager,

Robin Carnes

Robin is well recognized as a pioneer and innovator in the field of mind-body therapies for mental health, trauma, and related conditions.  Her work has been featured in The Washington Post, Woman’s Day Magazine, Yoga Journal, and Army MagazineThe Huffington Post,, and Yoga International.


Larisa Harrington

Larisa, (she/her), utilizes her extensive education and experience to support the holistic well-being of her clients. She has a deep understanding of how unmanaged stress and anxiety affect all aspects of life and believes that well-being encompasses mental, physical, emotional, spiritual, financial and environmental components.


Jennifer Ballou

Army Veteran, military spouse & mom of three, passionate about helping you optimize your energy, live well & find joy! I help women associated with the military live a balanced & joyful life. I drew on my experience with loss, my military career and my passion for wellness.



Join us for the annual WAE “Retreat” Train the Trainer training designed using our four-pronged continuing education model supporting WAE Teacher Leadership to facilitate in a way that is effective, accessible, and inclusive to all populations. The training offers teachers the chance to learn key components necessary for group experiential learning while provided with a framework to create and facilitate retreats and workshops.

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