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Warriors at Ease Teaching Trauma-Sensitive Yoga and Meditation for Military Communities

For yoga teachers.

This advanced teacher training, combining Parts 2A and 2B of the Warriors at Ease training, covers the art and science of teaching yoga in military communities. You learn how to lead safe, culturally appropriate, trauma-sensitive yoga and/or meditation classes (with mental-health support as needed) for veterans with a wide variety of service-related conditions. Topics covered in this “gold standard” training include


  • How trauma affects the ability to integrate sensory processing
  • Asana sequences and modifications for able-bodied service members, with and without post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Postures and modifications for older veterans with chronic physical illness and PTSD, and for veterans and service members in wheelchairs or with major illnesses, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, or amputations
  • Guidelines for teaching trauma-sensitive meditation, and how meditation addresses the effects of trauma on brain and body.

Prerequisite This training is for yoga teachers who have completed a 200-hour Yoga Alliance teacher training, or by prior permission of Warriors at Ease.  All participants must complete part one of the Fundamental of Teaching Yoga and Meditation in Military Communities self-paced course through Warriors at Ease. To enroll in the self-paced course, please contact reg@warriorsatease.org.

Note Please bring notes and printed slides from Part 1 of the Warriors at Ease Training.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
Yoga Teachers
Program Theme
Therapeutic Yoga


Annie Okerlin, RYT, is a yoga instructor in the traditions of Bikram, vinyasa, and Power Yoga. Annie founded and directs the Exalted Warrior Foundation, a...

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Lynn Stoller, MS, OTR/L, RYT, has a special interest in yoga as a treatment modality for war-related sensory processing disorders. She has trained yoga...

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Susan Alden, RYT, is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and has been teaching yoga and practicing healing arts within the military community...

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