Congratulations to Warriors at Ease for their award from the Smithsonian Institution, presented at the opening gala for the new exhibit Yoga: The Art of Transformation.
Learn the fundamentals of teaching yoga and meditation in a military setting, including:
- The key distinctions between “yogic culture” and “military culture” and why they matter.
- Key facts about military culture, history, structure, values, norms and attitudes.
- Cultural sensitivity skills critical to a teacher’s success and effectiveness.
- Ways to introduce yoga/meditation that enhance your students’ receptivity and focus on the relevance to their concerns.
- How to create a safe learning container and why this is crucial for working with those suffering from trauma.
- A basic understanding of war-related traumatic stress, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Traumatic Brain Injury.
- Practical guidelines for working with student’s emotional reactions in class.
- Strategies and tips for initiating a class or workshop series in military facilities and communities.
Deepen your understanding of the U.S. military and culture and learn how to address PTSD, TBI, amputations, spinal cord injuries, and combat-related stress by using sensory integration, yoga, and meditation to improve psychological health and help alleviate the symptoms of these conditions.
Learn trauma-sensitive teaching guidelines and precautions, as well as yoga asana sequence protocols and modifications for these military populations:
- Able-bodied service members with and without PTSD
- Older veterans with chronic physical illness and PTSD
- Veterans and service members with MST (military sexual trauma)
- Veterans and service members suffering from major physical illness, TBI, spinal cord injuries, and amputations
- Veterans and service members in wheelchairs
Learn the neurophysiology of PTSD and how sensory processing can be affected by war-related trauma.
Learn how to incorporate pertinent sensory integration treatment principles and techniques into a yoga class for military personnel or combat veterans to support healthy physical, emotional, and mental functioning..
Learn pranayama (breathing) techniques that are most effective in reducing the symptoms of stress and trauma.
At the end of this training, you will be able to teach an appropriate, therapeutic yoga class to any segment of the military community with appropriate mental health support as needed.
Minimum 200-hour yoga or meditation teacher training certification required.
Course Daily Schedule
12 - 6 pm: Includes course content, 2 breaks, and a practice yoga/meditation session geared towards trauma audiences. Schedule will vary daily.
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~ Thank you so much for your time, energy, and intention. The class was very organized, provided excellent materials, was on-time and gave me invaluable information. I am so glad I chose to take this course. Excellent work ladies! I would definitely recommend this class to others!
~ This course was GREAT, GREAT, GREAT !!! Thank you for the untold hours of love and devotion that have gone into developing your work and this class. The course was impeccably organized…packed with useful information…and extremely generous. It was a joy to sense how lovingly you work together.
~ I think my world has become bigger because of this class.
~ Your generosity is incredible. You have established an inspiring model of collaboration, generosity and excellence.
~ I feel better prepared in every way, not only in working with the military but also working with the homeless, bereavement groups and substance abuse groups, which are populations I am offering [classes] until now.