Warriors at Ease Train-the-Trainer Program - Colorado

September 27, 2019 @ 6:00PM — September 29, 2019 @ 5:00PM

Join us if you're interested in learning how to facilitate a WAE-style retreat!

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Learn how to facilitate a WAE-style retreat for any population!

There are currently no tickets available for this event, but you can still make a donation.


Our Train the Trainer Program is for teachers interested in learning how to facilitate a retreat, using trauma-sensitive, evidence-based practices!

Retreats can be a powerful vehicle for learning and growth. Retreats offer students the chance to shed routines and responsibilities, to enjoy the healing power of nature, to experience belonging in a safe community, to dive into supported self-reflection and to immerse themselves in yogic teachings and practices.

Facilitating a retreat effectively requires a carefully honed curriculum and advanced group facilitation skills. Warriors at Ease is excited to offer a Train-the-Trainer program that offers teachers the chance to learn both of these key components in a weekend training.

After this training, attendees will be ready to lead WAE-style retreats for active duty service members, veterans, military families and healthcare providers. Attendees will also be able to use the same curriculum and leadership skills to lead retreats with civilians suffering from stress, first responders, therapists, those who have experienced sexual trauma and more. In short, most human beings from teens to elders can benefit from taking a retreat and learning from these teachings. After taking the Train-the-Trainer program, you'll be ready to share this knowledge with them.

In this program you will learn:

  1. The seven core modules for a Warriors at Ease Retreat program
  2. How to foster a safe climate in your group through skills exercises and facilitation
  3. How to deliver "lecturettes" that are relevant and engaging to your group
  4. How to deliver ten to 15 basic but powerful evidence-based practices for nervous system regulation
  5. How to sequence and structure retreats from half-day to five-days long

In addition, you will also receive a teaching manual, student handouts and a retreat planning checklist.

This training is for:

This Train-the-Trainer program is for any Warriors at Ease teacher who would like to learn how to deliver a tested and successful retreat format -- which includes lectures, community building exercises, group facilitation and evidence-based practices.

This training is for Warriors at Ease teachers only. We will be checking all registrations to ensure this prerequisite is completed by every participant. If you're not yet a Warriors at Ease teacher, but would like to take this training, please complete our Level 1 Training first, online at yogainternational.com/wae. The cut off for completing this training is August 27, 2019. If you haven't completed our Level 1 Training by then, you will be removed from this training and issued a partial refund.


  • Warriors at Ease Level 1 Training
  • 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training


September 27, Friday: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
September 28, Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
September 29, Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Upon signing up for this program, please send your proof of 200-hour training and your Warriors at Ease Level 1 (or Level 2) training certificate to reg@warriorsatease.org


The following two locations are recommended for places to stay during this training. Please arrange all accommodations on your own and please do what works best for you.



About the Facilitator:

Robin Carnes is a leader in bringing evidence-based yoga and meditation practice into mainstream settings such as the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, Manhattan College, and Blackboard, Inc. From 2006 to 2012, Robin was a yoga and meditation instructor for a DoD acute PTSD program at Walter Reed Medical Center. Out of this work, she co-founded Warriors at Ease, which has trained 1,000-plus yoga teachers to teach safely and effectively in military communities. Robin trains healthcare providers to use mind-body tools in their work with patients and has lectured internationally on Mind-Body approaches to mental health and stress conditions.

Robin’s work has been featured in The Washington Post, Woman’s Day Magazine, Huffington Post, Yoga Journal and Army Magazine, as well as the award-winning documentary, Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue America’s Healthcare. In 2013, Robin was honored by the Smithsonian Institution for her pioneering work in bringing yoga to military communities.

In addition to her work with the military, also loves to volunteer with her therapy dog, Otis, at schools and libraries and she is a singer in a 60s-70s-80s cover band, Close Enough.

Cancellation Policy:

Please note that we do not offer full refunds for this training. A partial refund will be given based on the date of cancellation. This is to accommodate for training materials and other costs associated with the training.