Texas - Warriors at Ease Level 2 Teacher Training

January 18, 2019 @ 5:00PM — January 20, 2019 @ 5:00PM


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Warriors at Ease Level 2 Teacher Training

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This Level 2 teacher training is an opportunity for yoga and meditation teachers who've completed Warriors at Ease (WAE) Level 1 to advance their skills. Upon the successful completion of this in-person training and subsequent assignments, trainees will become fully certified Warriors at Ease Teachers.

During this training event, Level 2 Trainees will:

  • Review and be assessed on their understanding and competency of the Guidelines for Teaching a WAE Trauma-Sensitive Yoga/Meditation Class as presented in Warriors at Ease Level 1.
  • Review essential concepts regarding the neuroscience of stress and trauma as related to the role of a yoga/meditation teacher including:
    • Polyvagal Theory
    • Stress, trauma and the brain
    • Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Review the concepts of Moral Injury and Post Traumatic Growth and learn a specific model to support healing and transformation.
  • Yoga teachers will learn and practice trauma-sensitive asana sequence protocols and posture modifications which are suitable for able-bodied veterans and individuals with limited mobility.
  • Meditation teachers will learn and practice trauma-sensitive techniques proven to be accessible, safe, and effective for a military/veteran population.
  • Yoga and Meditation teachers will learn and practice teaching the WAE Health & Resiliency Techniques (HRTs) and be guided on how to use HRTs in a class or workshop setting.
  • Learn how to initiate, market, and grow a yoga and/or meditation program for warriors with the support of the WAE Teacher Network.
  • Learn about key studies, emerging research, and initiatives within the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs which are helping to advance yoga and meditation in military and veteran communities.
  • Practice iRest Yoga Nidra and other trauma-sensitive meditation techniques for self care.
Important Notes:

Teachers in this training will learn/practice/be assessed on concepts and techniques based on the population they intend to serve/are currently serving.

For example:

  • Yoga teachers serving those with limited mobility (such as amputees or individuals in wheelchairs) will focus on adaptive yoga/meditation practices.
  • Yoga teachers serving an able-bodied population will focus on trauma-sensitive techniques that support resiliency, injury recovery and prevention, as well as performance enhancement.
  • Meditation teachers will focus on how to effectively adapt the practice in which they've had formal training and experience to any military/veteran population as well as learn and practice additional techniques proven to support the health, healing and post-traumatic growth of warriors.

Prior to the Level 2 training, all registrants will receive a questionnaire that will help faculty understand trainees' goals and intent for learning.

Please note: Tuition is fully refundable up to 3 weeks from the training start date. After this date, your tuition is non-refundable but can be credited toward a future Warriors at Ease training.


Level 2 trainees MUST complete the online, self-paced Level 1 Warriors at Ease Teacher Training offered via Yoga International and present their Level 1 Certificate of Completion prior to the start of Level 2 training.

Scholarships for veterans, service members, and spouses of veterans/service members ARE available for the online Level 1 Training. Click here to apply.

WAE teachers who have previously attended a Level 1 training but have not yet completed the NEW Level 1 online training available through Yoga International must register for this course, review the portions of the course that fill gaps in their previous training, and complete the assessment at the end. Current WAE teachers (anyone who has previously taken a WAE course) may apply may for a significant discount on this training by clicking here.


Friday, Jan 18 from 5:00-8:00pm

Saturday, Jan 19 from 8:00 - 5:00pm (with 1 hour lunch break)

Sunday, Jan 20 from 8:00 - 5:00pm (with 1 hour lunch break)

Scholarship Opportunities for Level 2 Teacher Training in Texas:

Scholarships for this Level 2 training have already been awarded. Additional scholarship opportunities may become available pending additional funding. Subscribe to our newsletter to be among the first to know about these opportunities. Please note, there is LIMITED SPACE in this training and it is likely to fill up prior to the release of additional scholarships this fall/winter.