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Become a teacher

Yoga Warriors teacher training is designed to provide advance knowledge and practical tools for yoga teachers working with combat veterans diagnosed with Combat and Operational Stress Reaction (COSR) or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).


The Yoga Warriors method skillfully integrates concepts from yoga therapy, traditional yoga philosophy, and psychology, with current scientific knowledge of the body and mind to promote health and well-being.


This program is for certified yoga teachers registered with the Yoga Alliance at the 200 hour level (minimum).


Open to certified yoga teachers inspired to facilitate healing to those with PTSD or Combat Stress Disorder and to certified yoga teachers who work with (or would like to work with) active-duty military personnel or veterans. Only certified yoga teachers will be qualified to teach the Yoga Warriors program in a classroom setting.


*Those that are not certified yoga teachers are invited to attend and will receive a “certificate of attendance” which may be applied towards yoga certification if you decide to go through a 200 hr program and become registered with the National Yoga Alliance within 2 years.

Topics Included:

  • PTSD and COSR-definitions, causes & symptoms

  • Learn assisting and modification skills.

  • The General Principles of the Yoga Warriors Method

  • Hatha yoga postures and sequencing strategies specific to PTSD or COSR

  • Effective pranayama techniques (breathing exercises) to reduce hyperarousal

  • How to integrate positive affirmations for healing into the yoga practice.

  • How to integrate some basic treatment principles into your yoga classes to maximize healing.

  • How to use restorative yoga in a therapeutic setting.

  • How to provide trauma-sensitive yoga, cultivating observational skills and responding to the unique challenges of this population.

  • How to set up a Yoga Warriors program in your area

  • How to reach out and make contacts

  • Ethical guidelines to practice

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