Since June 2013, Circle Y Yoga Ranch has been offering a weekly breathing, stretching, balancing and meditation workshops at no charge for veterans and 1st responders. It is a closed group where there is freedom to release and let go in the company of brothers.
WARRIORS AT EASE
Training every Monday, 1:30 - 2:30 pm
*Please note a training recess June 10th & 17th, 2019
Teaching at Texas Army National Guard in Weatherford, Texas.
WARRIORS AT EASE
ADaptive, Resilience & Restorative Training
Available for Police & Fire Department Personnel
WARRIORS AT EASE Trauma-Informed Training
Adaptive, Resilience & Restorative Training (ARRT) is a coordinated care program using experienced-based, trauma-informed yoga (TIY) techniques that help meet and overcome challenges of stress and trauma commonly experienced in this line of work. ARRT is an exclusive community to enhance the practitioner's ability to perform better at their job. Mind-body skills are non-evasive, drug-free, complementary and an alternative medicine (CAM) that offers integrative health practice options as an adjunctive treatment for post-traumatic stress. Using these skills promote healthy and safe interactions with the body that may have become disconnected through trauma.
Regularly practiced workshops increase fitness levels and situational awareness of the body's 'internal environment'. Exercises concentrate on reconnecting breath, body and mind through science and experience-based techniques that promote greater focus, patience and self-awareness. When self-aware, one is better able to take other's perspective into account. This awareness is essential in reading and de-escalating threatening situations.
The various techniques can become tools on and off the job. They help mitigate stressors that arise from traumatic experiences. These tools help balance tension, stress and trauma by self-regulating the body away from a "fight or flight" response to a "rest and digest" mode of being. Numerous studies show the benefits and are helpful when rolling off shifts and into 'home-life'. As a result, mindfulness skill are now being integrated throughout the military, civil law enforcement, first responder agencies, corporations, in various training curricula, in schools and in hospital in-service programs to help promote equanimity. The department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense, Walter Reed Medical Center, BAMC, USMC, overseas FOBs are just a few places pursuing these techniques.
WARRIORS AT EASE LEVEL 2 TRAINING
KILLEEN, TEXAS JANUARY 2019 AT LIFE MOVES YOGA.
A most impressive array of professionals constituted 24 teachers from across the U.S. who came together near Fort Hood, one of the largest military installations in the world for a weekend of advanced training. WAE curriculum further elevate post-traumatic stress yoga classes specific to military and military families. WAE faculty members Beth Funk and Kelsy Timas lead this group of vast experienced professionals and military veteran teachers.