Fundamentals of Teaching Yoga and Meditation in Military Communities
Location: from your home (webinar)
1. 7 weekly webinars (90 min. each, total 10.5 hours) or
2. 3-day intensive webinar (total 10.5 hours)
(Both formats are recorded and available for later listening)
(To register – look to the right column of this page)
Feb 5 – Mar 19, 2014 (Wednesday weekly format, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm ET)
Apr 4-6, 2014 (weekend intensive)
Jul 18 – 20, 2014 (weekend intensive)
Sep 2 – Oct 14, 2014 (Tuesday weekly format, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm ET)
Fri – 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm EDT/3:00 pm – 6:30 pm PDT
Sat – 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm EDT/9:00 am – 2:30 pm PDT
Sun – 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm EDT/9:00 am – 1:30 pm PDT
Meditation teaching training or
Minimum 200 hour yoga teacher training or
Experienced health professionals on a case by case basis Who and Why:
This course is designed for three types of yoga and meditation teachers:
1. Those with no experience with the military and wish to determine if working in a military community is appropriate for them.
2. Those with no experience with the military but have a very strong desire to be of service in this venue.
3. Those who are currently working in a military community and want to learn how to teach yoga and meditation in a military setting.
- 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, 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.
Earning your Part 1 Certificate of Completion requires:
- Attending (or listening to recording) all 7 webinar lecture classes
- Participating in two hour-long discussion groups* (not recorded)
- Submitting final homework assignment
To register – look at the right hand column on this page.