May
5
Tue
Spring Retreat with Molly Birkholm & Swami Kashi @ Kashi Ashram
May 5 – May 11 all-day
Join us for a Warriors at Ease Retreat that offers a deep dive into the practices of yoga, meditation, and yoga philosophy! This retreat is special because it’s a civilian-veteran retreat, designed to bring people together for a week of personal reflection, transformation and growth. Through this unique combination, participants will have the opportunity to learn from one another and develop a deeper sense of connection amidst deep practice.

Attendees can expect a daily program that includes yoga, iRest Yoga Nidra, Vedanta lectures, silent meditation, breathing practices, creativity practices, vegetarian food, personal reflection time, and community fun with fellow attendees. There will be two days of silence during the week, in which participants are invited to adhere to Mauna (Sanskrit for “silence” throughout the day’s activities.

The focus is on going deep into the practices of yoga and meditation. There will be no difference in participation between veterans, civilians or providers of the retreat. We are all in this together, we will all be doing the practices. We will all be sharing in the experience.

This retreat is open to veterans and civilians who already have a regular meditation and yoga practice and are interested in an advanced retreat. This retreat will maintain a strict retreat schedule. It is rigorous but we are inviting people who are serious practitioners and who from their own personal interest want to experience Advanced Retreat.

6:00 a.m. – Wake Up
6:30 a.m. – Chanting, Pranayama (breathing) & Silent Meditation
8:00 a.m. – Breakfast
10 a.m. – Morning Yoga
12:00 p.m. – Lunch
1:00 p.m. – Outdoor Time or Activities
2:00 p.m. – Yoga Philosophy Talk & Discussion
4:00 p.m. – Afternoon Yoga & iRest Yoga Nidra
6:00 p.m. – Dinner
7:00 p.m. – Evening Program & Meditation
10:00 p.m. – Lights Out

Costs:

Through the generosity of private donor, the tuition for this retreat is covered for both civilians and veterans. Veterans need to cover only their travel expenses and civilians need to cover their travel and accommodation expenses at the Ashram. Kashi Ashram is a sweet place, which is carefully maintained by beautiful souls and on a gorgeous piece of property. The food is vegetarian and delicious; much of it is grown on the property. Vegan and gluten-free options are available. Please advise of other dietary restrictions. There will be a shuttle bus departing from the Miami Airport. Times will be announced directly to retreat participants. If you’re able to make it onto to this shuttle, transport to/from Miami is included. If you cannot make the shuttle, you will need to arrange your own transportation to the ashram.

For more information on accommodation costs at Kashi Ashram, please click here.

To register, please email Betsy Diller, the retreat coordinator, at retreats@warriorsatease.org. 

Please be advised that retreats typically fill up right away and have a waiting list. If you would like to attend, please do not delay!

Facilitators:

Molly Birkholm is a yoga and meditation teacher trainer, professional speaker, consultant and author, She is the co-founder of Warriors at Ease and has helped pioneer evidence-based trauma-sensitive yoga and meditation programs for PTSD in the military and other communities affected by trauma and stress. Molly’s stress management programs, resilience training and trauma treatment programs are used by leaders and top organizations. Molly teaches trainings and retreats around the world and also online on The Great Courses and as the host of the Women’s Empowerment Initiative on Yoga International. www.mollybirkholm.com

Swami Kashi is a former Israeli Commando and currently a monk who lives in Rishikesh, India and teaches all over the world. He’s known for his unique ability to transmit deep philosophical truths in a clear, entertaining and joyful way through vivid stories and illustrations. His down-to-Earth approach and loving nature make him an idea bridge between ancient yogic teachings and modern western audiences. www.heartpilgrim.org

Jun
21
Sun
Yoga Nidra Teacher Training – France @ Ashram de Yoga Sivananda
Jun 21 – Jun 26 all-day

Registration coming soon!

Share the practice of deep relaxation to help with everyday challenges.

Yoga Nidra is a guided form of meditation that is easy to learn, practice, and share with other people. This training course is designed to give you the experiential, philosophical, theoretical, and spiritual understanding of Yoga Nidra that you can use for your own personal healing practice or with clients and students.

Discover how to experience peace and equanimity amidst all of life’s unique challenges. In this training, you will:

  • Learn how to lead Yoga Nidra guided meditation practices
  • Experience how the koshas (Sanskrit for ‘veils’ or ‘layers of consciousness’) create the structure of a Yoga Nidra practice
  • Discover how Yoga Nidra can be a pathway to explore both what is present in your body and mind, as well as deep states of meditation
  • Experience how you can use the practice of Yoga Nidra to work with challenging emotions and beliefs
  • Explore the spiritual and philosophical roots of Yoga Nidra
  • Learn what the clinical research reveals about how Yoga Nidra, mindfulness, and meditation practices affect the body and mind
  • Gain an understanding of how to share Yoga Nidra for trauma, anxiety, sleep, pain relief, and other unique applications and populations
  • Explore how to live Yoga Nidra throughout your day-to-day life.

This training is open to everyone, and may be of particular interest to therapists, mental-health practitioners, teachers, yogis, body workers, and health-care providers.

Jun
29
Mon
Yoga Nidra Teacher Training – Austria @ Sivananda Yoga Retreat House
Jun 29 – Jul 4 all-day

Registration coming soon!

Share the practice of deep relaxation to help with everyday challenges.

Yoga Nidra is a guided form of meditation that is easy to learn, practice, and share with other people. This training course is designed to give you the experiential, philosophical, theoretical, and spiritual understanding of Yoga Nidra that you can use for your own personal healing practice or with clients and students.

Discover how to experience peace and equanimity amidst all of life’s unique challenges. In this training, you will:

  • Learn how to lead Yoga Nidra guided meditation practices
  • Experience how the koshas (Sanskrit for ‘veils’ or ‘layers of consciousness’) create the structure of a Yoga Nidra practice
  • Discover how Yoga Nidra can be a pathway to explore both what is present in your body and mind, as well as deep states of meditation
  • Experience how you can use the practice of Yoga Nidra to work with challenging emotions and beliefs
  • Explore the spiritual and philosophical roots of Yoga Nidra
  • Learn what the clinical research reveals about how Yoga Nidra, mindfulness, and meditation practices affect the body and mind
  • Gain an understanding of how to share Yoga Nidra for trauma, anxiety, sleep, pain relief, and other unique applications and populations
  • Explore how to live Yoga Nidra throughout your day-to-day life.

This training is open to everyone, and may be of particular interest to therapists, mental-health practitioners, teachers, yogis, body workers, and health-care providers.

Molly Birkholm