Events


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September 27-29, 2019

Warriors at Ease Retreat Leader Train the Trainer

Colorado State University, Ft Collins, CO

Our Train the Trainer Program is for teachers interested in learning how to facilitate a retreat, using trauma-sensitive, evidence-based practices!

Retreats can be a powerful vehicle for learning and growth. Retreats offer students the chance to shed routines and responsibilities, to enjoy the healing power of nature, to experience belonging in a safe community, to dive into supported self-reflection and to immerse themselves in yogic teachings and practices.

Facilitating a retreat effectively requires a carefully honed curriculum and advanced group facilitation skills. Warriors at Ease is excited to offer a Train-the-Trainer program that offers teachers the chance to learn both of these key components in a weekend training.

After this training, attendees will be ready to lead WAE-style retreats for active duty service members, veterans, military families and healthcare providers. Attendees will also be able to use the same curriculum and leadership skills to lead retreats with civilians suffering from stress, first responders, therapists, those who have experienced sexual trauma and more. In short, most human beings from teens to elders can benefit from taking a retreat and learning from these teachings. After taking the Train-the-Trainer program, you’ll be ready to share this knowledge with them.

In this program you will learn:

    • The seven core modules for a Warriors at Ease Retreat program
    • How to foster a safe climate in your group through skills exercises and facilitation
    • How to deliver “lecturettes” that are relevant and engaging to your group
    • How to deliver ten to 15 basic but powerful evidence-based practices for nervous system regulation
    • How to sequence and structure retreats from half-day to five-days long

In addition, you will also receive a teaching manual, student handouts and a retreat planning checklist.

This training is for:

This Train-the-Trainer program is for any Warriors at Ease teacher who would like to learn how to deliver a tested and successful retreat format — which includes lectures, community building exercises, group facilitation and evidence-based practices.

Prerequisites:

    • Warriors at Ease Level 1 Training
    • 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Schedule:

September 27, Friday: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
September 28, Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
September 29, Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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October 5, 2019    1-4:30pm     $60

Essential Self-Care Tools for Thriving in Challenging Times

Willow Street Yoga Center in Takoma Park, MD

Personally and collectively, we all experience periods of life that test our character and capacity to cope. Whether we are able to learn and grow as we meet these challenges or feel victimized by circumstances beyond our control may rest largely on the way we treat ourselves in the process. In this workshop, we will look at how “strategic self-care” can play a game-changing role in our ability to thrive and be flexible with what life brings. The heart of the workshop will be experiential practice of a variety of essential self-care practices that research shows to promote resilience.

No prior yoga or meditation experience required.

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November 8-11, 2019
iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation Immersion
Yogaville, Buckingham, VA
 
 

Come join us for this iRest Yoga Nidra Immersion event where you will learn the principles and practice of iRest Yoga Nidra meditation and experience the variety of ways iRest can be used on and off the mat.

This iRest Immersion event is open to everyone; both experienced iRest practitioners and newcomers alike wishing to sample the fullness iRest has to offer for health, healing, and wholeness of being.

About iRest Yoga Nidra
iRest Yoga Nidra is a research-based meditation, relaxation and healing protocol. The practice of iRest enables you to deeply calm your nervous system, integrate difficult thoughts & emotions, and offers a portal for awakening to your essential nature. iRest meditation is both an excellent personal practice as well as adjunctive practice for healthcare & healing professionals. Research shows iRest effectively reduces stress, insomnia, anxiety, depression, chronic pain & post-traumatic stress disorder, and enhances joy, equanimity & wellbeing in daily life.

Through experiential practice and dynamic dialogue:

-Learn the 10-Step iRest Protocol to enhance your personal meditation practice
-Explore how to integrate the practices of iRest into daily life
-Foster well-being and resiliency from stress & anxiety
-Experience BodySensing in movement
-Practice BreathSensing for resiliency, increased energy and relaxation
-Learn to skillfully meet difficult emotions and beliefs in daily life
-Access an inner resource of well-being, ease, security and peace
-Awaken to your essential wholeness

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November 14-17, 2019         $400 

Secrets of Interplay: Unlock the Wisdom of Your Body

with Kate Amoss and Robin Carnes

Seekers Church, Takoma Park, MD

Learn how you can use the tools and ideas of InterPlay to unlock the wisdom of your body. Get your body, mind, heart, and spirit all on the same page. Learn about yourself through connection and community. Create more ease and fun in your life. Be a more open channel for creative expression of all kinds by opening into what is coming through you in the moment.

This multiple-day event will give you direct experience in many aspects of the InterPlay system. It is also an important element of the InterPlay Life Practice Program which we will be offering in Washington, DC starting in December 2019 as a follow up to this Secrets of InterPlay event.

This fun weekend could just radically change your life.

Continuing Education Opportunities: CEUs available for Mental Health Professionals

For more info, click the link.

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December 6-8, 2019   $295
iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation Immersion

Guiding Wellness, Fayetteville, NC

Come join us for this iRest Yoga Nidra Immersion event where you will learn the principles and practice of iRest Yoga Nidra meditation and experience the variety of ways iRest can be used on and off the mat.

This iRest Immersion event is open to everyone; both experienced iRest practitioners and newcomers alike wishing to sample the fullness iRest has to offer for health, healing, and wholeness of being.

About iRest Yoga Nidra
iRest Yoga Nidra is a research-based meditation, relaxation and healing protocol. The practice of iRest enables you to deeply calm your nervous system, integrate difficult thoughts & emotions, and offers a portal for awakening to your essential nature. iRest meditation is both an excellent personal practice as well as adjunctive practice for healthcare & healing professionals. Research shows iRest effectively reduces stress, insomnia, anxiety, depression, chronic pain & post-traumatic stress disorder, and enhances joy, equanimity & wellbeing in daily life.

Through experiential practice and dynamic dialogue:

-Learn the 10-Step iRest Protocol to enhance your personal meditation practice
-Explore how to integrate the practices of iRest into daily life
-Foster well-being and resiliency from stress & anxiety
-Experience BodySensing in movement
-Practice BreathSensing for resiliency, increased energy and relaxation
-Learn to skillfully meet difficult emotions and beliefs in daily life
-Access an inner resource of well-being, ease, security and peace
-Awaken to your essential wholeness

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December 14, 2019 – June 13, 2020 – One Saturday per Month  $2250*

The Interplay Life Practice Program with Kate Amoss and Robin Carnes

Seekers Church, Takoma Park, MD

Create more ease, community, grace, energy, and joy in all parts of your life. Uncover the deep resources of your “body wisdom.” Explore new life possibilities in a community that says “yes!”to you.

The Life Practice Program will lead you to deep places in your life—the places that feed, nourish, and energize you. This practice creates powerful connections with others in a community that is open and accepting. It helps you open to the creative flow of life that is coming through you uniquely — in all aspects of your life.

The Washington DC InterPlay® Life Practice Program includes seven Saturdays from December through June.

It begins with a The Secrets of InterPlay, a multiple-day retreat where you will be immersed in the InterPlay philosophy and practice, November 7-10, 2019

In each of the sessions we learn about InterPlay Tools and deepen our practice of the InterPlay Forms. Additionally, each participant will have three opportunities to be mentored individually. The learning and playing are very experiential. In between the meetings, you will be reading and writing reflections to deepen and strengthen your experience.

This is a LIFE CHANGING Experience! Join us!

CEUs available for Mental Health Professionals

For more info, exact dates, and pricing,  contact Robin at rdcarnes@gmail.com

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February 1-2, 2019   12:30-6pm each day. $199

Unleashing Your Creative Flow: Interplay, iRest and Imagery

Willow Street Yoga Center in Silver Spring, MD

Whether you are a mathematician, a painter, an administrator, or a social scientist, everyone has a creative capacity. Our creativity helps us see problems in new ways and recognize and implement innovative solutions, and it sparks new ideas and possibilities—something this world needs much more of, in every realm. However, we need to nourish our creativity or stress and other factors will gradually impede our flow.

In this experiential workshop, we will experiment with a variety of exercises designed to help you access your creative gifts. iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation is an evidence-based approach to guided meditation that opens the flow of energy and self-healing. Interplay is a structured system of exercises designed to unlock the body’s wisdom.

This workshop is for you if you feel stuck in a rut, uninspired, OR just want to experience even more of benefits of creative flow in your life and work. Step out of your routine and into a greater sense of vitality and possibility (oh yes, and fun!).

No prior yoga or meditation experience required.

 

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