January 30, 2021 @ 2:00PM — 5:00PM
Are you having trouble engaging Military Veterans in your yoga classes? Or, do you have Veterans in class but are not sure whether they have PTSD or something else might be going on? Many Veterans are struggling with Military Moral Injury© and not PTSD. Join us and we will show you how to see the difference, and what to do then. This workshop is a virtual experience due to Covid-19. We will teach how to engage military veterans and first responders - as a group - by focusing on Military Moral Injury repair on the mat. This is a follow-up to our Webinar on Yoga that was conducted this summer and can be found on our website: https://trrhelp.org/webinars-video/
Post deployment, many Military veterans have lost their sense of self. This can be because of what they have done during combat operations or because they suffered disruption of unit cohesion due to combat losses. It can also be because they returned to their home communities by themselves. Working with them in groups on the mat is a way to re-establish the connections that kept them alive in combat, without which many of them cannot survive reintegration into society.
Well-conducted yoga classes for veterans can help them develop a common purpose. At war, veterans’ unit cohesion serves the common purpose of mission accomplishment. At home, learning to be part of a new group serves the common purpose of a different mission: living in family and contributing to society.
TRR has been saving Military Veterans’ lives since 2013.
This training will be recorded in three parts so that participants may purchase it, and watch it in sections, as convenient.
Mary Coleman, E-RYT 500
Mary Coleman is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with an approved and active Registered Yoga School (RYS).
Mary believes that the complete practice of yoga provides a powerful foundation for restoring wholeness. Mary is honored to work with active duty military and veterans who have PTSD, traumatic brain injury and Moral Injury at Trauma and Resiliency Resources, Inc.'s Warrior Camp® Program.
Mary is the owner/founder of Cherished Soul Yoga, Health & Life Coaching in Columbus (Ohio). Mary offers the full practice of yoga to her clients along with health and life coaching. Mary believes strongly that the practice of yoga empowers the practitioner to live a life of purpose and value. She works with individuals to determine their true purpose and potential and empowers them to put that purpose into action.
Eva J. Usadi, MA, BCD
Eva Usadi is the Founder and Executive Director of Trauma and Resiliency Resources, and the Clinical Director of its award-winning Warrior Camp® program.
Ms. Usadi is Certified as an Equine Assisted Psychotherapist, an EMDR Therapist and Consultant, a Sensorimotor Psychotherapist and a Group Psychotherapist. She holds a Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies from the Trauma Center in Boston, MA.
She is an approved provider for TRICARE, a Military Family Life Consultant, a POPPA clinician for NYPD, a contract therapist with the FDNY and a preferred provider for Doctors Without Borders. She is a Himalayan Institute Trained 200-hour yoga teacher.
In private practice in NYC, Ms. Usadi specializes in the assessment and treatment of PTSD, Complex PTSD and Moral Injury. She has presented at national and international conferences for well over a decade, as well as to Veteran Service Organizations in NYC and elsewhere. She is the daughter of a World War II Veteran.