Warriors at Ease Training

The Warriors at Ease Level Two training provides three days of in-person, hands-on experience in how to teach adaptive yoga and trauma-informed meditation and mindfulness practices to the military community. Lectures are interwoven through hours of hands-on practice labs that address the most common physical and invisible injuries seen in service, including anxiety, depression, hearing loss, back pain, and loss of limb.

In this training you can expect to learn: 

  • The Warriors at Ease Techniques and Protocols for teaching a safe and effective trauma-informed, adaptive, military-specific class whether it be in a studio or clinical setting
  • In-depth information on the effects of trauma on the brain, the Polyvagal Theory, Heart Rate Variability, Moral Injury, and more
  • Multiple modifications suitable for able-bodied veterans and individuals with limited mobility, including how to effectively use props and chairs for adaptive practice–and what to do when these aren’t available.


  • Jennifer Ballou, Master Sgt., U.S. Army (Retired)
  • Alli Houseworth, Executive Director, Warriors at Ease

Warriors at Ease is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2011. Our robust, world-class training programs were created as a result of the success of these studies and directly address the unique physical and mental health challenges faced by service members, their families, and caregivers.


Alli Houseworth is the Executive Director of Warriors at Ease, the spouse of an active duty Coast Guardsman, sister of a firefighter, daughter of an Army veteran, granddaughter of career Air Force and Army veterans, and great-granddaughter of a WWI Army veteran. Prior to life as a military spouse, Alli worked as a marketing and communications professional in the nonprofit and for-profit performing arts field. Alli founded the TKTS Patron Service Representative Program in New York City, ran a $135,000 digital installation program at Woolly Mammoth Theatre company deemed by the Washington Post as “a glimpse to the future,” and has been a thought-leader and public speaker on the power of social and digital media since the early 2000s. She holds a masters degree in Producing and Theatre Management from Columbia University in New York City. 

Two years into life as a military spouse, Alli found her way to yoga as a means to reduce heightened stress, anxiety, and depression triggered by life in the military. Alli holds a 500 RYT designation from Yoga Alliance, Level 1 and 2 iRest Certifications, and is in the process of completing her Yoga Therapy certification. Within months of completing her initial yoga training Alli began studying with Warriors at Ease. For six years she has taught yoga and meditation to the military community at military fitness centers; the Army Recovery Care Program at Schofield Barracks, Ft. Belvoir, and Walter Reed; at an in-patient treatment center for substance use disorder; for unit PT; with O2X Human Performance; and with individual service members who are struggling with myriad physical and invisible injuries. 

Jennifer served for almost 21 years in the U.S. Army and capped her career as the Senior Enlisted Advisor of the U.S. Army Resilience Directorate, Army G1, Pentagon. She also served as the first Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Program Manager, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina and as First Sergeant, 257th Dental Company (Area Support), 44th Medical Brigade, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. It was during this assignment that her husband, SSG Edwardo Loredo, was killed in action.

Today Jennifer is the wife of Omari Ballou, Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Retired, and the proud mother of Alexis, Eddie, and Sophia.


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September 22 - 24, 2023


9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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