Yoga Warriors International™ Teacher Training

with Founder, Lucy Cimini 

Register now for our VIRTUAL Trainings On RUZUKU.COM!



IN PERSON-This  virtual training program is open to anyone who is inspired to facilitate healing to those with PTSD or Combat Stress Disorder and to professionals who work with (or would like to work with) active-duty military personnel, veterans, first responders and their families. Yoga Warriors Training topics covered include: How to start a Yoga Warriors program in your area; conducting a class for military, veterans and first responders with PTSD; develop an understanding of PTSD; reducing triggers in class; understanding the combat experience from a veterans perspective; experiencing and facilitating restorative yoga; chair yoga for those with limited mobility; the business of YWI and practice teaching a Yoga Warriors class.


In-Person Training Includes:

  • 117 page Manual YWI Teaching Certificate or Certificate of Attendance
  • Use of YWI Trademark
  • 16 CE’s offered by the National Yoga Alliance
  • Listing on the Yoga Warriors website
  • Promotional Information



To receive a Yoga Warriors International™ teacher certificate, you must be a yoga teacher certified at the 200 or 500 hour level. Otherwise, you will receive a “certificate of attendance” stating you have attended the training. If you are presently in a 200 hour training, you can become a certified YWI Yoga teacher within 2 years of taking the training after emailing or mailing a copy of your 200 hour yoga teacher certification to YWI. A Yoga Warriors training agreement will be sent to each potential Yoga Warriors International teacher prior to the training. This agreement and proof of certification must be signed and returned via email or mail before the first day of your training. The signed training agreement and proof of 200 or 500 hour teacher training certificate from a Yoga Alliance registered school is required before receiving your Yoga Warriors International teacher certificate.

* Please note: Some yoga experience is recommended. Many mental health professionals have found great value in this alternative non-pharmaceutical treatment modality! 

 Please email with any questions

Cancellation policy for the In-Person trainings:

All monies will be refunded in full (less a $50 processing fee) if you cancel up to 3 days prior to your arrival date. No credit or refund is available if you cancel 1 or 2 days in advance of the workshop’s day of arrival, if you do not show up, or if you leave an event early for any reason. Central Mass Yoga and Yoga Warriors reserves the right to cancel any program, training or workshop at any time. In this event, you will be given a complete refund. Please email with any questions about training.


“Excellent!  Loved starting off with a practice with the veterans and listening to Michael.”    Susan Andersen 2018

“I loved it!  I feel more informed about trauma and leading yoga for people who experience PTS and TBI. ”  Cathy Kilcoyne 2018

“First, thanks for your generosity and kindness.  Easy to follow schedule.  Just the right amount of time  giving us the beginning knowledge to move forward.  I feel ready!”  Yuval Gonen 2018

“I really enjoyed The Yoga Warriors training.  Lucy and Mandi were very clear on how the affirmations and the asanas worked together and the benefits they provide to the warriors. ” Joanne      Antetomaso 2018

“As a clinician, not a yoga teacher, I felt very welcome and accepted. I felt comfortable asking basic questions and felt respected. I have a deeper understanding of how to integrate Yoga and movement into mental health practice and more confident in my ability to do so. ” Rebecca Raphael , 2017

“The training was incredible! Practicing with the veterans was a very moving experience. Hearing their stories about how yoga helped them in their lives reaffirms my desire to teach veterans.” Christine Cline, 2017

“Valuable training. Lucy and Sue you should be so proud of the wonderful work that you have put into this, and the positive impact that you have had on so many lives. I loves the authenticity.” Laura DeGroot, 2017

“Excellent format, well organized, very well documented manual. Love the lesson plan.” Anne Rath, 2017

“I loved the practice teaching, powerpoint, chair yoga, PTSD information and the business and marketing ideas! It was well organized. It was a great experience.” Alex Julian -March 2015 YWI training

“Everything was awesome! Having the vets speak gave insight right away.”Suze Obert-March YWI trainig 2015

“Enjoyed hearing that the affirmations were a big part of the practice, listening to the speaker, video of the gentleman in Walmart, creating lesson plans”Sue Medeiros-March 2015 YWI training

“Meeting people with similar passions and seeing complementary therapy developed to help and support people impacted by PTSD. Teaching part was helpful and gave exposure to the pros and cons of the poses” Katherine Corbett-March 2015 YWI training

“I thoroughly enjoyed the PTSD and the Mind Body Connection training that you recently hosted in Portland, Oregon. I was amazed at how much knowledge I received in two days. You have developed this curriculum with clarity and an ease of understanding and one that motivates us to offer healing through yoga. I am inspired by your compassionate wisdom. Thank you so much for your dedication. The positive affirmations are so instrumental. Thank you for providing the e-mail list as it will certainly help to create a network of sharing.” Jana York, Camp Zama, Japan June 2013 YWI training