CE Workshop | Yoga for Veterans: The Kosha Model, Yoga Nidra, and Post-Combat Recovery

November 30, 2021, 10am ET

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About This Workshop

Dr. Stephen Graham PT, DPT, RYT 500 and Charles Noel LCSW, RYT 500 are both combat Veterans and now serve as employees at Tennessee Valley Healthcare System within the Veteran’s Healthcare Administration. Their shared experience of recovery after combat inspired them to team up to support other Veterans re-connect to their personal missions after service. This workshop explores how they apply the Koshas and Yoga Nidra to this population at all stages of their yogic journeys.

About the Presenters

Hailie has been with Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) for four years. Before joining the Whole Health team, Hailie worked at Middle Tennessee State University as a research assistant with a background in Exercise Science, working with participants with spinal cord injuries and underwater treadmill therapy. After three years of research, Hailie transitioned to the Veterans Affairs (VA) where she currently serves as the Administrative Officers of Whole Health. Hailie is a board-certified health and wellness coach as well as a certified 200-hour yoga teacher and currently serves as a faculty member for the TVHS health and wellness coaching course. She is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executive's and is an active member of the Middle Tennessee Chapter. Hailie is currently pursuing her MBA through the University of North Alabama (UNA) and is on track to graduate in December 2021.

Stephen Graham is an Operation Enduring Freedom Veteran, where he served as an Army Aviation Officer in Special Operations. After his eight years of Active Duty Service he completed his training as RYT-200 in 2007. In 2012 he completed a Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Belmont University, soon after he joined the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2013. Dr. Graham is an ABPTS Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedics, as well as a certified Vestibular specialist through Emory University. He has obtained certification as a Therapeutic Neuroscience Pain Specialist and as a post graduate Fellow in pain neuroscience through Evidence in Motion. Additionally, Dr. Graham is a nationally board certified health and wellness coach, a HeartMath™ Certified Trainer, and a Level 2 iRest™ teacher. Stephen serves as the Section Chief of Physical Therapy Services in the Complementary and Integrative Health Clinics throughout Tennessee Valley Health Care System. Dr. Graham is also a registered yoga teacher and continuing education provider through the Yoga Alliance, and serves as a lead instructor in the TVHS Yoga University.

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