J.D., EYT, Reiki II Practitioner, Gulf War Veteran, Founder of There & Back Again, Major, United States Army Judge Advocate General Corps
Sue Lynch, JD, E-RYT, Founder of There & Back Again, and previous owner of Charlestown Yoga Studio in Boston, Massachusetts, has served in the Judge Advocate General Corp as member of the U.S. Army Reserve for more than 27 years She is a Gulf War veteran who struggled with PTSD for nearly a decade before discovering yoga and alternative therapies.
Sue teaches yoga to combat veterans, develops comprehensive wellness programs and retreats for active duty military, Army Reserve, National Guard, VA, Vet Centers and in the communities where veterans live. She holds certifications in Reiki II, iRest Level 1 and Integrative Yoga Therapy Level 1. Her mission is to provide fellow veterans access to mind-body practices now through collaboration and “boots on the ground” efforts that empower veterans so they too can manage symptoms of combat stress, PTS, TBI and chronic pain and reconnect with themselves, their loved ones and their communities.
Co-founder of Warriors at Ease
Patricia Lillis MD, MPH, E-RYT spent 32 years in the Army Medical department as an Oncologist, ending her career having served both as a medical Commander in Iraq and working for the Army Surgeon General. A Kripalu certified yoga instructor, she is also well versed in Complementary Medicine. Her combat experience in Operation Iraqi Freedom, as well as the care of wounded veterans led her to co-found the now non-profit Warriors at Ease and serve as its first President. The organization has taught over 500 Yoga and Meditation teachers in at least seven different countries to work with their Veterans with PTSD, Traumatic Brain injuries and other War Wounds. Pat's focus is on the healing process within the individual and assisting with program development.