Lieutenant Colonel Shaye Molendyke, a 28-year Air Force veteran, is the Creator and Director of Yogafit for Warriors and Yogafit for Warriors Kids. These trauma-informed yoga programs are designed to help and empower anyone struggling with PTSD or with unresolved physical and emotional trauma including yoga teachers, mental health workers, educators, veterans, their families, first responders, and those who help and love them. Shaye is also a yoga therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and specializes in working with groups and individuals to help process unresolved traumas including long-held childhood traumas. She earned her Master’s in Counseling from the University of Maryland in 2003 while she was in the military and spent a year working directly with veterans returning from the Iraq war on the in-patient psychiatric ward at Landstuhl base Germany. In 2012, she combined her military and counseling experience with her love of yoga into the programs she is in charge of today. Shaye remains committed and passionate about bridging the related fields of somatic-based psychotherapies and trauma-informed yoga. She is a Master Trainer for Yogafit and has led hundreds of workshops in both 200 RYT and 300 RYT programming as well as helping to develop new and creative content. Shaye has been teaching yoga since 2003 and practicing since 1998 with more than 5,000 teaching hours.