Without proactive interventions, like yoga, first responders are vulnerable to traumatic stress disorders, compassion fatigue, and maladaptive coping strategies. Through FireFlex Yoga, first responders are learning how to strengthen their bodies, breath, and attention to increase physical, mental, and emotional resiliency.
FireFlex Yoga is the only yoga program for first responders that utilizes the Functional Movement Screen and Stress Assessment. Through this teacher training program, you will learn the FireFlex Yoga methodology, including how to use the data assessment to collect and present results that matter most to first responders and their employers.
You will also receive a behind-the-scenes look at fire culture and personality. Having this background and understanding will help you translate the yoga experience for first responders, so that it will be well received. You will learn how to apply your background in asana, anatomy, and meditation to develop specific sequences that increase functional fitness and reduce the impact of stress and traumatic events on the bodies and minds of first responders. You’ll also learn the signs and symptoms of traumatic stress and how to approach yoga teaching from a trauma-sensitive perspective.
FireFlex Yoga certification earns 12 CEC contact hours with Yoga Alliance.