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Yoga Teacher Training: Registration Now Open


Join FireFlex Founder Shannon McQuaide for a 3-day training near Sacramento, CA February 2-4, 2024. This one-of-a-kind training is for yoga teachers who want to learn how to deliver yoga to first responders in their communities. Anyone who wants to experience a yoga program created specifically for first responders is invited to attend. All levels are welcome.  Prior certification isn’t required and teachers with 200-hr certification can earn 12 CEC with Yoga Alliance.

  • Location: Active Wellness Center at NorthBay Health - 1020 Nut Tree Road Vacaville, CA 95687
  • Phone: 831-431-0850 
  • Dates: February 2nd (9am - 4pm), 3rd (9am - 4pm) and 4th (8am - 1pm) PST
  • What’s included: Sequencing Manual, a Copy of The Conscious Warrior: Yoga for Firefighters and First Responders plus an electronic toolkit that contains breathing practices, meditations and video of five FireFlex Yoga classes to support your practice and teaching.  
  • Closest airports: Sacramento, San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose 
  • Training Investment: $750

Without proactive interventions, like yoga, first responders and their families are vulnerable to traumatic stress disorders, compassion fatigue, and maladaptive coping strategies. Through FireFlex Yoga, first responders are learning how to strengthen their bodies, regulate their stress response and increase physical, mental, and emotional resiliency.

You’ll learn how to share the benefits of yoga with first responders and how to competently approach decision makers to make the case for why yoga needs to be a part of first responder wellness. You will deepen your knowledge of yoga sequencing and interoceptive yoga, and create evidenced-based programs. You’ll also learn how to utilize the Functional Movement Screen and 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, and create evidenced based programs to demonstrate the difference that yoga makes for first responders. 
This training will provide a behind-the-scenes look at fire culture. This understanding will help you translate the yoga experience for first responders so that it can be well received. You will learn how to apply your background in sequencing, anatomy, and meditation to personalize classes that increase functional fitness and reduce the impact of stress on first responders. You’ll also learn how to apply trauma-informed teaching principles to create an accessible and safe environment for anyone who attends your class.  

Upon successful completion of the training (17 hours), reading assignment (2 hours), and the take home exam (1 hour), Yoga Teachers with a 200-hour certification can apply to receive 12 CEC Yoga Alliance contact hours.

All attendees will receive a Training Manual that includes several step-by-step sequences for leading first responder yoga classes. You’ll also receive a copy of Shannon’s book The Conscious Warrior, and an electronic toolkit with breathing practices, meditations and video of five FireFlex Yoga classes to support your practice and teaching. 


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