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Tuesday, October 30 • 8:00am - 12:00pm
Processing Stress and Building Resilience Through Yoga

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Attendees will be introduced to the original intention behind the practice of yoga, why it’s beneficial specifically to first responders as well as addressing the misconceptions about yoga and how these misconceptions have isolated the first responder culture from this useful tool. Following this introduction, attendees will be familiarized with the science of how the nervous system and brain function and is affected by this line work. It will be explained how these effects can either be debilitating, or, by changing the experience of stress enhance abilities and longevity of one’s career as well as fulfillment in life as a whole. The second half of the training will speak to Yoga For First Responders Protocol specifically and how to take these principles from strategic to tactical and apply them to other skills as well as in training. Attendees will understand how our method is directed to fit into the fabric of first responder culture as well as practical ways to implement this skill set immediately into one's department and training methods. Attendees will then get to experience a demo class so they can walk away from this training with self-regulation exercises to practice immediately.

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Olivia Kvitne, ERYT 500, YACEP

CEO, Yoga for First Responders
Olivia Kvitne, ERYT 500, YACEP has been a yoga instructor since 2003 having studied with masters throughout the U.S. and India, obtaining the highest accreditation for yoga education and instruction. In 2011, after working with military and veterans diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress... Read More →

Tuesday October 30, 2018 8:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Room 208A