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Olivia Kvitne, ERYT 500, YACEP

Yoga for First Responders
CEO
Des Moines, IA
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, she launched YogaShield Yoga For First Responders (YFFR) --a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization-- at the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) with department psychologist and head of the Department of Behavioral Health, Dr. Robert Scott.  At LAFD, she taught weekly YFFR classes and presented in-service trainings on yoga and the neurological system. She presented for command staff of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). She continues to work with LAPD for internal training, and presents at professional conferences, including the IACP Conference.

Currently she teaches YFFR for several Public Safety Departments, Des Moines Veterans Association, Iowa Army National Guard, Unites States Air Force, Des Moines Police Academy, Iowa Law Enforcement Academy, and Warren County Fire Academy. She also provides in-service trainings and guest instruction for academies, professional conferences, and military around the country.