YOGA FOR FIRST RESPONDERS
Supported. Protected. Prepared.
Tactical Training | Stress Management
WHAT IS YOGA FOR FIRST RESPONDERS?
YogaShield® Yoga For First Responders® (YFFR) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing yoga training that is job specific and culturally informed. The techniques and drills taught using YFFR’s unique protocol trains in a skill set for:
Processing the inevitable stress of a career in emergency services
Building mental, physical, and emotional resilience
Enhancing optimal levels of job performance from decision making in stressful situations to tactical skills
YogaShield Yoga For First Responders builds elite Firefighters, Law Enforcement Officers, Emergency Medical Technicians, Telecommunicators, and military members for a long, survivable, and rewarding career. YFFR ensures the long-term sustainability of our classes and stress management trainings in department and academy settings through systematic programming that is operationally sound. You can support these trainings and programs through our Ongoing Fundraising Campaign instantly.
YFFR certified Ambassadors represent YFFR at events to provide a culturally informed, job-specific introduction to yoga, mindfulness, and resilience, making it clear how YFFR Protocol trains well-rounded, elite and survivable responders who operate at optimal levels of performance when the pressure is on.
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GETTING STARTED WITH YOGA FOR FIRST RESPONDERS
Does your Department want elite responders?
Are you ready for your personnel to be healthy physically, mentally and psychologically for their entire careers?
Do you currently have a stress management training system for Reducing Stress, Building Resilience and Enhancing Performance?
What people are saying
“Some individuals may see yoga as a female-only practice, which clashes with the male-dominated environment. If they think you are doing “easy” workouts like practicing yoga, they may assume you can’t handle the intense physical requirements of their jobs. YFFR works to combat these concerns. YFFR looks at the WHY behind yoga, which is vital for Type-A personalities. The science behind YFFR goes a long way to show first responders why yoga is much more than just about flexibility.”
-Amber Diagostine | Denver Public Safety 911 Dispatcher
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Our approach to DE&I is simple: everybody is essential to serve every body.
YFFR was founded in spite of the underrepresentation and misinformation about the communities we connect and serve. YFFR thrives thanks to a diverse blend of backgrounds, experiences, and minds and a commitment to diversity and inclusivity, both internally and outward-facing. Yoga For First Responders provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability, veteran status or any other protected category under federal, state and local law.