Introduction to Yoga for Emergency Medical Services

Tuesday, October 5
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM 
Speaker:
Olivia Mead, E-RYT 500, YACEP

Yoga For First Responders (YFFR) offers EMS providers and first responders a systematic solution to known issues that are a result of the cumulative stress of the job. Through tactical breath work techniques, physical drills, and mobility training combined with self-regulation and mental resiliency techniques, this training can give EMS providers and first responders the skill set to not only protect themselves from Post Traumatic Stress, heart attack, sleep disorders, and common injuries, but also the ability to process stress in a manner that leads to growth rather than depletion. Key takeaways include techniques for regulating the nervous system, drills for preventing injury and increasing mobility, and education on how yoga can successfully be implemented into EMS and first responder training.