We know what you're thinking. Yoga immediately brings to mind one of two images: Either images of impossibly skinny girls in their 20s stretching on a beach or Gary from weekend graves barely fitting into his sweatpants. You do you. This week on the show the guys welcome Yoga for First Responders CEO Olivia Mead to discuss not only the benefits of yoga in the three disciplines, but to destroy some of your preconceptions about yoga and the benefits we can all reap from practicing it. In this episode, you'll discover: The benefits of yoga and why it's not "just stretching" How YFFR tailors their program to First Responders, not the other way around How to get YFFR into your agency How Olivia deals with a husband on "A" watch For full show notes and our affiliate links for the BOLO section, head to http://wyeradio.com/s3e7
Yoga Training for First Responders with Olivia Mead
Soon after deciding to teach yoga to first responders, yoga teacher Olivia Mead decided to go through fire and police academy. She wanted to develop authentic yoga classes that would resonate with -- not alienate -- first responders. She also wanted to develop yoga classes that would give first responders tools to use on the job. She wanted her classes to be directly relevant and applicable, not esoteric. Her devotion to understanding her student-base has been a great success. Mead now heads up Yoga for First Responders, a non-profit that provides on-site yoga classes and teacher training programs. In this interview, she shares her approach, how she structures classes, the language she uses and some of the success stories from her students who are on the front-lines of public safety everyday. Show notes: http://www.jasonyoga.com/podcast/episode182SHOUT-OUT TO OUR SPONSORSGet your yoga studio in a flow with Acuity Scheduling, the all-in-one scheduling tool for classes and private sessions. How Acuity works is simple: we clear the minds of busy studio owners and managers (just like you!) by handling all of the day-to-day booking and billing drudgery, freeing you up to be fully present in the moment. As a special bonus for our friends at Yogaland, your first 45 days of Acuity are 100% free – no credit card needed! All you have to do is sign up at acuityscheduling.com.Aera is a better, safer way to diffuse essential oils. Easy, press-and-play aromatherapy capsules with no mixing, heating, or cleaning needed so it doesn’t add an additional stress of another to-do to your life. For 20% off diffusers and free shipping, go to AeraforHome.com and use code YOGALAND at check out.Hydrant is more than a flavoring mix. It does have great, refreshing flavor, but the mix of key electrolytes is scientifically formulated to jump start the body’s natural hydrating process. For 25% off your first order, go to DrinkHydrant.com and enter promo code YOGALAND at checkout. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/yogaland.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Olivia Mead is the founder and CEO of Yoga For First Responders on a mission to support academy, in-service, and retired public service professionals. Olivia and team developed and offer a unique teaching protocol for first responders based on traditional Hatha combined with Trauma-Informed Yoga. With an intimate understanding of the stress of the job calling, Yoga For First Responders (YFFR) teaches resilience.
Ep. 19 with Olivia Mead, Yoga for First Responders
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On our 19th episode, Ali speaks with Olivia from Yoga for First Responders. Olivia tells us about how she got started in the yoga practice and why she decided to adapt her training specifically for firefighters. Olivia understands the assumption about yoga is that she is just teaching people to “stretch better” but she sees the benefit as the mental and neurological control that the practice of yoga gives firefighters. “The trauma, loss, death, and destruction that first responders are seeing needs to be addressed and without that we are seeing high statistics of stress-based physical and mental health problems.” Olivia tells us how a yoga practice can practically help firefighters regulate after a middle of the night call, help them rest more effectively and how to help their minds be better prepared to perform under stress. Yoga for First Responders YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBU0mRTMl-GkNjo8AAS92iw Yoga For First Responders Website: https://www.yogaforfirstresponders.org/ In Clinician's Corner Dr. Bisek talks to us about how to deal with having anxiety while on the job. Recommended Book: The Upside of Stress: https://www.amazon.com/Upside-Stress-Why-Good-You/dp/B00UVUDCKE/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+upside+of+stress&qid=1568747780&s=gateway&sr=8-1 A big thank you to our product sponsor Nyad, Inc! To be awarded a Nyad scholarship to the On the Job & Off annual membership platform please email email@example.com
Olivia Mead is the Founder and CEO of the non-profit organization, YogaShield® Yoga For First Responders® (YFFR). Yoga For First Responders® offers training that is job-specific and culturally informed for the purposes of processing stress, building resilience, and enhancing job performance. YFFR Programs include Train the Trainers, In-Service Trainings and Protocol Demos, department programs, training academy curriculum, and conference presentations around the country for Fire Service, Law Enforcement, Jail-Based Law Enforcement, EMS and Dispatch. Notable agencies who have hosted YFFR Train the Trainers and/or adopted the YFFR Protocol include: Chicago Police Department, Denver Fire Department, Kansas City Police Department, Indianapolis Fire Department, and Detroit Police Department among many others. Besides running YFFR as an organization, Olivia teaches weekly YFFR classes for several Fire and Police Departments, specifically Denver Sheriff Academy and Denver Fire Academy as well as guest teaching, speaking, and training around the country. Olivia is the recipient of the 2016 Warrior Award and Community Choice Award from Yoga Alliance International for her work with first responders and veterans/military. Olivia’s work has been featured on NowThis, 60 Second Docs, and PoliceOne's Tactical Tips. You can hear Olivia interview authorities on innovative public safety training on her Podcast, Lois Lane of Yoga. Connect with Olivia: https://www.yogaforfirstresponders.org/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jxh2-UqItc8&authuser=2 https://www.instagram.com/yogaforfirstresponders/ Connect with Nick Holderbaum: https://twitter.com/primalosophy www.primalosophy.com @primalosophy Subscribe on Itunes and leave a review - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-primalosophy-podcast/id1462578947
Olivia Mead is the founder and CEO of the non-profit organization "Yoga for First Responders". We discuss her early life, the performance industry, yoga practice, engaging the tactical community, mindfulness, addressing trauma and much more.