YFFR Teacher Training Intensives 2016
Kansas City, MO
June 20 – 22 (Level 1)
June 23 – 25 (Level 2)
*You do not need to be a yoga teacher to attend these trainings. Trainings are valuable for first responders, psychologists, therapists, yoga teachers and anyone looking to know the deeper sciences behind stress and secondary trauma and the tools to process it and become more resilient.
Level One – YFFR Instructor
June 20 – 22 Spring Savings Pricing $375 (includes materials) ends May 19
Students will receive:
- An understanding of the culture of both firefighters and police departments.
- An in-depth explanation of Post Traumatic Stress and Vicarious Traumatization, along with their manifestations.
- A deeper look at the science of yoga as it relates to trauma.
- Instruction on how to build a trauma-sensitive yoga class series.
- YFFR protocol and curriculum to bring to your local departments
- An overview of cognitive training techniques.
- Practices for self-care while serving others.
- Extensive reference materials and a thorough “Instructor Toolkit” to support you after this training as you go out to teach this program in your community. YFFR will be with you all the way.
- Three YFFR classes
- YFFR manual and “Instructor Toolkit”
10 hours of CEU credits are available through Yoga Alliance™.
Level Two – YFFR Ambassador
June 23 – 25 Spring Savings Pricing $525 (includes licensing fee for Academy Curriculum and Presentation materials) ends May 19
*Sign up for both Level 1 and Level 2 and SAVE (see below)
*Level One training required
Students will receive:
- Introduction to other police academy skills (defensive tactics and firearms)
- Deeper practices for self-care
- Eradicating Trauma from Connective Tissue
- Yin Yoga
- The Science Behind being “in the zone” and how to easily access it
- YFFR Police Academy Curriculum and how to effectively deliver it
- YFFR presentation materials and how to effectively deliver an in-service training
- Three YFFR classes and daily self-care practice
- The “Ambassador Toolkit” and becoming a YFFR Leader
- Continuing Education opportunities.
- 15 hours of CEU credits are available through Yoga Alliance™
*A few hours of outside work is required post-training be eligible for certification
Olivia Kvitne, YFFR Founder and Director
Jeff Masters, YFFR Core Faculty
Captain Darren Ivey, YFFR Core Faculty
Dove Crawford, YFFR Assistant Director
Captain Michael Hall, Independence Fire Dept., Guest Instructor
Susanne Murtha, Guest Instructor
Academy Instructors from Kansas City Police Department
Register for both Level 1 and Level 2 and SAVE! Plus receive a YFFR t-shirt.
Spring Savings Special Pricing of $849 ends May 19
What are my parking options getting to the event?
Will there be discounts on local hotels?
Yes. Information on hotel discounts and room-shares will be made available after registration.
Do I need to complete the training in order to get a certificate?
Yes. All 3 days plus testing must be completed for a certificate. Testing is not pass/fail, but for self-evaluation (Level One).
Once Level Two training is complete, outside work will include teaching YFFR classes, police/fire ride-along and essay. All must be completed to receive certificate and licensed materials (Level Two).
What does a YFFR Instructor mean?
Being a YFFR “Instructor” means have completed our first level of training. You are now able to safely and effectively offer YFFR in your local department using our Instructor Toolkit and logo.
What does a YFFR Ambassador mean?
A YFFR “Ambassador” means one has completed training levels one and two. You are now able to safely and effectively offer YFFR in police academies and directly represent YFFR in large-scale presentations using the YFFR curriculum and the Ambassador Toolkit. YFFR Academy Curriculum and Presentation are Copyright Protected and licensed to Ambassadors for use. Ambassadors are eligible to become YFFR Leaders.
What is a YFFR Leader?
A YFFR Leader is an Ambassador who wishes to take on a larger role and direct YFFR in their city or region and managing YFFR Instructors and Ambassadors. YFFR Leaders are also eligible to be paid to teach certain modules in YFFR trainings. Leaders are eligible for bonuses for trainings in their region. YFFR Leaders work directly with YFFR Founder and Director, Olivia Kvitne.
Level Two seems to be focusing more on police departments and academies. Will there be more training to teach in fire departments?
This year Level Two is focused on police academy curriculum, although most of the information in the classes for trainings are intended for police, fire, EMT, doctors and nurses.
Fire Academy Curriculum is scheduled to be out in 2017 with continuing education opportunities for YFFR Ambassadors.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?
Yes. It will be the attendee’s name that goes on the certificate.