Yoga 911 Training
Yoga911 is designed for yoga teachers who want to effectively teach yoga to First Responders and want to enhance their understanding of the First Responder mindset. In this training, participants will learn valuable mind-body skills to support the health, healing and resilience of First Responders.
In this training, teachers will be introduced to the following:
- Yoga911 health and resiliency practices
- Learn about police, fire and EMS culture
- Live shooting exercise (not mandatory)
- Yoga in various levels of fire gear
- Learn how to lead a first responder yoga class
- Learn how to conduct student intakes, evaluations and observations of students when working with first responders
- Learn how to approach and discuss yoga training with local departments
- Explore key studies, emerging research, and current health care needs and learn how to use them effectively to support your teaching and program development
ERYT200, RYT500, YACEP, Certified Warriors at Ease Trainer & Level I iRest Teacher
As a California native, Kelsy was raised by principles reflected in the eight limb path and naturally discovered the asana practice at a very young age. Her passion for the yoga lifestyle was sealed while in college where she studied with her very first “Teacher” rooted in the Hatha traditions. Yoga provided her a profound recovery after a major surgery and mindfulness and meditation opened her eyes to the amazing ability to heal using the mind-body connection. Kelsy’s teaching platform draws from over 20 years of study and experience in Medical Management, Holistic Health, Energy Medicine, Classical Yoga, MBSR and Meditation, Health Coaching and a multitude of Bodyways. Her passion remains focused on serving the members of our military, veterans, providers/caregivers and the severely underserved populations. Kelsy is the Founding Director of the Guiding Wellness Institute, Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, and Holistic Life Coach. A proud member of the American Holistic Health Association, International Association of Yoga Therapists and Yoga Alliance.
Schedule: February 7-9, 2020
Friday 5PM – 8PM
Saturday & Sunday 8AM – 5PM
Friday, February 7th: Registration: 5PM – 6PM; Program: 6PM – 8PM
Saturday, February 8th: 8AM – 5PM Saturday (60 min lunch)
Sunday, February 9th: 8AM – 5PM Sunday (60 min lunch)
Location: Guiding Wellness Institute
Trainers: Kelsy Timas, ERYT200, RYT500, YACEP, Certified Warriors at Ease Trainer & Level I iRest Teacher & Christopher Davis
Yoga 911 Founder and Facilitator
After 25+ years of service, Christopher Davis recently retired as an Assistant Chief of Police from the Fayetteville (NC) Police Department. In his last assignment, he served as the Investigative Bureau Commander and supervised over 150 employees. Davis has worked in patrol, investigations, internal affairs and the training division. Prior to law enforcement, he served 3+ years as a U.S. Army officer and served in Operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield.
In addition to his law enforcement career, Davis has worked as an adjunct criminal justice professor at Methodist University, Fayetteville State University, and currently at North Carolina Central University. He graduated from the Guiding Wellness Institute as a certified yoga instructor and has a passion for improving resilience and operational performance via yoga.
Davis has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Dayton. He is also a graduate of the 118th Session of the Officer’s Administrative Course (Southern Police Institute / University of Louisville) and the Senior Management Institute for Police (Police Executive Research Forum).
Currently, Davis works for North Carolina Central University as an Adjunct Professor and the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) as a contractor for the VALOR Program, which focuses on police officer safety, wellness and resilience.