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FireFlex Yoga For Firefighters With Shannon McQuaide

She’s trained nearly 100 yoga teachers to lead first responder yoga classes.

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Shannon McQuaide is an entrepreneur, educator, and functional movement specialist with more than 20 years experience creating empowering instructional programs for first responders, corporations, municipalities, and public schools. She created FireFlex Yoga, a data-driven wellness program for firefighters, using science-based yoga techniques to de-escalate stress and to support peak performance in high-risk environments. Shannon comes from a “fire family” with several firefighters close to her including her father, uncle, and sister.

She pursued yoga, in addition to a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a master’s in transformational leadership. She is a functional movement trainer, a certified yoga teacher, and she’s trained nearly 100 yoga teachers to lead first responder yoga classes. As a recognized author in her industry, Shannon’s book, Yoga in the Firehouse: A Practical Guide to Better Functional Movement and Resilience, will be published Spring 2021.

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Dave Pamah is an author, podcaster and personal coach who helps people overcome resiliency. As an ex-athlete and retired firefighter, he faced many challenges with racism, bullying and dyslexia. His experience has led him to a career in helping others through personal coaching and with his book: Firefighting From Within. Dave hosts the podcast 'The Dave Pamah Show' where he highlights ways people can make improvements in their lives and other mental health topics. He says that people need to build resiliency by using mindfulness to gain some calmness in your life. Having more positivity can help you live your best life. You may contact Dave via email, dave@davepamah.com or Twitter.

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