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.