Olivia  Kvitne

Olivia Kvitne

Olivia Kvitne is director of Yoga for First Responders, a program under the non-profit Give Back Yoga Foundation. Yoga for First Responders provides ongoing classes, training, lectures and resources that offer systematic applications for first responders to address the struggles of Post Traumatic Stress and Vicarious Traumatization. While living in LA, Olivia taught weekly trauma-sensitive yoga classes for the LA Fire Department (LAFD) Training Center, as well as presenting continuing education workshops on yoga and the neurological system for LAFD, and special workshops for high-ranking command staff of the LA Police Department (LAPD). Currently Olivia is an instructor at the Des Moines Police Academy, Carlisle Fire Department and the Des Moines Veterans Association. Olivia is staff writer and former Assistant Editor of LA Yoga Magazine and wrote the cover story for the inaugural issue of Yoga Iowa. Learn more at https://givebackyoga.org/programs/yoga-for-first-responders/