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F.R.Y. is

A Corporation offering services across Canada

A Registered Federal Government Vendor
An experienced service provider with First Responder experience in the area of wellbeing

A promoter of community support for an “equilibrium practice for a better life” movement
Giving Back to Those Who Serve

F.R.Y. is the creation of Sasy Cacace and Julia Long. The project was over a year in development and resulted in “F.R.Y. First Responders’ Yoga. The Book”,

Available on Amazon.

F.R.Y. The Method, outlined in The Book, is the culmination of interviews with First Responders, literature reviews and studies related to injuries of First Responders, our fitness training and yoga education, all merged with our own personal practice and direct experience as a First Responder.

Plus, during our interviews with First Responders they
recognized that their dispatchers were also under stress and could benefit as well from the education and tools set out in F.R.Y.. For this reason, we acknowledge and service not only the First Responders (Police Officers, Firefighters, and Paramedics) but also their dispatch and management.

F.R.Y. The App

“F.R.Y. The APP is the digital representation of “F.R.Y. First
Responders’ Yoga. The Book” bringing the tool box to First
Responders anytime, anywhere.”

Outlined in The Book, is the culmination of interviews with First Responders, literature reviews and studies related to injuries of First Responders, our fitness training and yoga education, all merged with our own personal practice and direct experience as a First Responder.

Plus, during our interviews with First Responders they recognized that their dispatchers were also under stress and could benefit as well from the education and tools set out in F.R.Y.. For this reason, we acknowledge and service not only the First Responders (Police Officers, Firefighters, and Paramedics) but also their dispatch and management.

We ARE the right people to bring the tools of
F.R.Y. The Method to First Responders.

YOUR LEAD EDUCATORS & CO-FOUNDERS:

Sasy Cacace

Sasy is a former Italian Police Detective and chief who has spent 20 years serving the Italian Government in the field of crime and narcotics. Knowing very well the stress and all the consequences that First Responder service can bring into the personal life of every single officer or member, Sasy was inspired to offer training for First Responders.

Drawing on his past in law enforcement and the knowledge he developed since 2005 in
the fields of meditation, stress reduction, Yoga and trauma-informed movement, Sasy realized F.R.Y. is of value to paramedics, firefighters, police officers who put their lives at risk everyday on duty, and dispatchers who support them.

He is an Experienced Registered Yoga Alliance Instructor (E RYT-500) and a Yoga
Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP)
He is the author of “The Key to Happiness” and “Yin Yoga”.
Connect with him on LinkedIn,
Sasy has lead sessions at International Festivals, most recently at the International
Festival of Yoga, out of Dallas Texas (2020) and Bliss Beat Festival in Alexandria Italy
(2020).

See more at www.sasycacace.com or www.facebook.com/SasyCacace

 Email: Sasy@FirstRepondersYogaCanada.com.

Julia Long

Julia (Dharma Gian Kaur) is an Advanced Sivananda Yoga Teacher, certified California College of Ayurveda (CCA) Yoga Nidra Teacher Trainer, and a Kundalini Yoga Teacher based in Ottawa, Canada. She has been teaching and providing CCA Yoga Nidra sessions in groups and privately for many years. She is currently the only Classically-based Yoga Nidra Teacher Trainer in Canada (CCA-YN). She is also a certified Canadian Fitness Professional (CanFitPro). She has over 1000 hours of yoga training, including trauma-informed movement. She has 2 sons who are First Responders which spawned the creation of F.R.Y. She has seen and heard how their duty has changed them and increased their stress levels. The demands of their jobs are impacting their physical and non-physical wellbeing.

Julia holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Laws and was a practicing lawyer. She has used her skills as a leader in the federal arena to help keep chemical substances of concern out of the Canadian environment. She is also a member of the International Society of Female Professionals. She is writing and publishing in various journals on topics of wellbeing.

Julia is a Registered Yoga Alliance Instructor (RYT-500) and also a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP).

Connect with her on LinkedIn.

Julia has classed herself as a “mobile yoga provider” travelling to talk, teach and study.

See more at www.ProLongYoga.com or www.facebook.com/ProLongYoga

Julia@FirstRepondersYogaCanada.com

 

THE TEAM

In addition to the 2 Co-Founders, Sasy Cacace and Julia Long, F.R.Y.™ will be training and licensing yoga instructors to deliver F.R.Y.™ The Method classes live, when permitted, in cities across Canada.

For now, additional F.R.Y. Instructors will be able to deliver through the F.R.Y. The APP platform.

As well, F.R.Y. will be training and hiring additional F.R.Y. Educators to deliver the 20 hour Employer-Sponsored Intensive Workshops for First Responders in their workplaces across Canada. F.R.Y. wishes to create a community to support First Responders with the F.R.Y. The Method, an “equilibrium practice for a better life” movement.

GET CERTIFIED

Are you a First Responder interested in becoming a yoga
teacher and leading the F.R.Y. The Method classes to
your colleagues?

Are you a yoga teacher? Interested in licensing and
teaching the F.R.Y. The Method in your city?

CONTACT US

Are you a First Responder interested in becoming a yoga teacher and leading the
F.R.Y.™ The Method classes to your colleagues?
Please CONTACT US to learn the process.

Are you a yoga teacher? Interested in licensing and teaching the F.R.Y.™ The Method
in your city?
Please CONTACT US.

We will also be hiring more educators to train and lead our specialized workshops.
We look forward to hearing from you.

To create a supportive community for First Responders and to share F.R.Y. The Method, an
equilibrium practice for a better life movement

To bring in one place, virtually and in person, a tool box for First Responders mind-body
wellness that compiles breathwork, trauma-informed functional yoga movement, meditation,
lifestyle and positive affirmation techniques all in one place, designed for First Responders by
First Responders, tailored to their needs.