April 27, 2022

Yoga for Responders: Powerful Tools for Stress Relief

In this episode, we speak with yoga instructors Wendy Boscia and Steve Zagami. Wendy comes from a family of responders, including her dad and brothers, and Steve is a retired U.S.M.C. Sgt., and FDNY Firefighter.


In this episode, we speak with yoga instructors Wendy Boscia and Steve Zagami. Wendy comes from a family of responders, including her dad and brothers, and Steve is a retired U.S.M.C. Sgt., and FDNY Firefighter.

Wendy and Steve will explain the benefits of Yoga for First Responders, who are exposed to emotional and physical stressors and injuries. Yoga, meditation and breathwork offer benefits that can reduce these stressors and help maintain the resilience required to help others in their time of need. The practice of Yoga and Meditation can reduce stress, improve flexibility, muscle strength, respiration, energy and vitality.

We learn:

How would doing Yoga be relevant or helpful for a First Responder?

What would the immediate result of practicing Yoga be?

How does yoga help take an stressed overactive mind and calm it down?

What can responders expect if they practice yoga a couple of times, what could they look forward to if they practice yoga in their day to day experience?

Is there a difference between yoga and meditation?

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Wendy Boscia

Yoga Instructor

Wendy B. completed her initial 200 HR training in “Power Yoga” and has been teaching for over 15 years. Wendy has gone on to receive extensive training and certifications in several styles of Yoga and Meditation, including Vinyasa and, Restorative as well as studied the subtle energies of Yoga and the anatomy of the body.

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Steve Zagami

Retired Firefighter, Retired USMC Sgt, RN, Yoga Instructor

Stephen Zagami born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y. Graduated from Monsignor Scanlan High School, Sgt. USMC. NYC Firefighter. Graduated from Westchester Community College ASN, Graduate Mercy College BSN. Graduate Yoga College of India, Certified Bikram Yoga Teacher. Certified Hot Pilates Teacher. Currently enrolled in the Master's Degree Nursing Education program, Mercy College. Currently working for the Devereux Foundation, NY Cares working with children and adolescents autism spectrum. Yoga Instructor Bikram Yoga Danbury and Bikram Yoga Yorktown Heights.