President - Sean Weir
Sean served in both the United Kingdom and United States career Fire Services. He was as a career fire-fighter in both the Royal Air Force and Greater Manchester Fire Services. He is certified as both a Florida and Connecticut fire-fighter as well as a Connecticut Fire Officer/ Instructor and EMT. After retiring from the West Haven Fire Department, Sean has transitioned to now serve his fellow Responder community in Connecticut.
First experiencing Yoga and Mindfulness through the Uniformed Services Program, Sean became particularly interested in mind-body practices that combined the benefit of Eastern wisdom with Western evidence-based research.
Having completed his 200 hour Yoga Teacher Trainings as well as Mindful Yoga Therapy, Prison Yoga Project (PYP), Yoga for Recovery (Y-12 SR) and 108 Monkeys Yoga for urban youth and underserved communities training, Sean is particularly grateful for each opportunity to share these practices with others.
Program Manager - Alistair Sweeney
Alistair served in the New Zealand Army for over a decade in various combat oriented, leadership and training roles that included active duty tours to East Timor and Afghanistan.
After leaving the military Alistair found Yoga a great way to heal the tension in his body after years of harsh physical activity. As he continued to practice Yoga and Mindfulness, Alistair also became aware of the significant benefit of these practices for providing a greater sense of mental and emotional wellbeing.
Having completed his 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training as well as Trauma-Conscious, Mindful Resilience and Mindful Yoga Therapy training, Alistair is enthusiastic about sharing his experience with others.
Read more about Alistair, his Yoga journey and teaching at www.alistairsweeney.com.