The purpose of the class is to increase your personal safety and raise situation awareness. Your body can not do what your mind has never considered. The class is designed to make you consider, “What if”?
Is this a self-defense class?
No, we do not teach marital arts or kung-fu. This is a class about being mindful. We focus on teaching the skills that change the way you move through your day, create consciousness about the message you are sending the world around you and improve your awareness of potential threats.
What is the objective of the class?
Our goal is to teach the skills that allow you to say verbally and non verbally, “Move along, I am not your victim, today”.
How long is the class?
Each class is 90-minutes with the exception of Active Shooter Survival Training.
What is Active Shooter Survival class?
This 3-hour class consists of a combination of presentation time and active demonstration of how to secure a space, save lives and defend against mass killing in the event you are dealing with an active shooter.
Do I need to prepay?
No, you pay at the door but you do need to register to secure your seat in the class.
What are the different classes about?
Ladies Only: This class focuses on safety for women while shopping and in public spaces. Includes tips to avoid purse and wallet snatching.
Bourne to the Safe: This class is a co-ed class discussing safety in public, in the home, and at work. We focus on color awareness* and OODA*. This class is designed to help you think like Jason Bourne* and makes a great date-night activity.
Not My Classroom: This class is for teachers and focuses on safety in the classroom and keeping students safe.
Here to Stay : This is a class designed for teenagers and addresses the challenges they face being safe in public, school and work. Its a must for pre-college students!
Senior Citizens: This class covers safety in all areas with a strong focus on safety in the home.
HOAs: This class is designed to help neighborhoods be safer and how your home can send the message, “Move along, I am not your victim today” to would-be thieves.
Independent Consultants/Distributors: This class is designed to help anyone who travels for home presentations or sales calls be safe in any environment
Church and Work Groups: This class is designed to help keep group environments safer. It helps your group be alert and prepared for "what if" situations.
How can I attend a class?
Check out the "Drop-In Classes" page for upcoming classes with openings and register to hold your spot.
How do I schedule a class for my own group?
You can schedule your own class in your home, clubhouse, church or office by visiting the "NYV Classes" or by calling Cyndee at 623-694-9096.
What if you don't have a class listed for my specific group?
Classes can be customized for your specific needs. You can call Cyndee to discuss your needs at 623-694-9096, or use the comments section of the class request form on the "NYV Classes" page.
What do the classes cost?
Not Your Victim classes are $25 per attendee
Active Shooter Training classes are $50 per attendee
I see references on the site to firearm topics. What is that about?
Cyndee has had her concealed carry permit for over a decade and developed a line of purses for women to carry their firearms safely and securely. Cyndee has multiple certifications from the NRA (See the next bullet point) and began teaching situation awareness, gun anatomy and firearm safety classes at several groups and local shooting ranges. As her classes gained in popularity, some people expressed that they were not comfortable with the topic of firearms, and therefore would miss out on this vital information. Cyndee's passion for teaching and her mission to help everyone learn how to be safe has led her to create the Not Your Victim series which focuses on safety and leaves out the firearm information.
What are those awesome certifications mentioned in the prior question?
Cyndee has the following credentials:
NRA Certified "Refuse to be a Victim" Instructor
NRA Certified Instructor for In Home Personal Protection
Certified Active Shooter Survival Instructor
NRA Certified Defensive Pistol Instructor
Defensive Pistol Competitor
What if I want more information on firearm safety or training?
No worries! We have a sister site: www.cyndeesconcealcarry.com where you can get more information on firearm safety. range accessories or conceal carry purses. We also offer our Defensive Pistol Training for women on this site for those who are interested in improving their comfort and accuracy.
I have a question not addressed here.
Please visit our "Contact Us" page and let us know!
*Color Code system by Phoenix Rising Defense (www.phoenixrisingdefense.com) *OODA - based on the OODA Loop by Military Strategist and USAF Colonel John Boyd *Jason Bourne based on the character in the Jason Bourne novels written by Robert Ludlum
Teaching the skills to be safe. Everywhere. Everyday