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Tune in LIVE on Facebook for a chat about my novel TEMPLE DANCER with renowned Yoga Therapist, Amy Wheeler, PhD of Optimal State Yoga Therapy School.

CLICK HERE to join us on Thurs, December 17th

Amy is a new thought leader in the field of Mental Health and Women’s Health who is changing the world with her revolutionary Optimal State® system of health and healing. She is a past president of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, IAYT, and delights in yoga philosophy. Among other things, we’ll talk about

  • The history of India and how women were perceived and treated
  • Devadasis and how women were able to claim their power
  • How the voice of Saraswati came through and what that was like

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Amy Weintraub, MFA, ERYT-500, C-IAYT, YACEP

Amy Weintraub, MFA, E-RYT 500, YACEP, C-IAYT, is the founder of LifeForce Yoga® and a pioneer in the field of yoga and mental health. She is the author of Yoga for Depression (Broadway Books) and Yoga Skills for Therapists (W.W. Norton) and numerous magazine articles and book chapters. Amy is trained in Internal Family Systems, Level 2, and collaborates with IFS-certified therapists to offer integrated programs of IFS and LifeForce Yoga. She has been a consultant for research on the impact of Yoga on mood, and the evidence-based Yoga protocols for depression and anxiety she developed are used in therapeutic settings internationally and are featured on award-winning audio-visual products for mood management.

Amy’s latest offering, Yoga for Your Mood Deck: 52 Ways to Shift Depression and Anxiety, will be published by Sounds True/Macmillan in Spring 2021, and her new novel Temple Dancer, set in India in the 1940’s and in current day USA, is on sale now. amyweintraub.com

Amy Wheeler, Ph.D., E-RYT-1200, C-IAYT

For over 25 years Amy Wheeler has been a consultant to elite level athletes, peak performers and healthcare organizations that require living in their Optimal State® to achieve their desired goals.

Amy’s life purpose has been to change the way people view mental and physical health by educating them about the inter-relationship between Yoga, Psychology and Public Health. Amy has studied Yoga and Yoga Therapy in India, Europe and the United States. During the past 25 years, Amy studied extensively in the T. Krishnamacharya Tradition. On numerous extended trips, she studied at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM) in Chennai, India.

2018-2020 Amy served as the President of the Board of Directors to the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). Prior to this, Amy had served on the Board of Directors as Secretary for IAYT for 4 years. Additionally, she helped to develop and define standards for Ayurvedic Yoga Therapists in the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA).

Amy has authored 14 training manuals, 7 children’s books, 3 books of poetry and also 865-hours of curriculum for the Optimal State of Living programs. She and her husband, George Mantoan, have created hundreds of hours of audio and video courses for health and healing, and they hope their NEW mobile App will change the future of mental health on a worldwide scale. More here: amywheeler.com.