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Join Amy in the the resplendent Blue Ridge Mountains at the beautiful Art of Living Reatreat Center!

Nearly twenty years of research, thirty years of practice, and Amy’s recovery from a debilitating depression inform this protocol of evidence-based yoga practices. Learn yoga tools from the pioneer in integrating yoga into mental health care. Strip away the obstacles that keep you from knowing the joy beneath your mood and story. Develop a practice that includes breathing exercises, easy postures, and guided meditations.

This lovely intensive covers evidence-based yogic tools, designed to

  • Energize and elevate depressed moods
  • Relax and calm anxiety
  • Work with the chakra system
  • Bring balance to your emotional body

Each practice is a clear, handy, do-able intervention. LifeForce Yoga interweaves ancient disciplines with current scientific findings to help you release what may be limiting you. Become the agent of your own healing and support the healing of those you serve.

Recommended reading/listening/viewing Amy Weintraub, Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists, LifeForce Yoga to Beat the Blues—Levels 1 & 2 (DVD), and LifeForce Yoga® CD Series; Tami Simon, (Ed.), Darkness Before Dawn: Redefining the Journey Through Depression.

This program is open to everyone; it may be of specific interest to yoga teachers, bodyworkers, and healthcare professionals.

NB: The workshop fulfills the prerequisite for the LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Training. More info about Training and LFYP Certification here and here.

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

Amy Weintraub, founder of the LifeForce Yoga® Healing Institute and author of the bestselling Yoga for Depression(Broadway Books, 2004) and the ground-breaking Yoga Skills for Therapists: Effective Practices for Mood Management (W.W. Norton, 2012), has been a pioneer in the field of yoga and mental health for over 20 years. She trains health and yoga professionals at notable international venues and offers workshops for everyday practitioners. The LifeForce Yoga® protocol is being used in residential treatment centers, hospitals and by healthcare providers around the world. She is involved in ongoing research on the effects of yoga on mood and has produced an award-winning library of evidence-based yoga and meditation CDs and DVDs for mood management. She edits a newsletter that includes current research, news, and media reviews on Yoga and mental health, archived here.