IAYT SYTAR 2021 Speaker: Collaboration + Connection = Co-creation
June 17 @ 8:00 am - June 20 @ 5:00 pm MST
SYTAR IS ON (VIRTUALLY) June 17-20, 2021 in Reston, VA, and Amy will be giving a Plenary talk.
Collaboration + Co-Creation = Connection
In the specialized field of yoga therapy, we sometimes feel we need to know it all. Can we instead relax into the knowledge that we don’t have to know it all, and that we are connected to our colleagues in ways that can support and sustain us? When we attune with students and clients, we are collaborating with them as they learn to become the experts on their own mind-body’s needs. We will talk about the skills of attunement, collaboration, and co-creation and practice ways to develop those abilities. Throughout this session, we will nourish our bodies and calm our minds with self-care practices that can also be used with the precious beings we serve. Includes an experiential component.
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.
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