IFS Meets LifeForce Yoga – A Week of Healing and Learning
August 1, 2022 - August 5, 2022
IFS Meets LifeForce Yoga: A Workshop Intensive with LifeForce Yoga founder Amy Weintraub, and Internal Family Systems-trained therapist Angela Huebner, PhD, LMFT, at the beautiful Cape Cod Institute.
The combination of IFS and LFY provide just the tools we need to slow down and tune in! In the process of learning LFY practices to help clients self-regulate, increase self-efficacy and self-compassion, you will connect to the wholeness and healing capacity within yourself. Return home empowered with your own practice, a better understanding of the IFS model, and ready to share these tools with your clients. All bodies and abilities welcome!
Mental and physical health care providers can practice their specialties more effectively when they offer clients simple, evidence-based LifeForce Yoga (LFY) practices to self-regulate, experience self-efficacy and build resilience, combined with an understanding of the Internal Family Systems model (IFS). We will integrate yoga practices for accessing Self-energy and meeting our parts. Every day will include accessible movement, yoga breathing, simple guided relaxation, experiential exercises, demonstrations, case studies, and clinical applications. Throughout the week, you will experience how the integration of IFS and LFY enhances the healing process. CEU’s available.
Participants will practice accessible LifeForce Yoga skills appropriate in the consultation room, and explore the combination of Internal Family Systems Therapy and LFY practices that help:
- Access Self-energy
- Strengthen Self-to-part relationships
- Un-blend parts
- Care for parts not yet unburdened
- Safely tend to exiles not yet unburdened
The LFY protocol is available to all; a yoga mat is not necessary. Participants will discover a gentle, evidence-based yoga protocol to help you self-soothe, clear your mind, and will practice:
- Accessible Yoga postures
- Breathing and meditations to calm and lift the mood
- Yoga Nidra for self-soothing and insomnia
Amy and Angela will guide you in practices that access your natural compassion and wisdom. You will leave refreshed, revitalized, and excited about your practice, with new tools for emotional and physical balance. Read more about the synergy of LFY & IFS here.
This weekend is open to the public, yoga teachers, and health professionals. All bodies and abilities welcome! CEU’s available. Sessions are held mornings from 9am – 12:30pm with afternoons free to connect, practice, and relax!
What Alumni Are Saying:
“Both Amy and Angela are exquisitely knowledgeable and clear presenters and exceedingly kind and enjoyable people.”
“Angela and Amy were so experienced, generous, and respectful.“
“Amy and Angela were an amazing team together, they complimented each other wonderfully. And they both have in-depth knowledge of each other’s modalities so each of their presentations flowed together.”
The beautiful Cape Cod Institute features a summer-long series of week-long online and in-person CE courses taught by leading contributors to knowledge and practice. Our courses are for health and mental health professionals, as well as OD and HR practitioners, educators at all levels, and any profession that applies behavioral science to practice.
Angela is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in private practice in Falls Church, Virginia. She combines the art of psychotherapy with the science of change to help people identify and break out of patterned thoughts and behaviors that keep them stuck. She is a certified IFS clinician and LFY practitioner. In her 17 years as a tenured associate professor in the Department of Human Development’s Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Virginia Tech, Angela taught various clinical courses including Internal Family Systems and interpersonal neurobiology. Angela believes that when we are out of alignment with ourselves or with our partners, our system (body, mind, spirit) lets us know. Sometimes our system uses the language of depression. Sometimes worry and anxiety. Sometimes anger or sadness. Sometimes aches and pains. Our internal system provides us feedback if we listen.
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, by Sounds True/Macmillan is available now! Her award-winning novel Temple Dancer, set in India in the 1940’s and in current day USA, is available everywhere, including Audible.