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New Tools To Bring Balance To Your Life  
September 8-13. 2024
A Fall Retreat at Kripalu.

We all have a Precious Center. A place within that is unsullied by life’s traumatic events. LifeForce Yoga skills remove restrictions and help us access the compassion we need to explore our wounds with clarity and wisdom. IFS teaches us how to relate to ourselves and others from a place of inclusion, empathy, and curiosity, and the two modalities dovetail beautifully. You will experience the blend of a gentle, evidence-based yoga protocol to help you self-soothe and clear your mind as you work with your IFS parts. The manager parts, reactive parts, and those tender young parts from a place of compassionate self-awareness that is your highest Self. 

Is there a worried or depressed part of you that keeps you from seeing clearly? Is there a fearful part of you that prevents you from fully engaging in life and relationships?

Through pranayama, meditations, mantras, and yoga, you will:

  • Access your Self energy.
  • Learn skills to manage your mood.
  • Strengthen the Self to part relationships.
  • Unblend the parts that take over your internal system.
  • Safely tend to the protected parts of you that are not yet healed.

Return home feeling refreshed and with new tools to bring balance to the emotional and physical bodies.

NOTE This program is suitable for all levels including beginners. Psychotherapists, health professionals, and yoga teachers will learn techniques not regularly taught in yoga classes to help clients focus, relax, and gain greater access to their feelings. CE credits are available for yoga professionals. More information will be provided during the program.

CEUs available. For all levels including beginners. For all bodies, including students, yoga therapists, and mental health professionals.

Find more HERE.



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Amy Weintraub, MFA, E-RYT 500, YACEP, C-IAYT

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. She often collaborates with therapists to offer yoga-integrated programs to assist mental health professionals. 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.

Laura Schmidt, LMFT

Laura is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in private practice in Spokane, WA. A family systems therapist for over 25 years, she’s deeply committed to supporting healing professionals to become more self-aware, proficient, inclusive and ethical. As an Approved Internal Family Systems (IFS) Clinical Consultant and AAMFT Approved Supervisor, she also leads international online clinical consultation groups, and in-person workshops and retreats. She’s worked with over 250 consultees, spanning 26 countries and 19 time zones in online groups since 2019, and served as sole Faculty Assistant to IFS Founder Dick Schwartz at the Cape Cod Institute in 2021 and 2022.

IFS and Mindful Self Compassion practices also carried Laura through a bewildering decade recovering from an invisible traumatic brain injury and navigating the chronic challenges of another hidden health issue, rheumatoid arthritis. A familiarity with long-term social isolation and remote learning became the catalyst to expand my professional focus to serve a wider, global online community of healing professionals.  pausewithlaura.com