LifeForce Yoga for Depression and Anxiety Immersion: Williamsburg ONLINE
January 15 - January 17
For thousands of years, yogis have understood what current research in neurobiology and clinical observations are demonstrating — that, working with a body and breath-based practice, we can manage our moods. LifeForce Yoga interweaves the power of an ancient discipline with current scientific findings to help you release what’s no longer serving you — without a story attached! This training, incorporates breathing, postures, meditation techniques and other experiential yogic tools for mood management in order to work therapeutically with individuals and groups.
Explore 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
Visit William & Mary’s Website to learn more about the location and facilities.
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, 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.