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Spend a weekend with Amy Weintraub, the founder of LifeForce Yoga and the author of Yoga Skills for Therapists and Yoga for Depression, as we use accessible yoga asana with mantra and pranayama breathing exercises to release the constrictions, followed by meditations that “give the mind a bone.” When the rumination that often accompanies anxiety and depression are present and we sit in meditation, the mind can spiral us into a darker place, characterized by self-critical talk that makes us feel worse. Learn LifeForce Yoga meditations based on the chakra system that can elevate the mood and calm the mind.

Practices include:

  • Pranayama and kriya breathing techniques that regulate the emotions
  • Meditations that lift the mood
  • Creating Affirmation (sankalpa)
  • LifeForce Yoga ® Bhavana (Imagery)
  • LifeForce Yoga ® Chakra Clearing Meditation
  • LifeForce Yoga Bliss Meditation
  • LifeForce Yoga ® Nidra
  • Tones that regulate the emotions (mantras)
  • Yoga asanas suitable for multilevel practitioners
  • Self-Inquiry through writing and Dyad Sharing

You will leave feeling refreshed, renewed, and excited about your at-home or teaching practice with new tools to bring balance to the emotional and physical body. Accessible for all levels, including beginners. Psychotherapists, health professionals, and yoga teachers will learn techniques not regularly taught in yoga classes to help their clients focus, relax, and have greater access to their feelings.

CEUs available for Yoga Teachers.

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.