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Since 2004, Amy’s LifeForce Yoga’s LFYP 65-hour training has focused on accessible & evidence-based yoga skills to empower optimum mental health in your students, clients, and yourself. LifeForce Yoga covers the appropriate use of yogic interventions for all mood issues, from daily energy swings, to disorders like anxiety, depression, trauma, bi-polar, etc. The LFYP program includes discussion of scope of practice, working in a team, and when to refer out. Participants learn yogic-based assessment of the mind and application of ancient yogic practices adapted for individuals struggling with mood disorders.

LifeForce Yoga interweaves ancient disciplines with current scientific findings to help you release what no longer serves you and become the agent of your own healing. Each LFYP training is carefully staffed by Yoga Therapists, Yoga Teachers, and Mental Health Professionals. Learn the best strategies for using yoga for mental health in an environment of yoga teachers, yoga therapists, mental health providers, educators, and more.

Required reading Amy Weintraub, Yoga for Depression.

Recommended reading/listening/viewing Amy Weintraub, Yoga Skills for Therapists, LifeForce Yoga Levels 1 & 2 DVDs, and LifeForce Yoga® CD Series; Tami Simon, (Ed.), Darkness Before Dawn: Redefining the Journey Through Depression. C-IAYT CEUs are available.

Note Tuition includes a 170-page manual that contains scripts, pictures, and relevant research.

Rose Kress, E-RYT 500, YACEP, C-IAYT

Owner and director of LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute. Lead LifeForce Yoga Practitioner trainer, Rose has been teaching since 2004. yogafordepression.com/about-rose-kress/.

Deborah E. Lubetkin, PsyD, RYT 200, LFYP-2, LFY Mentor

Licensed psychologist, Kripalu Yoga teacher, and a certified LifeForce Yoga practitioner, mentor, and mentoring director. drdeborahlubetkin.com.

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

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 S

kills 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.